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 pan
- Hand-held fertiliser broadcaster
- Shop broom
Roll a coat of paint onto the floor with a paint roller.
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.
Sweep off the coated floor surface with a shop broom to remove any excess grit.
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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