Written by ICP Group

New Product Adds Grip to Slippery Surfaces Without Sacrificing the Aesthetic

Clear Traction Coating from STAIN-PROOF® is for stone, concrete, ceramic and so much more.

Andover, Mass. – August 11, 2022 – Hard surfaces such as natural stone, porcelain and vinyl can add a beautiful look to floors around bathrooms, stairs, decks and pool areas; however, these surfaces can be slippery. With new Clear Traction Coating from STAIN-PROOF®, part of the ICP brand family, contractors and remodelers can get a firm grip on floors that still look natural and stunning without any blotchy, hazy spots.

A Clear Difference

Some protective texture coatings that increase the coefficient of friction (C.O.F.) of a surface can penetrate into the substrate, which can alter its appearance. Clear Traction is a topical sealer that works differently. Specially formulated with hard particles that rise to the top of the surface, this long-lasting, easy-to-apply clear sealer adds traction without sacrificing the beauty of granite, limestone, marble, concrete, porcelain, ceramic, vinyl or wood floors inside or outside.

“Clear Traction adds texture to surfaces but in clear form, so there is minimal appearance change,” said Scott Higginbotham, Director of Global Sales, STAIN-PROOF. “Some products make patterns hazy or change their appearance, but this coating prevents stains, makes cleaning a cinch, improves grip and eliminates worry about things like muting a floor’s color and shine. Unique sealing technology sets STAIN-PROOF apart, and Clear Traction is formulated to distance itself from the competition.”

See More Benefits

Suitable for residential and commercial buildings and structures, Clear Traction coats and protects in public areas, hotels, swimming pool surrounds, bathroom and shower floors, decks, patios, stairways, garage floors, hospitality and kitchen floors, and anywhere where surfaces become slippery when wet.

Highly resistant to water, abrasion, household oils and etching from mild acids, this UV-stable formula comes ready to use as a convenient one-coat application. Clear Traction dries to the touch in four hours, allowing for light foot traffic within eight hours and heavy traffic after 48 hours.

Clear Traction also meets ANSI Standard Test Method A326.3 for measuring the dynamic C.O.F. of hard surface flooring materials greater than 5% (slip resistance C.O.F. > 0.5). It cures to a UV-resistant film that adheres to the substrate through chemical bonding and offers other strong benefits, including:

  • Abrasion resistance: 20 mg (excellent) Tabor Abrasion (1,000 gm load, 1,000 cycles, CS 17 wheel)
  • Chemical resistance: “Pass” on most common cleaners per ASTM 1308 Standard Test Method for Effect of Household Chemicals on Clear and Pigmented Organic Finishes
  • Acid and stain resistance: “Pass” on 1- and 2-hour exposures per ASTM C1378 for hot coffee, red wine, lemon Juice, water and olive oil
  • 12-month shelf life
  • Adhesion-grade 4 crosshatch and X-cut (1-5 scale)
  • Repairability pass sand and recoat (product will blend with itself)Available in 15-oz. and 1-quart sizes, Clear Traction is the latest surface care and maintenance solution from STAIN-PROOF that is constantly striving to translate advances in technology into more effective sealers and cleaners.

Learn more about Clear Traction and other world-leading performance sealers, enhancers and specialty cleaners from STAIN-PROOF at drytreat.com. Visitors can also head to icpgroup.com to see even more industrial coatings, adhesives and sealants for practically any building need.


STAIN-PROOF, the world-leading performance sealers, enhancers and specialty cleaners, is committed to the development of high-quality products, and to high-quality technical training for its customers. Since 1991, STAIN-PROOF sealers have been used to coat and protect countless historical and modern buildings, structures, and homes around the world. Visit drytreat.com to see exciting projects where STAIN-PROOF products delivered fantastic results.

About ICP
ICP is the foremost supplier of professional products and solutions for building envelope, cementitious and sports surface needs. Comprising dozens of industry-leading brands across numerous industries and applications, ICP offers the industry’s most comprehensive portfolios to building professionals all over the globe, all backed by its exclusive Masterworks training and education program.


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