how to make slippers slip proof

sheilajoyce_gwOctober 10, 2011

I just saw a comment a gal made on Ravelry about her knit slippers that have silicone soles. So I asked her how she did it and what she uses.

Since so many have asked about this over the years, I thought I would share her answer. She uses DAP's clear 100% rubber silicone sealant. It fits into a calking gun, and so she outlines the sole of the slipper and then filles it in with the silicone, smoothing it with a popsicle stick. Then she lets it dry and adds a second coat the same way. She lets that sit for a day before using it. If you step in water and then on a slick floor, she warns that they will be very slippery.

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jjknitter

I read that people are using Puff Paint for bottom of
slippers. There are leather non-skid soles that can be
sewn to bottom of slippers.
Not sure which one of these sites have the soles:
www.marymaxim.com OR www.herrschners.com

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 2:50AM
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Vickey__MN

We wrap ours (the parts we dont' want sprayed), then spray then with plasti-dip (we buy the spray)..lightly a few times. As far as I know they don't get slippery because it's lightly sprayed and thus you still have texture...but it's waterproof still!

Vickey-MN

    Bookmark   October 13, 2011 at 6:10PM
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west_gardener

Hi, I'm new to this board, and I took the suggestion of using plasti-dip spray for the bottom of knitted slippers. It worked very well. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 8:41PM
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socks

There is another one called Super Grip. It's a spray I've seen recommended but I have never used it.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 11:43AM
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patsyann

Hi,

Where do you buy plasti-dip?

    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 12:15PM
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west_gardener

I bought mine from the net, with s/h it came to almost $17.00. Kind of expensive so if you have an ACE Hardware near you, try there.

Here is a link that might be useful: Clear spray-Plasti-dip

    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 5:10PM
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Vickey__MN

Home depot has it also, that's where I get it
Vickey-MN

    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 8:25PM
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marys1000

My mom just slaps duct tape on the bottom of hers :)

    Bookmark   December 3, 2011 at 2:41PM
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