Anti Slip Paint

An inexpensive paint additive makes a slip-resistant surface

Buy a slip-resistant additive for a stair paint to make steps less slippery. It's easy and inexpensive.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

Better traction on concrete

If you're concerned about potential falls from slipping on concrete steps, consider painting them with a special non-slip additive. Paint stores sell inexpensive additives that you mix with a gallon of any type of paint or solid-color stain to give you better traction on concrete surfaces. The additive won't change the color of the paint or stain, but it provides texture to improve traction. Don't expect a completely slip-resistant surface.

Stir the additive into the paint (one package per gallon), then apply the paint with a paintbrush or roller. If you're applying more than one coat, put the additive in the final coat.

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You'll need basic painting tools.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Paint for concrete
  • Non-skid additive