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Watco Anti Slip Traffic Paint

Textured, slip resistant coating for medium traffic areas.

  • Excellent UV resistance
  • Low slip potential for pedestrians
  • Highlights hazards and walkways
  • Colours and protects in one coat

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£150.30 (Ex VAT)

This item: Anti Slip Traffic Paint BLACK 5L £89.30 (Ex VAT)


Watco Anti Slip Traffic Paint is a flexible, anti slip coating which transforms and brightens up asphalt, and offers a good degree of slip resistance with just one high build application.

Anti Slip Traffic Paint contains a pre-blended aggregate which provides a finely textured slip resistant surface. It leaves a more uniform and easily cleaned finish than conventional anti slip coatings where grit is sprinkled on separately.

This abrasion resistant, waterproof coating is most suited for use in light to medium trafficked areas, private asphalt driveways, tennis courts, playgrounds and warehouses. Watco Heavy Duty Anti Slip Traffic Paint is available for heavier wear external areas.

Anti Slip Traffic Paint is quick and easy to use for painting large areas, and ideal for highlighting hazards, marking out parking bays and pedestrian areas, and for using with Watco Stencils. This coating has excellent UV resistance which helps protect against fading. Anti Slip Traffic Paint carries CE Mark EN 1504-2 and has impressive test results for slip resistance, hardness, abrasion, adhesion, impact and flexibility. It’s virtually solvent free and has an A+ VOC emissions rating.

Recommended areas of use

  • Pedestrian walkways
  • Colour coding and highlighting hazardous areas
  • Line marking
  • Playgrounds
  • Tennis courts
  • Private asphalt driveways


  • Anti slip, flexible water based acrylic
  • Fine pre-blended grit offers slip resistance for pedestrians
  • Transforms, dull, drab asphalt and tarmac
  • Excellent resistance to UV and weathering
  • Colours, protects and waterproofs with just one coat
  • High pigment level offers excellent hiding power
  • Breathable
  • Virtually solvent free and odourless – safe to use inside as well as outside
  • Suitable for both asphalt and concrete
  • Superior performance demonstrated by ISO testing to CE Mark EN1504-2
Drying TimeRecoat TimeTouch DryLight TrafficMedium Traffic
10°C16 hours8 hours48 hours72 hours
20°C6 hours4 hours24 hours48 hours
30°C3 hours2 hour12 hours24 hours
Light Traffic: Foot
Medium Traffic: Cars, trolley, pallet truck
Suitable for Asphalt, tarmac, concrete, brick, masonry and similar porous surfaces. The moisture content of concrete should be less than 75% RH.
Finish Coloured, matt, anti slip.
Interior or Exterior Interior and exterior.
Composition Water based acrylic.
Number of components 1
Coverage 15-20m² depending on the texture of the substrate. The coverage rate does not allow for filling the crevices and texture of a tarmac or asphalt surface. Using the product in this way will greatly reduce coverage and extend drying time.
Application tools Medium pile roller. Cut in using a brush.
Wet film thickness 200 microns.
Dry film thickness 140 microns.
Minimum application temperature Air temperature 15°C, floor temperature 10°C.
Pot life Up to 30 minutes at 20°C.
Storage Between 15°C-25°C for at least 8 hours prior to use. Do not allow to freeze.
Shelf life 12 months in unopened container.
Principle limitations Not recommended for use on concrete used by vehicles (see instead Watco Heavy Duty Anti Slip Traffic Paint). Watco Anti Slip Traffic Paint is intended as a decorative finish only, and will not bind or fill weak or defective asphalt surfaces. Do not apply in areas which will be constantly under water. Do not apply too thickly. If the crevices and texture of the asphalt are filled with paint, this can prevent water draining which may result in a slip hazard.
Cleaning Mild, neutral detergent – Watco Protect is ideal.
Cleaning tools Water.

Surface preparation

New asphalt & tarmac – should be sound and at least 3 months old. If any residual oils remain, the surface should be washed using Watco Concroff.

Existing bare asphalt & tarmac – remove any grease or oil deposits using Watco Concroff. Painted surfaces – abrade to remove any weak or loose paint. Check remaining paint is well bonded. Very smooth, glossy paint should be lightly abraded to provide a key. Watco Bio D can be used to remove grease and oil from painted surfaces.

Bare concrete – remove surface laitance, dust and any light dirt or grease deposits using Watco Etch & Clean. Watco Etch & Clean also etches smooth, bare concrete surfaces to provide a key. Flush with clean water and allow surface to dry. For the removal of heavier deposits of oil and grease we recommend Watco Concroff, again, flush with clean water and allow the surface to dry.

New concrete – as a guide, new concrete should be left for four weeks to dry in the summer and six in the winter. The surface should then be prepared using Watco Etch & Clean and thoroughly rinsed away and left to dry prior to applying this coating.

Damp surfaces – this coating can be applied to residual damp which may remain after cleaning.

Metal – remove any dust and flaking material by disc grinding or wire brushing. Apply the coating immediately after preparation to the clean metal surface. Grease or oil can be removed using Watco Bio D. Allow the metal to dry before coating.

Galvanised Metal – Watco Galvaprime must be used to prepare galvanised metal.

Non-ferrous Metals – for advice, please contact our technical department.

Priming – Standard: one coat is generally sufficient. On very porous or open textured surfaces, two coats may be required. The first coat will act as a ‘priming coat’ and may be diluted with up to 10% water to assist with application.

Heavy duty – priming is not usually required, but for open textured, or highly porous high suction surfaces, such as sand and cement screed, use Watco 4 Hour Epoxy Primer to ensure a uniform finish and to prevent air entrapment bubbles.

Mixing (heavy duty)

Remove the two inner tins from the tall outer tin. Stir the contents of each tin thoroughly and pour all of the contents into the outer tin, (scrape around the inside of the tins to remove any residue). Mix the components together using a spatula or similar wide bladed tool, (a piece of wooden batten is ideal). Continue mixing until an even colour and consistency are obtained. Do not mix more than one pack at a time. If a paint stirrer fitted to an electric drill is used, also use the spatula to blend in any unmixed material from the side and bottom of the tin. The slip resistant particles are already pre-blended (in the Resin). Tip the mixed components into a shallow paint tray – do not leave in the outer tin. This coating is not intended to be thinned, however, in some situations up to 5% of Watco Solvent TH99 may be added to assist in application.


Original: Stir the paint thoroughly and do not thin, however in very hot weather, (25°C+); up to 10% water may be added to make application easier. Apply by roller and work well into the surface. It can be applied by brush but this may result in reduced coverage. Avoid applying the paint too thickly as this encourages water to puddle on the surface and as such may become slippery. If a second coat is required, apply it as soon as the first coat is dry (generally 6 hours), and within 5 days of applying the first coat. If more than 5 days elapse, the first coat should be lightly abraded before the second coat is applied. Avoid washing the surface for 7 days.

Heavy Duty:  Best results are obtained in warm (minimum of 15°C), dry conditions with good ventilation. Apply one coat with a medium pile roller (not foam) working well into the surface of the asphalt or concrete. It can be applied by brush but this may result in reduced coverage. Do not exceed the maximum coverage of 20m² per 5L pack. If a second coat is required, apply it as soon as the first coat is dry (generally 6 hours), and within 5 days of applying the first coat. If more than 5 days elapse, the first coat should be lightly abraded before the second coat is applied. Avoid washing the surface for 7 days.


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