What surfaces can the Non Skid tape be applied to?
Non skid tape can be quickly applied to most surfaces that are clean, dry and smooth including: sealed or painted wood, metal, smooth concrete, marble, tile, and terrazzo. Anti-slip tape is not recommended for rough or broom finished concrete.
What temperature can the non skid tape be applied in?
Be sure substrate temperature is above 50 degrees.
To ensure a better bond, pass a warm hair dryer down the length of the tape immediately before installing. This will make the contact adhesive more tacky and ensure a stronger bond. This is especially important if the tape is stored in a cool area or in the trunk of a vehicle overnight in cold weather.
After cleaning the surface area, slowly remove the release paper from the underside of the tape to expose the pressure-sensitive adhesive. Be certain that the tape is in the proper alignment, use foot pressure, vinyl wallpaper smoother, roller or soft rubber mallet to bond the safety tread in place.
Application to Wood?
New wood should be sealed or painted prior to application of non slip tape. Loose paint should be removed from old painted surfaces. Anti-slip tape WILL NOT bond to wood surfaces treated with penta, creosote or other wood preservatives.
Cleaners such as those based on butyl cello solve or non-phosphate alkaline compounds strong enough to emulsify the various contaminants, can be used to clean the intallation surface. Follow manufacture's instructions for cleaner used. Put a few drops of water on the cleaned surface. If the water forms droplets or beads up, repeat the cleaning procedure. When the water spreads out and wets the surface easily, the surface is clean enough to apply the non-skid tape. However, surface must be DRY.