So the kids love to climb, mine probably more than most so we did a summer break project! So we looked around online and there's really nothing there for a home climbing wall to fit our needs, so we just like made it up.
I bought 9 planks of the heaviest plywood they had at walmart and ordered climbing grab handles from amazon in multi color but then we realized that it just looked a bit boring for this funnest thing ever!
So we went online to look for a good paint for plywood, but something that would also add some grip for the kids. So we found this bedliner called durabak was really highly recommended all ovr the internet for use on plywood, mainly by boats and stuff.
So we called durabakcompany.com and their customer service was literally the most patient and best I think I've ever dealt with, They had so much patience and gave me lots of ideas and said that Durabak gets used a lot on climbing walls! Yay!
They gave me the idea to go with dark blue and dark grey and draw out a random pattern and paint it all with 3 coats of Durabak and it just looks so awesome I bring everyone up to see it now. The kids totally love it and it just makes me so proud that I built that thing with my kids! They're super psyched about it too.