Smartkote Safekote is a ready-to-use polyurethane coating that provides an attractive, abrasion resistant anti-slip surface.
- Interior & exterior use
- Bonds to fibreglass, wood and most other surfaces without a primer
- Good resistance to organic and inorganic acids
- Good inherent flexibility to allow for substrate movement
- Other colours available to order subject to a minimum order of 200 litres - extended lead times apply. Contact our sales team on 0113 2455450 or [email protected] for more information
Smartkote Safekote is a ready-to-use polyurethane coating that provides an attractive, abrasion resistant anti-slip surface. Safekote is easy to apply and has an attractive gloss finish. The fine texture is provided by small silica particles which will not hurt bare feet, making it ideal for showers, change rooms, ablution blocks and other surfaces in environments such as hospitals, hotels or children’s playgrounds. This flexible, long lasting coating will provide years of protection to almost any substrate.
Features & Benefits
- Interior & Exterior use
- Small silicone anti-slip particles that are not painful to walk on with bare feet.
- Easy to apply with a brush or roller.
- Bonds to fibreglass, wood and most other surfaces without a primer.
- Can be overcoated or repaired.
- Resists diesel, petroleum and many solvents.
- Good resistance to organic and inorganic acids.
- Abrasion resistant.
- Easy to clean.
- Good inherent flexibility to allow for substrate movement.
- Fast cure- trafficable after only 6 hours.
- Tough and weather resistant.
- Steps and walkways
- On slippery floors exposed to water such as showers, change rooms and ablution blocks.
- Clear Safekote is ideal for providing an anti-slip coating on surfaces such as marble, wood or any other substrate with an aesthetic surface.
- 3 - 4m² per litre per coat. Applied in a 2 coat application. Giving an overall coverage of 1½-2m² per litre.
- Three coats are recommended for high wear areas.
- Coverage will vary depending on the porosity and profile of the surface.
Ensure all substrates are thoroughly dry, clean, sound and free from any contaminants such as dirt, rust, salt, algae and grease. Safekote exhibits good adhesion to most primers. All non-porous substrates with the exception of painted surfaces require a primer. Substrates differ significantly, and so all new applications should be tested for adhesion first.
- Steel: Abrade surface lightly and remove any surface rust or mill scale by sanding, wire brushing, with a chipping hammer or sandblasting. Prime with Smartkote Protectakote 2K Metal Primer as per instructions, within 30 minutes.
- Galvanized Iron: Clean away grease and dirt with a suitable galvanized iron cleaner until a water break-free surface is attained. Rinse well with water and allow to dry. Abrade to provide a key and prime with Smartkote Protectakote 2K Metal Primer the same day as the surface was prepared to avoid re-contamination and flash rust.
- Aluminium: Abrade to fresh metal, clean well using detergent. Prime with Smartkote Protectakote 2K Metal Primer as per instructions within 30 minutes.
- Concrete: Allow new concrete at least 28 days to cure. Non-porous cement must be acid-etched, rinsed well and dried. Prime with Duram Duraprime as per instructions if weak, damp or oil contaminated.
- Wood: Abrade, clean and allow to completely dry before applying Safekote directly. Dilute the first coat with 10% Xylene to aid penetration.
- Fibreglass: Abrade well, solvent wipe with Xylene and apply Safekote directly onto the surface.
- PVC: Abrade and clean well using Xylene. Allow to dry before applying Safekote directly. An adhesion test is recommended prior to use.
- Rubber (nitrile or chloroprene): Clean well using detergent or cleaning solvent such as Xylene. Allow to dry. An adhesion test is recommended prior to use.
- Glazed tiles: Glazed tiles must be cleaned and treated with an organosilane primer eg. Smartkote Protectakote Clear Primer Treatment for adhesion of Safekote.
- Gloss Paints and Varnish: Abrade with a scouring pad or medium grit sandpaper to remove all gloss. Wipe with a solvent, allow to dry and apply Safekote directly.
- Motor Vehicles and Painted Metal: Remove heavy dirt and rust. Previously painted surfaces need to be lightly abraded using a scouring pad or medium grit sandpaper to remove all gloss. Wipe with a solvent, allow to dry and apply Safekote directly.
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- Wear safety goggles and protective gloves.
- After substrates have been prepared, ensure they are completely dry, tests for adhesion have been completed and areas not to be coated have been masked off.
- Stir well before use using a flat paddle.
- Always apply a test patch of Safekote to ensure the substrate has been properly prepared and primed. Check adhesion of the coating by cutting a small X in the coating using a utility knife. Firmly apply a piece of packaging tape over the centre of the X cut, then pull off with a fast snap. The adhesion is suitable if no significant coating is removed beyond the X cut. If the coating fails this test, then additional surface preparation is required – repeat the surface preparation steps above.
