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Ames' Safe-T-Deck comes in a granulated non-skid formula perfect for decks and stairs and a smooth formulation that performs like an epoxy to preserve, protect and renew old interior floors.


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What is Ames® Safe-T-Deck™ Skid Resistant Exterior Deck Coating?

Ames'® Safe-T-Deck™ is a pure, water based, environmentally friendly, adhesive acrylic latex safety paint that is skid resistant. Ready to use - no mixing required. It preserves and protects by substantially increasing the strength of the surface through adhesion. It also seals out moisture and renews the old surface, while providing an excellent skid-resistant finish that is ideal for pedestrian traffic. Designed for a variety of applications, it is the most cost effective, and environmentally conscious way to revitalize deck surfaces. Comes in 6 different color variations and is tintable. Watch video 


  1. great product Review by Bill
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    saved me and my roof deck time and lots of money love this product (Posted on 4/25/2015)

  2. Gave our old deck new life! Review by NW deck
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    Your products saved my 15 year old deck last summer. We were ready to tear it out and decided to try Safe T Deck first. It locked down all the splinters so the kids can walk barefoot on the deck again. I used Ames Super Primer first since our deck was in such bad shape and it literally glued together splintered and rotting wood areas on the deck. Thank you for giving our old deck new life! (Posted on 3/12/2015)

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Where to Use:


• Roof Decks

• Stairways

• Walkways

• Wheelchair Ramps

• Porches

• Patios

• Boat Decks

• Concrete

• Metal

• Wood



Tools:  Paint brush and 3/8” to 1/2” nap roller with a long handle and paint tray. For Roof Deck application you may need a push broom, Ames® Seam Tape, Ames® Roof Fabric and scissors.


Preparation: Ready to use - no mixing required.  Clean the surface. Remove all loose paint, dirt, oil and greases leaving surface clean and completely dry.  Always run a test patch first in an inconspicuous area to ensure that proper adhesion and drying occurs and the product works to your satisfaction.  All major cracks, joints and seams should be caulked with a non-silicone, paintable caulk or Ames® Blue Max™ trowel-grade coating and filler.  Larger cracks may be filled with a sandable filler.  Make sure surface is as smooth as possible.  For good adhesion Ames® Super Primer® may be used as a base coat for badly deteriorated concrete or wood decks.


Application by surface type:


Dimensional Lumber Decks: After deck preparation simply pour out Ames’® Safe-T-Deck™ and paint it on.  For decks with slats a small paint brush may be used for coating between the slats if desired.  Whether on the surface or in a paint tray, Super Primer® is optional for best adhesion.


Roof Decks: (decks above living areas) After deck preparation you may use Ames® Peel & Stick™  Seam Tape or Contouring Roof Fabric on all surfaces with joints, cracks, flashings or where two unlike surfaces come together. Seam tape is added in order to provide additional strength and reinforcement. Ames’ Seam Tape (PS250) two inch wide by 50 feet or (PS450) four inch wide, (PS650) six inch wide is ideal for plywood, roof decks and other smooth surfaces. 


NOTE: The Peel-And-Stick Seam Tape may show a slight bump and radiate through coating.


Step one – Pour out a liberal amount (1 gal. / 100 sq ft.) of Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier™ onto the surface.  You may use a push broom or roller to spread the coating out in a path slightly wider than the Roof Fabric in step 3. (42” by 75 feet). 


Step two - Roll Ames® Contouring Roof Fabric into the wet coating using the push broom or roller until the coating comes through the fabric and totally saturates it.  This is best done by laying the fabric down and pushing it forward into the wet coating with the push broom or roller while the excess coating comes up through the fabric and totally saturates it. Avoid folds and wrinkles. Use a liberal amount of coating. The fabric will absorb almost two gallons per 100 square feet during this application.


Step three – With the roller or push broom, pull the excess coating off to the side in preparation for laying the next row of fabric. Use the red overlap line on the fabric roll as a guide and overlap its entire length. (Note: Overlapping CRF may show a slight bump. You may also apply CRF side by side to avoid the bump. Do not line up fabric seems with plywood seems.) Repeat this process until the entire surface is completely covered with fabric. Allow to dry completely 24 to 48 hours.


Step four – To complete the application apply an additional 1-2 coats of Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier™ over the deck to completely seal and fill all remaining pinhole openings in the fabric. Allow drying between coats. The coating is best applied by pouring it out in small quantities and spreading. The goal here is to have all pinholes filled and no less than 30 mils of thickness (about the thickness of a dime). Allow the surface to completely cure over night or 24 hours until complete adhesion has occurred.


Topcoat - with two coats of Ames'® Safe-T-Deck™ smooth or granulated, if a non-slip surface is desired, in the color of our choice.  Allow proper drying between coats.


Concrete Decks and Floors: Should be wire brushed and power-washed. In certain situations a shot-blaster may be needed to roughen the surface. Vacuum away any excess dust or debris.  Read all label instructions before beginning. Always run a test patch first in an inconspicuous area to ensure that proper adhesion and drying occurs and the product works to your satisfaction.  Apply a coat of Ames® Super Primer™ (at the rate of 1 gal. / 200 sq ft.) to fill in cracks and increase adhesion to concrete.  It will go on milky white and will dry clear in about 30 min. to an hour or so. It leaves a clear, slightly tacky surface that is ideal for coating.  Then top coat with 2 coats of Ames'® Safe-T-Deck™ smooth or granulated if a non-skid surface is desired.


Clean-up, Storage, and DisposalClean tools and small spills with water only – do not use any soaps or detergents. Store unused product in its original container, tightly sealed and protected from freezing. Dispose of this product in accordance with local, state, or federal requirements.

Ames® Safe-T-Deck™ Specifications (PDF)
Ames® Safe-T-Deck™ Multiple Colors SDS (PDF)
Ames® Safe-T-Deck™ White, Tan, Grey SDS (PDF)
Ames® Safe-T-Deck™ Urethane SDS (PDF)
Ames® Safe-T-Deck™ Smooth Floor Paint MSDS (PDF)


Estimated Coverage:  Apply Ames'® Safe-T-Deck™ at the rate of 1 gallon per 100 square feet.  A minimum of two coats is recommended for a durable waterproof surface.


Weather & Drying Guidelines: Ames’® Safe-T-Deck™  is best applied between 50° to 90° F (10° to 32° C) on warm dry surfaces. Apply when the streets are dry, the sun is in the sky and no inclement weather is forecast. Starts to dry in 2-8 hours, minimum of 24 hours between coats if possible for best results, depending on thickness of application and weather; cures in 24 hours. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.


Durability and Longevity:  It is beneficial to coat the deck surface at approximately 5 to 10 years with a maintenance coat. Unlike most other coatings out there, it is highly unlikely that Ames'® Safe-T-Deck™ will ever peel. Peeling is rare and only occurs from a substance that was delaminating from the surface before application.


Ames Safe-T-Deck Can be used in Conjunction with:  Ames® Super Primer®, Ames® Peel & Stick™ Seam Tape, Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier™, Ames® Contouring Roof Fabric™




Featured Videos:


Where to Use:
Ames'® Safe-T-Deck™

    Painting & Sealing a Concrete Floor
   Ames'® Safe-T-Deck™

Saving an Old Lumber Deck with:
Ames'® Safe-T-Deck™

    Skid Resistant Coatign for Decks
   Ames'® Safe-T-Deck™


Featured Audio:


Weather Guidelines


How does Safe-T-Deck make a deck safer?


Waterproofing a Roof Deck


How to waterproof a roof deck


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