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Seal a Slippery Concrete Porch Floor

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    LESLIE: Amy in Michigan finds The Money Pit on WTOD. What can we do for you today?

    AMY: Yes, I have a cement back porch that right now is like skating on ice. It is so slippery when it is wet. And I’m …

    TOM: Oh, but it’s fun. (chuckling)

    AMY: Not really, when we are falling down. I wanted to find out if there is anything that I can put on the cement to make it so it is nonskid; so we’re not slipping when we walk out the back door.

    TOM: Is there any kind of finish on the cement porch right now, Amy?

    AMY: No.

    TOM: Good. That’s the right answer. (chuckling) Because what we’re going to probably recommend for you is an epoxy floor finish because whenever you’re trying to finish concrete, the best finishes today are epoxy based; where there’s two parts that mix together and then it’s air and sort of chemically cured together. But in addition to that, you probably are going to need an anti-skid finish.

    AMY: Right.

    LESLIE: Yeah, actually Behr makes an excellent additive that you can mix into – even if you weren’t going for a paint and say you had a wood surface, you could mix it into a stain. And it’s their non-skid floor finish additive and you can get it at any Home Depot and mix it right into any paint or stain; whatever type of finish you want to put on that concrete. And that should keep you falling down and much to the dismay of the rest of your family members, who I’m sure get a kick out of it.

    AMY: Yes, they do find it funny. (laughing)

    TOM: There you go, Amy. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.

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