Better traction on concrete
A non-skid additive
Mix the nonskid floor additive with the paint. Then apply the paint to give the surface a rough texture to help prevent slips.Photo: Courtesy of We do everything by our own hands
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.
Required Tools for this Project
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.
- Non-skid additive
- Paint for concrete