- Brush-on: Safekote should be “laid” onto the surface with a brush (do not brush backwards and forwards as with an enamel paint). Two coats will result in a final dry film thickness of 0.35 - 0.47mm. Second or subsequent coats should be applied at right angles to the previous coat. Intercoat time is approximately 2 hours or when touch dry, depending on ambient conditions.
- Roller: Follow same instructions as per Brush-on. Intercoat time is approximately 2 hours or when touch dry, depending on ambient conditions. Recommended roller types for Safekote are short mohair roller or fine foam roller.
- Curing time: Safekote cures with atmospheric moisture. The coating will be touch dry in about 2 to 4 hours and allowing light traffic after 9 hours. Full strength and chemical resistance is achieved in 4 to 7 days, but normally the coating can be put to use after 24 hours.
- Accelerated cure: In areas of low atmospheric moisture, temperature or when shorter curing times are required, Smartkote Protectakote UVR Accelerator can be added.
- Overcoating and repair: Safekote can easily be repaired or overcoated. The old surface should be well cleaned and then abraded by wire brush or sandpaper, and damaged surfaces must be cut out to provide an area without loose edges. Follow application instructions. If Safekote is left for more than 24 hours after coating, it should be abraded before recoating to aid intercoat adhesion. If correctly applied, Safekote provides a seamless repair.
- All RAL colours shown for this product are approximations ONLY.
- Green, Red and Cream are subject to availability and may be subjected to extended lead times
- Other colours available to order subject to a minimum order of 200 litres - extended lead times apply.
- Interior / Exterior Use
- Interior and Exterior
- For Use On
- Steel, Galvanized Iron, Aluminium, Concrete, Wood, Fibre-glass, PVC, Rubber, Glazed Tiles,
- Application Method
- Brush, Roller, Spray
- Standard / Ready Mixed, Clear
- Single, Two or Three Pack
- Pack Size
- 1L, 4L
- 3 - 4m² per litre
- Touch Dry
- 2 Hours
- UN Number
|Nisha on 2022-04-07 23:22:24|| |
Can this be used on bathroom floor tiles?
Assuming the bathroom floor tiles are glazed, clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet yes.
They should be primed first with Smartkote Protectakote Clear Primer Treatment.
|Julia on 2022-02-07 08:41:33|| |
Can this be used on external decking? How long will it last for?
Assuming the external decking is timber or another of the compatible substrates listed on the product data sheet yes.
The lifespan of any floor paint will be determined by the level of traffic and the preparation undertaken.
|Uwe on 2021-09-04 17:10:56|| |
Can you confirm that this would work for the shower area part of a wetroom, ie apart from drops from the shower there would be a temporary small film of water before the water drains away/cleaned away with squeegee after showering. Many thanks.
Yes, assuming the substrate Safekote is being applied to is compatible and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet this would be suitable for in a shower area.
|John on 2020-05-04 11:41:01|| |
Can this coating be used for linoleum flooring?
We have nothing we can guarantee will work for this type of application but other customers in the past have used Smartkote Safekote successfully for this type of application so may be worth a try.
|John on 2020-01-07 22:18:33|| |
Can this be used on a black granite floor
Smartkote Safekote does not mention granite as a specific substrate it can be applied to, but Smartkote Protectakote Clear Primer Treatment can be used to prepare inorganic surfaces for the subsequent adhesion of Smartkote Safekote and would be worth testing as an option to meet your requirements.
|kingsley jackson on 2019-09-16 21:54:59|| |
thanks for the infp, but as I have 4 large decking areas around the house one ltr would not go very far, any offers on 15 to 20 ltrs?
We're not sure what you're referring to here but if you click the drop down arrow next to the size showing 1 litre, you will also see this product comes in 4 litre tin sizes too.
|deleney on 2019-02-07 21:56:02|| |
Hello, I’m looking for a heavy duty white paint to cover previously glossed floorboards in my house. I’m not restricted by gloss or matt finish, just need the one that’s most hard wearing as it’s one of the main rooms used. Can you please recommend. Thank you
Smartkote Safekote would be a good choice, it has a fine texture provided by small silica particles which will not hurt bare feet. Follow the manufacturers advice on preparation and testing for compatibility/adhesion.
|Donna on 2019-01-13 18:39:53|| |
Hi, would this paint be suitable for wetroom floor tiles? Thanks
Glazed tiles can be coated with Smarkote Safekote however they must first be cleaned and treated with Smartkote Protectakote Clear Primer Treatment. Coated areas must not be subject to submersion, only incidental/occasional water contact/splashing.