Anti Slip Yellow Paint Guide

Here we are in the middle of another heatwave in the UK, and frosty days and nights are probably the last thing on your mind! But as we know, the Summers do not tend to last that long here. It won’t be long before the heating’s on again and everyone’s thinking about Christmas (too soon to mention it?!). With this in mind, now is a good time to plan ahead with anti slip yellow paint.

Health and safety is of vital importance, whether in the workplace or at home. It is important that you take the appropriate steps to highlight any dangers and therefore help to prevent accidents such as slips and falls.

In this article we will take a look at the various options of ‘ready made’ anti slip paint. We’ll also discuss anti-slip additives. As the name suggests, additives can be added to paint either in the tin, or scattered across the painted surface. So whether you are looking for yellow safety paint for steps, or to mark out hazardous areas in factories or warehouses, this article can help you to understand the differences and guide you to the best product for your project.

So, What Are The Options?

When it comes to applying anti slip paint, you need to consider a number of factors. For example, what is the substrate? Are any steps interior or exterior? Is the area exposed to the elements?

Rustoleum Supergrip 7100 NS

Rustoleum Supergrip 7100 NS is a solvent based, ready to use, anti slip industrial floor paint. Suitable for both interior and exterior use. Designed for use on concrete (at least 2 years old), steel, timber and existing cured coatings. Supergrip 7100 NS is therefore an ideal solution for fire escapes, warehouse floors or steps in the workplace where there is an increased possibility of slips or falls.




For the smaller maintenance jobs, Rustoleum Supergrip Anti Slip also comes in a handy 500ml aerosol! Suitable for interior and exterior use on metal, wood, concrete, tile and parquet. Supergrip Aerosols can also be applied to steel, however you will need to prime the steel first with Rustoleum Hard Hat 2169 2182 Anti Rust Primers.


Protecta-kote Rubber Anti Slip paintProtectaKote contains rubber anti-slip granules, giving you an attractive tough textured appearance which is flexible, non abrasive and easy to clean. It is ideal for use on metal, concrete and fibreglass. As with Supergrip 7100NS, Protecta-Kote is suitable for both interior and exterior use. Please bear in mind that smooth or shiny surfaces such as marble, glazed tiles, or aluminium will require a primer. Protecta-kote Clear Primer should be applied prior to the application of the paint on these surfaces, to ensure improved adhesion.



Although Protecta-kote Rubber Anti Slip paint is suitable for exterior use, depending on the conditions, you may want to consider Protecta-kote Rubber Anti Slip UVR. With all the benefits of regular Protecta-kote, the UVR version provides an improved weatherproof finish, protecting against heat and salt water. This makes it the ideal Anti Slip Yellow Paint for use on boats, emergency exits external metal steps, and even helicopter pads! So if you work in emergency services or just have your own private helicopter (we can all dream!) then the UVR version could be just the thing you need. As an added extra Protecta-kote UVR is available in a range of 11 different colours – including anti slip yellow! This is an ideal safety paint for steps.

Can You Turn A Standard Floor Paint Into An Anti Slip Version?

You may find that there are not enough colour options when choosing from the above products. Never fear, we have the answer!

PPG Sigmacover 400

PPG Sigmacover 400 is a professional two component coating which is ideal for use on concrete and metal. It is suitable for use on a range of areas including, warehouse floors, garage floors, structural steel, bridges and oil tanks, to name just a few. Sigmacover 400 is a self priming product so no need for a separate primer. Furthermore, it is available in a wide range of standard colours. We can also tint Sigmacover 400 to a range of RAL and BS colour shades.



In order to turn PPG Sigmacover 400 into a slip resistant product you will need a quartz sand additive. We recommend Centrecoat Anti Slip Additive for Paint in a medium grain. The additive can be added into the paint before application, or can be hand cast on to the final coating. This is an ideal solution if you require a specific colour for an area which can become slippery when wet, such as stairs, ramps and walkways.

PPG Sigmacover 2

PPG Sigmacover 2 is another two pack floor coating for steel and concrete similar to Sigmacover 400. However, Sigmacover 2 has the additional benefit that it is suitable for application in low temperatures (down to freezing!) Perfect if you’re reading this a bit later and didn’t plan ahead….!

As with Sigmacover 400, the aggregate can be added to the paint or hand cast over the applied coating.


Centrecoat Anti Slip Additive for Paint can also be added to Rustoleum Supergrip 7100 NS (which we discussed earlier), to add additional grip.

What If Paint Is Not An Option?

Painting may not always be an option, or simply not the preferred method for creating an anti slip area. Don’t panic, there are other options available! Promain have a wide range of Anti Slip GRP Products to help.





From Anti Slip Stair Nosing, Composite Stair Tread Covers, Decking Strips, Tactile Pavers and Anti Slip Sheeting, Promain have the solution.  We have a range of products that will allow you to sleep comfortably at night. Safe in the knowledge that any slippery surfaces in your workplace or home are now safer.

We hope this article has helped to explain some of the yellow safety paint options available when looking for Anti Slip options.

You may also find some of our earlier articles useful:


If you have any further questions that you feel we did not answer in this article, then our Technical Team are available to help. Simply visit the contact us page for details on contacting the team today.


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