This post was most recently updated on January 26th, 2022
Update for 2022 – Adding Non-Slip Additive to Paver Sealers
Concrete Sealer Review is back in 2022 with the latest tips and trends for your concrete and brick paver sealers. Some pavers can become slippery when they are wet, like on pool decks. In this updated article, we tell you the best way to add a non-slip component to paver sealers to make your surfaces safe. If you have any suggestions for the best way to add a non-slip additive to paver sealers or have any questions, please comment below.
Some paver sealers can create a “slippery when wet” scenario. This is more evident with the high gloss or wet look type of paver sealers. You can create more traction to a sealer by adding a non-slip additive to the paver sealer before it is applied. The non-slip additive is mixed into the sealer prior to the application.
Non-slip additives like Super Grip will only work with sealers that leave a film on the paver surface to enhance the appearance. It works best when it is mixed in and applied with the second coat. It will not work with a single coat on surfaces that have not been previously sealed. Non-slip additives will not work with sealers that penetrate into the paver surface and do not alter the appearance.
When adding a non-slip additive to paver sealers correctly, will help with traction where it was previously an issue. The sand-like product creates a gripping texture that helps grab objects and keeps them from slipping. But in order to perform as expected, it must be used in a two-coat application. Otherwise, it may not lock in correctly and will fail to perform as expected.
Adding non-slip additive to paver sealers works great on pool decks where traction is a problem due to constant wet conditions. It can also be used in sealers for concrete. It can eliminate slippery surfaces and increase traction on brick pavers or concrete patios, walkways, pool decks, porches, and driveways. Once the sealer cures, the non-slip additive is locked in and will remain a part of the surface until the sealer wears off. Paver sealer that has had non-slip additive mixed in is normally best applied using a roller. The additive can cause pump sprayers to clog. Rolling on the sealer with a non-slip additive will ensure an even dispersing of the grip product in the sealer.