Bona Traffic HD Anti Slip 5L

  4.9/5.0   10 reviews
You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Good protection)
You'll need enter area above for 3 coats (Excellent protection)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A two part, anti-slip polyurethane varnish for wooden floors and stairs
  • A very strong finish suitable for commercial and domestic environments
  • Formulated to meet the highest standards for slip resistance
  • Easy and safe to apply
  • Dries to a matt finish
  • Offers a clear, non-yellowing finish
  • Very low odour
  • Low V.O.C content
Brand Bona
No. of coats 2-3
Coverage Up to 8 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 5L
MPN WT155846001
GTIN 7312790019418

Primarily used in busy commercial areas such as shopping centres and other public locations, Bona Traffic HD Anti Slip is equally suitable for use on wooden staircases and floors in domestic and communal environments, to provide excellent slip resistance.

Please Note: Bona Traffic HD Anti-slip can also be used as a top coat over Bona Craft Oil 2K to produce beautifully stained, yet highly durable wooden floors with anti-slip properties.

Ensure that floors to be varnished are clean, dry and free from all traces of dust, dirt, grit, oil, wax and any other surface contaminates before application.

  • For filling gaps between floor boards and skirting boards, use Bona Gap Master
  • For filing holes, splits, dents and other surface imperfections, use Bona Mix and Fill

Preparation of pre-varnished floors

Bona Traffic HD Anti-slip will normally have very good adhesion to pre-varnished flooring, however, it is advisable to check the intercoat adhesion prior to overcoating. To check intercoat adhesion, apply a coat of Bona Traffic HD Anti-slip to a pre-prepared area. Allow the coating to set for 3 days then scratch the treated floor surface gently with a coin. If the Bona Traffic finish stays firmly attached to the surface, the adhesion is satisfactory and the main application can begin.

Preparation of wax, oiled or polished floors

Floors pre-treated with waxes, polishes or other similar products cannot be overcoated with Bona Traffic HD Anti-slip and should be fully sanded back to bare wood to at least 120 grit, then prime.

Bona Wood Primers

For application to bare floors we recommend using a wood primer, this reduces the required number of varnish coats, usually from 3 to 2, and can be more cost effective over large areas. Primers help with adhesion between the varnish and floor and can help with the colouration of the final finish.

Product Use
Bona Classic Primer A ready-to-use primer for use with the Bona range of varnishes
Bona Natural Primer Designed to preserve the impression of raw, untreated wood
Bona Intense Primer A 100% polyurethane based primer for finishes requiring better adhesion
Bona White Primer A high quality wood primer that creates a 'white-washed' effect on wood flooring
Bona Amber Primer Wood primer for oak and darker tropical species of wood. GreenGuard approved

Always do a small test area before starting any project to test for compatibility and consistency of the final finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the container at all times.

Optimal application conditions are between 18-25℃ and 30-60% relative air humidity. High temperatures and low humidity shorten, low temperatures and high humidity lengthen drying time. Minimum temperature for use is 13℃.

Where a longer drying time is required due to high temperature and/or low humidity, Bona Retarder can be added to the varnish to increase the 'open time' of the product.

Initial Procedure

  1. Allow lacquer and hardener to reach room temperature, insert filter add Traffic HD Hardener to the lacquer at the addition rate as detailed on the scales on the bottles
  2. Immediately shake the mixture thoroughly for 1 minute
  3. Insert the enclosed strainer
  4. The mixture of hardener and lacquer should be used directly or at least within 4 hours of mixing

Applying Bona Traffic HD Anti Slip

  1. Apply the lacquer using a suitable Bona applicator
  2. Roll with a smooth, flowing motion alternately across and with the grain of the wood avoiding accumulations
  3. Always maintain a "wet edge" to avoid overlaps
  4. Allow to dry properly before applying further layers
  5. Anticipate slightly longer drying time for each layer that is applied
  6. If necessary make an intermediate sanding using a screen and remove dust before applying the final coat
  7. If the previous layer of lacquer has been allowed more than 24 hours drying time then an intermediate sanding is always required

Bona Applicators

Product Description
Bona Applicator Sleeve 46cm applicator sleeve that is used in conjunction with the Bona Swivel Head Applicator, a specialist floor applicator for professional floor finishers.
Bona Lacquer Roller A synthetic, medium pile roller for the application of Bona varnishes and used in conjunction with the Bona Roller Handle
Bona Extension Bar Handy extension pole that can be used with the Bona Swivel Head Applicator and Bona Lacquer Roller

