On a cabin sole finished bright, with beautiful gloss varnish, how do you provide essential non-skid areas where they are needed? For example, on the edge of the raised area under the dinette on Eolian facing you, where people want to firmly place their feet while sliding out from under the table?
I had tried various alternatives, including a clear non-skid tape made by 3M (the adhesive failed wherever sun hit it). And then, like in most cases, I discovered that someone had solved this problem a long, long time ago, in a very elegant way: salt varnish.
Here's what you do:
- Mask off the area to be "non-skidded"
- Apply a wet coat of varnish
- Immediately sprinkle it with a liberal layer of regular table salt
- When the varnish is cured, sponge away the salt with a moist sponge