Safe Tread Anti Slip Coating – Clear 'Coarse Grit' 1 Gallon - (3.8L)



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Safe Tread Anti Slip Coating was developed and is manufactured by Acry-tech, the same Californian company that brought to us DuraTex - America's #1 Speaker Cabinet Coating.

Safe Tread is available in 3 different versions: Coarse Grit (most anti-slip properties but can be aggressive on bare feet so it's ideal where people will be walking with shoes on), Fine Grit (the least anti-slip of the 3 versions but it's good for bare feet - pool decks, etc.), and Medium Grit (this is in between the Coarse and Fine grits and can also be walked on with bare feet). See RELATED PRODUCTS below.

Also available as a special order in any colour - Contact Us.

When wood or decorative concrete gets wet… It’s Slippery. But now you can keep the beautiful surface and make it safe with Safe Tread Clear.

This 100% Acrylic formulation bonds tightly to a wide range of surfaces and is applied at only 3.7 to 5.5 square metres per litre (150 to 225 Square Feet per Gallon). Heavy traffic areas may require the 3.7 metres per litre application rate.

Safe Tread Clear stands up to the weather because this formulation repels water and will not water whiten as many other clear products will.

Special UV blockers help prevent ultra violet deterioration of the substrate as the sun shines through.

Reasons Why Many Use Safe Tread Clear:

Safe Tread Clear is a unique anti slip coating because it allows the decorative look to show through. You no longer have to sacrifice beauty for safety. The Hospitality Industry is especially concerned with safety, but they want a product that blends in with their decorating scheme. Industrial looking safety coatings just don’t have the beauty and warmth that can be achieved with Safe Tread Clear.

Public walkways can be smooth and a danger when wet. Safe Tread Clear is unobtrusive yet gives great safety to wet areas.

Natural wood decks are beautiful when the sun is shining, but can get really slippery when wet. Safe Tread Clear maintains a safe footing in wet conditions AND helps keep the surface cleaner because mold and mildew can’t get a foothold as easily as they might in uncoated wood. Safe Tread Clear protects both the substrate and the pedestrians.

Slip and fall accidents are a major liability. The application of Safe Tread Clear can reduce liability and at the same time beautify and protect the substrate.

Where To Use Safe Tread Clear Anti Slip Coating:

The Clear Safe Tread Formula makes decorative, stained concrete or natural wood surfaces safer, giving you a NON SKID surface while allowing the beauty of the underlying surface to show through. Now you can get great NON SKID properties for less than $8.50 per square metre.

  • Stages
  • Stained Concrete
  • Natural Wood Surfaces
  • Portico areas
  • Stairs
  • Smooth Concrete
  • Entryways
  • Wheel chair ramps
  • Boardwalks

Safe Tread Clear Coating:

When applied evenly and at the recommended rate, Safe Tread Clear imparts almost NO color onto decorative wood or concrete surfaces. Angular sheen may be reduced somewhat due to the non skid particles but the beauty of the underlying surface will shine through. Heavy applications can result in some opacity especially when viewed from a low angle. For that reason, Safe Tread Clear is designed to give great traction with only a light application required. The Coarse Grit version is ideal for applications where pedestrians will have their shoes on. It can be a little abrasive to bare feet. For a product better suited for bare feet – use our Safe Tread Clear – Fine Grit version. Recently a Medium Grit Anti-Slip Coating has been added to the Safe Tread range as a happy medium between the Coarse Grit and Fine Grit.


Safe Tread CLEAR is Self-Crosslinking, user-friendly, and enhanced with UV Blockers that help prevent sunlight deterioration of the underlying substrate. This NON WATER WHITENING PRODUCT creates an incredibly effective anti-slip, non-skid surface on clean, dry, prepared substrates. Safe Tread CLEAR penetrates deeply and is scuff and impact resistant which means a long service life. It cures by evaporation and air dries quickly while it’s also NON FLAMMABLE for safe application even indoors. Use it on Wood, Decorative Concrete and other decorative surfaces to provide a NON SKID surface while allowing the underlying beauty to show through. CONTAINS NO HAZARDOUS OR HARMFUL SILICA!

Download the Safe Tread Clear Data Sheet



  • Vehicle: Acrylic Polymer Latex
  • Solids Volume: 40%
  • Solids Weight: 44%
  • Wt / Gal.: 8.8#
  • Viscosity: 10Kcps
  • Cures by: Air Drying & Self Crosslinking
  • V.O.C.: < 0.65# / gal (78g/L), = “Very Low V.O.C.”
  • Toxicity: NON-TOXIC and relatively odorless.


  • Highly UV Resistant
  • Low Sheen Finish
  • Shelf Life: >1 yr
  • Hot Tire Resistant
  • High Adhesion (ASTM D-4541-95)
  • Waterbased for easy application and cleanup
  • Impact Resistant (ASTM D-2794)
  • Wear Resistant (ASTM F-510)
  • Available in: 1 gallon (3.8L) Pails
  • Aggregate: Safe, non-toxic polymer grit
  • Spread Rate:  (3.7 to 5.5 square metres per litre) total in 2 coats for maximum longevity.


Safe Tread CLEAR can be applied at surface temperatures between 60°F and 110°F. Application is not recommended when the surface temperature is below 60°F or soon to fall below that temperature. Prepare surfaces by pressure washing and removing all dirt, grease, loose paint, rust, efflorescence, dead wood fibers or other contaminants. All new treated wood must be seasoned, or weathered, for a minimum of 6 months before applying Safe Tread Clear. Etch new concrete after 30 day curing, lightly sand fiberglass gel coat. Ceramic tiles must be acid etched to remove the glassy finish prior to coating. All surfaces must be clean, dry and “paint ready” before application. Stir Safe Tread Clear to incorporate all the non skid particles and create a homogenous material. Stir again if the product sits without agitation for one hour.

Mask off area to be coated to maintain clean edge detail. Check weather conditions to be certain rain or dew is not imminent before product has the opportunity to dry fully after application. Stir well before using. Apply the product evenly with our blue textured foam rollers (available in 9” and 4” sizes). Dilute if needed with clean water and dilute sparingly. For heavier traffic areas, apply a second coat when dry to the touch. Clean up spills and tools with water.


To clean the surface and maintain the beauty of Safe Tread CLEAR, light pressure rinsing is generally sufficient. If needed, use a general purpose cleaners such as: Tri Sodium Phosphate (TSP), Laundry Detergent (Tide Powder), Citrus Orange Cleaners, Formula 409, Simple Green or similar type products to remove oily deposits or other foreign matter. For best results apply cleaner at the recommended dilution rate and scrub lightly with a stiff bristle deck brush. Rinse thoroughly when cleaning is complete.

Effective Jan 2011

Order weight is calculated on whichever of the dead (actual) or volumetric weight is the greatest. As of 10/9/21 capped $8.80 to $16.50 for up to 20kg to most areas. For orders under $50 options are Standard Postage $8.80 or Express Shipping for $16.50. Orders over $1,000 ship for free. Express Shipping covers one delivery attempt so please provide an address where someone is available to sign for courier delivery between 9am and 5pm weekdays. You can instruct us to ask the courier to leave your parcel unattended in a safe place, although please be aware that if anything happens to the parcel, neither us nor the courier company can be held responsible. Work addresses are a great delivery option. If using a work address please include the business' name.

* for some larger items does not apply to Australian remote island locations, some mainland remote locations (outside Darwin NT and Perth WA metro areas) or outside Australia. If unsure if you are entitled to capped shipping it is best to contact us prior to placing order.