Anti Slip Paint Canada

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Anti slip paint for preventing accidents and increasing safety

Slips and trips are a serious problem, both at home and in the workplace. In Canada, slips and trips account for the most workplace injuries, and a great deal of accidents involve slips. If you are an employer, you have duty of care to provide a safe workplace for your employees, and can be held liable if you neglect it. Fortunately there is a simple remedy: an anti slip paint or coating is easily applied and effective in preventing injuries caused by slips and trips.

Stairs are the number one cause of slipping, but any floor that is wet or dirty becomes an increased risk area. Surfaces such as handrails, door handles, and tool grips can also benefit from an anti slip coating. Here we will provide you with all the information you need to decide which anti slip coating solution is right for your project, and help you find the anti slip coating product you need.

3 factors to consider when choosing an anti slip coating

How you choose your anti slip paint depends upon a number of factors. Anti slip coatings are numerous, and many are intended for specific substrates or end uses. When choosing your paint therefore, it is paramount that you keep in mind:

  1. Your substrate type: metal, concrete, wood, plastic, etc.
  2. Your substrate’s environment: Is there a risk of chemical exposure, abrasion, UV radiation?
  3. The intended end use: Will it need to withstand mechanical loads and heavy impacts, or is it for foot traffic? Is it in a setting where health and cleanliness is a concern?

Once you know exactly what you need from your coating, you need to understand the demands of each coating type. Non skid paint comes in three different types: as a separate paint and non slip additive which need to be combined, a premixed coating, and as a nanocoating.


1. Pre-mixed anti skid coating

applying pre-mixed anti slip paint

Pre-mixed anti slip paint is an easy to apply system that contains anti slip granula.

Description: The simplest of the anti slip paints, these products come with aggregate pre-mixed, either as a two- or single-component system, or create a rough textured surface as the coating dries. These coatings are durable, water and oil resistant, and come in epoxy, polyurethane varieties. They are often divided into categories based on specific need; Offshore (corrosion resistant anti slip paint for metal), Industrial (chemical and abrasion resistant coatings) and Commercial (aesthetically appealing non slip coatings).
Recommended uses: Interior and exterior floors, walkways, decks, patios, mild industrial and commercial environments with up to heavy pedestrian foot traffic and light rubber wheeled cart traffic. Hospitals, kitchens, change rooms, schools, anywhere that requires a slip-protection coating.
Substrates: There are specific products for specific substrates; this option is suitable for all substrates, but you need to choose the appropriate coating; anti slip paint for wood, metal, concrete, etc.

2. Paint + a non skid additive

Description: Anti slip properties are given to a coating by adding an aggregate such as sand, glass beads, rubber crumb, and others. The aggregate provides a rough surface which prevents slipping. Aggregate can be mixed through a coating before application, or sprinkled over a still wet first coat. If the second, it should be allowed to dry before having excess aggregate brushed away and a second coat applied on top. The aggregate comes in three grades: fine, medium, and coarse, in order of increasing anti slip strength.
Recommended uses: Heavy industrial-use flooring to kitchen floors, aggregate is a flexible material. However, which aggregate you choose will affect which coating you can use: glass beads and synthetic aggregate can be combined with acrylic coatings as well as resin coatings (epoxy, urethane, polyaspartic and polyurea), whereas silica sand, aluminium oxide, coloured quartz and flint silica aggregates can only be used with resin coatings. However, adding your own aggregate gives you control over the result.
Substrates: All, just choose your coating and aggregate pairing carefully.

3. Non slip nano coating

Description: An anti slip coating based on nanotechnology uses the numerous benefits of nano coatings and adds one more by making them non slip, too. A relatively new process, the non slip coating with nanotechnology provides a textured surface on a scale so small it is virtually unnoticeable, but which actually becomes even more non slip when it is wet. These coatings are also durable, waterproof, abrasion resistant, long-lasting, low-maintenance, and non-toxic.
Recommended uses: Applications which require a clear, glossy finish and very thin coating profile. Nano anti slip coatings can be used for interior and exterior applications including entryways and ramps, in food preparation areas, in wet-prone areas like spas, swimming pools, and leisure centres.
Substrates: All.

Anti slip paint in Canada – products & prices

Anti slip paint is available from suppliers across Canada. Below is a table outlining different non slip paint varieties, as well their use and prices. If you would like any more information about anti slip coating for your project, our experts are here to help. Get in contact through the “Request a quote” button at the bottom of the article and use our 100% free service.

Anti slip paint productPrice (RRP)PackagingTheoretical coverageSubstrates
No Skidding® Anti Slip Textured Epoxy Spray$23.9412 oz. 20ft²/ 12 oz.fibreglass, wood, steel, concrete
No Skidding® Industrial Anti-Slip Floor Treatment$233.80Gallon400 Sq Ft/galhard surfaces and floors made of ceramic, marble, granite, concrete, mosaic and other mineral or stone surfaces
Rust-Oleum Anti-slip Spray Paint$11.4915 oz.14 ft.² /can (1.3 m² )interior/exterior metal, concrete, ceramic and wood surfaces
EXCEL Anti-Slip Floor Coating$63.843.4kg50 sq. ft. per 3.4kgwalkways, patios, stairs, pools, decks, balconies and carports
Kiwi Grip$227.99Gallon2 m² per litremarine deck coating

Anti slip nano coating companies operating in Canada do not offer their products for direct purchase; the non slip paints based on nanotechnology are applied by trained contractors to guarantee the best results. For more information about nano coating, contact us!


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