Permacolour Glass Grit is the most common slip-reducer used as it is easy to control the level of grit required. Permacolour Glass Grit is typically hand broad-cast onto the first coat of sealer while it is still wet, with a second, clear coat applied over the glass grit locks the grit in. Using a seed spreader is a good alternative to spread the grit, as it is easy to master for even application.
Note: Do not apply Permacolour Glass grit on windy days as this will reduce the chance of getting an even finish.
When sealing concrete surfaces for foot or vehicle traffic it is important (recommended by OSH) that the finished surface has certain slip resistance when wet. Some Councils now also require a minimum 0.4 rating for sealed surfaces when wet.
Slip reducer is added and designed for use with Permacolour Sealers. This is mixed into the sealer prior to application and is ideally suited for those that are not experienced in applying the non-slip grit products.
How to apply Permacolour Glass Grit
Simply hand broadcast over the sealed surface while the first coat of sealer is still wet.
- Then apply another coat of sealer to hold in the grit.
- Use aluminium oxide on dark coloured floors and glass grit on lighter coloured concrete floors
Coverage: 1 kg per 25 m²
Packaging: 2kg and 20kg
How to Mix and apply Permacolour Slip-reducer
- Pour sealer into a bucket or similar container
- Add Slip-reducer sachet (1 x 240/gm sachet to 1 x 20-litre sealer)
- Using a power mixer mix thoroughly to disperse through the sealer
- Let stand for 5 minutes and remix before using
- Apply using a broom or roller.
Note: You will need to remix from time to time as settling may occur if left to sit for a long period of time. Spread in an even manner and try to avoid clumping and overlapping.
Packaging: 240g packs
Slip Reducer Test Report