Some points of note

  • Floor will take light foot traffic approximately 8 hours after the final application and may be put into full use after 12 hours
  • Allow the surface to dry for at least 3 days before using carpets or other floor coverings
  • Avoid placing heavy objects on the and avoid damp mopping the floor during this time

Regular Cleaning

Lacquered floors should be dry swept or vacuumed on a regular basis to remove surface particles of grit, dirt and small stones that could scratch or mark the surface. Wooden floors should never be saturated with water or cleaned with household detergents or cleaners, as part of a regular cleaning routine, as these could significantly reduce longevity and performance of the varnish.

For more thorough cleaning and to remove surface scuffs and other marks, Bona have a range of pH-balanced floor mops and cleaners for the job. For regular cleaning the pre-mixed, ready-to-go formulas provide a quick solution whilst the concentrated products are good for scale of economy and deeper cleaning requirements.

Bona Floor Mops and Floor Cleaners

Product Description
Bona Wood Floor Spray Mop An easy to use spray mop with changeable Bona Wood Floor Cleaner Cartridge
Bona Microfiber Floor Mop An easy to use floor mop with changeable, washable, Velcro backed Microfiber Cleaning Pads
Bona Wood Floor Cleaning Kit An everyday floor cleaning system for all types of interior wooden floors
Bona Wood Floor Cleaner Spray An everyday floor cleaner in a conveinient 1Ltr trigger spray bottle
Bona Wood Floor Cleaner Refill Handy 4Ltr refill for topping up Bona Spray Mop Cartridges and Bona Wood Floor Cleaner Trigger Spray bottle
Bona Cleaner Concentrate A concentrated version of Bona Wood Floor Cleaner. Add water to clean up to 2,000 square meters of flooring per liter of concentrate


For maintenance and long term protection of the surface, floors can be overcoated at intervals with additional coats of Bona Traffic HD Anti-slip in accordance with the manufacturer's technical instructions.

10 customer reviews
Very happy with it by Paul Williams

This is what it says on the tin and very easy to apply

Reviewed 5L on: 02/01/18
Does what it says on the tin! by Mrs Kam Sachdev

This was recommended to me for my wooden floating staircase - its expensive but brilliant, thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 5L on: 02/07/17
Superb item by Barry Griffin

Easy to use does what it says on time very impressed

Reviewed 5L on: 15/04/17
Excellent finish by Mr R Sinclair

Having spent hours on my knees restoring thr old oak floor in our bathroom, I wanted a good non-slip finish. Having previously used Bona Traffic in our hall, I went for Bona Non-slip. It is easy to mix and apply, and the finish is superb. The only way it could be improved would be if it was supplied with a small measuring pot for the hardener; I eventually bought an Oxo kitchen one! But that is a niggle, the floor looks fabulous with a nice Matt finish. Bona isn't cheap, but it is well worth the expense and so much better than the standard off the shelf products.

Reviewed 5L on: 21/08/16
Waiting for the puppy dog to come home to taste the product by David Vareille

Easy to use, accurate surface coverage, what is on the back label is what you will get, top quality.

Reviewed 5L on: 17/08/15
No problem applying this product to a laminated foor by Conway Riley

Having sanded the area of floor mixing the product is very easy and applying it with a foam roller to the area prepared was very easy and it dries in 4hrs,we are going to apply a 2nd coat later and it is anti slip and I recommend this product .

Reviewed 5L on: 25/02/15
Expensive - but a quality product by Peter Fox

It actually works. My oak staircase can be walked on in socks!

Reviewed 5L on: 10/01/15
Impressed with the finish by Stephen Lemm

Again simple a easy application impressed with the overall finish

Reviewed 5L on: 18/04/14
Spend a little more for a big benefit by Barrie Charlesworth

Even the Restaurant customers noticed what a difference to a floor. We listened to the Wood Finishes Direct customer adviser. I wanted the most advertised-on-TV product but it was suggested that Bona Prime Traffic Anti Slip would be better, especially if primed first. It's early days yet but it is definitely non-slip and looks as good as the day after it was applied. Thanks for a good lesson. Even the damaged table leg does not scratch it.

Reviewed 5L on: 08/02/14
Does what is promises to do by Peter Heasman

Simple to apply and does the trick on an internal wooden painted staircase

Reviewed 5L on: 02/10/13
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