How to Apply Anti-Slip Grit in Paint

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How to Apply Anti-Slip Grit in Paint
Apply anti-slip grit to your floor treatment to avoid slippery floors even when wet. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Slippery floors can be alleviated by adding anti-slip grit into the floor treatment. A wide variety of anti-slip additives can be mixed with paint during the application process. Aluminum oxide is a durable and effective choice for an anti-slip additive. Although there are many methods for using anti-slip grit in paint, one effective way is to paint the floor and broadcast the grit over the paint. The paint dries and a top coat seals the grit into the floor for a long-lasting anti-slip treatment.

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Things you need

  • Roller
  • Roller pan
  • Bucket
  • Hand-held fertiliser broadcaster
  • Shop broom

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  1. 1

    Roll a coat of paint onto the floor with a paint roller.

  2. 2

    Pour aluminum oxide anti-slip grit into the broadcaster and evenly coat the wet paint with a layer of grit. Turn the handle of the broadcaster to spread the grit across the floor evenly. Approximately 3/4 to 1lb. of aluminum oxide per square foot of floor is often required for an adequate coating. Allow the paint to dry at least 72 hours.

  3. 3

    Sweep off the coated floor surface with a shop broom to remove any excess grit.

  4. 4

    Paint a light top coat of paint over the layer of grit on the floor with a paint roller. Allow the paint to dry at least 72 hours before use.

Tips and warnings

  • Apply anti-slip grit into paint treatments on floors that get wet or are exposed to water frequently.
  • Wear eye and face protection when broadcasting the grit onto the floor.

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