Watco Safety Coat Food Safe


A safety surface paint certified for use in food manufacturing and storage areas, with a fast-curing anti-slip coating.

  • Meets requirements for EN14/3 (Food taint test)
  • Excellent abrasion and UV resistance
  • Can be applied at a temperature range of minus 10-30°C

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Watco Safety Coat Food Safe is a hard wearing, fast curing anti slip coating which has been tested to EN71/3 as a non-toxic product and has a Food Taint Test Certificate, making it ideal for busy food manufacturing or storage areas. It has excellent chemical resistant properties and can be steam cleaned if needed.

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Features & Benefits

  • Areas of use include:
    • Food manufacturing and storage areas
  • Tested to EN71/3 as a non-toxic product
  • Takes heavy wear and tear
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Steam cleanable

Surface Preparation

All surfaces must be -10℃ or above and free from ice or water.

Concrete to be treated must be at least four weeks old, completely dry and free of contaminants. Grease or oil should be removed with Watco Bio-D (or a similar emulsifying degreasant) and the area thoroughly washed off and allowed to dry.

Very smooth concrete or concrete with surface laitance (a weak dusty layer) should be abraded or etched with Watco Etch & Clean to ensure adequate adhesion. The concrete should be thoroughly washed down and allowed to dry after treatment with Watco Etch & Clean.

Watco Powerfloat Primer is recommended on powerfloated surfaces but it must be fully cured before overcoating.

Previously painted surfaces should be thoroughly abraded by sanding to improve adhesion and to remove any weak or loose material. A trial area is advisable to test compatibility with previous coatings.

Below 5℃ it may be necessary to avoid processes which involve wetting the floor due to the difficulty in drying. A good sweep or mechanical brushing may be sufficient. Do not apply outside if rainfall is imminent.


Mix between 10°C and 25°C. Stir 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 thoroughly using a spatula or a similar wide bladed tool. Add the tin of anti slip aggregate. 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 sides and bottom of the tin. Do not dilute.


Apply between minus 10℃ and 30℃. Empty the contents into a roller tray and apply to the floor using a short pile roller, ‘working out’ the coating into a thin film. The viscosity will be somewhat thicker at very low temperatures, reducing coverage a little.

Most self levelling compounds cannot be painted - please ask our technical team for details on 0113 2455450 (option 2) or send a message to [email protected].

Product Details

Data sheet

For Use By
Professional Use
For Use By
Industrial Use
Interior / Exterior Use
Interior and exterior
Water / Solvent Based
For Use On
For Use On
For Use On
For Use On
Metallic Substrates
For Use On
Asphalt surfaces
Application Method
Short pile roller
Cut in using a brush
Single, Two or Three Pack
Pack Size
Pot Life (at 20°C)
25 - 30 minutes at 15ºC.
Higher temperatures will reduce this time.
Pot life can be maximised by decanting mixed product into a shallow tray.
Approximately 25m² per coat per 2.5 litre unit.
The coverage will be reduced if the surface is textured or porous, or if the floor temperature is below 0ºC.
Recommended Thinner/Cleaner
Watco Cleaning Solvent TH99 to remove splashes or clean tools before the product cures.
Min. Application Temperature
UN Number
Resistance to chemicals
Dry to Recoat
0°C 16 hours
20°C 4-5 hours
Suitable For Use On
Asphalt surfaces
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Sand and cement
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Previously Painted Surfaces
Textured Gloss
Application Method
Product Type
Dry for Light Traffic
0°C 24 hours
20°C 6-8 hours
Dry for Heavy Traffic
0°C 36 hours
20°C 12 hours
Colour Family
Colour Family
Colour Family
Colour Family

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*All estimates are based on theoretical consumption rates for a single coat and do not take into account any substrate deviations or wastage


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