Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 49
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bamadog Easy Installation - works great
I had 13 painted wooden steps to put the strips on. I used 2 on the bottom step since I had a spare. My steps are 47" width and I made my strips 25" long to maximize the 2 rolls that I purchased. I also contacted 3M regarding having sealer around the edges of the tape. Due to my project being outdoors, they have to endure the weather, mildew, and foot traffic. A few reviews have stated that the corners/edges curl up over time due to rain or other reasons. 3M stated that an edge adhesive should be used especially if using outdoors. I did just that. HD did not have the 3M adhesive I was looking for, but another website did - so I ordered a 5 oz. tube. For the 2 rolls of 3M tape I purchased, I used about 1/2 the tube, maybe a little less. It's more or less plastic cement (same thing used on plastic model cars/airplanes/etc). The consistency, smell, and color was identical. I'm pretty sure that's all it was. Instructions for the adhesive say to make sure the bead is touching the surface (wood/concrete/etc) AND also the top edge of the tape so it creates a better seal to keep water out of the "side" of the tape. We'll see how well it works after it rains as it has not done so yet.
About 12 hours after applying, the glue had already started to set a bit lower than applied... it flattens a bit with gravity's help. I imagine that it will flatten more as traffic goes over it more and more until the adhesive becomes flush with the tape which will still keep moisture out of the sides of the tape (only the top should wear off).
The tape itself if extremely sticky and actually feels and looks like rubber on the bottom. It looks like very rough black sandpaper on the top. It's strange to me that water could even damage it, but apparently it does. The tape surface is very rough and should be great for my deck application.
As for applying, I cleaned the steps a day before putting it down (with 1 part bleach, 3 parts water), then the day of, I took a damp cloth and went over the application areas to get off dust/pollen/debris from overnight... then just prior to putting each individual strip on, I used a dry cloth to do last second cleaning off the area. I put on the leftmost end and lined up the tape all the way across and patted it down from left to right. I had taken the entire backing of the strip off since they were only 25". Then I took my wooden roller tool to press it down good to the painted wood.
I then applied a bead of the 3M adhesive all the way around, making sure the corners were completely covered - those are the areas that would come up first. It's a bit tedious, yes, so you have to take your time so you don't get it everywhere. Pictures are from 15 minutes after application.
Hope this helps if you're thinking about getting this tread tape.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PeterJ Exactly what my project required!
My parents are getting older (knees & hips getting frail), so they asked me to build them a ramp in their garage. I worried about them slipping on the ramp, so looked for something that would give them (& me) a little more confidence. Cut this grip tape to size, peel the back off, put it in place & use- it's that easy!
June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by eefr Injury = Purchase
This safety tape is exactly what I need to help prevent future injury. I was using the smaller step ladder pictured to wash our tent trailer. Ii moved it from one side of the trailer to the other and climbed up on the second step and my tennis shoes were wet. As I was washing my foot slipped forward. My shin hit the step above and my foot lodged in between the step I was on and the next step up. After a few choice words and limping around, I not only banged up my shin but suffered a slight sprain. After that I knew they had to make something that would resolve potential, future injuries and Home Depot is where I would find it. And I did! I have attached a couple of photos of application. Thank you for the opportunity to review this product.
December 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by zialantern Excellent For RV Travel Trailer Steps
I used this product on my travel trailer steps and could not be happier.. the problem with my steps is the factory only places 2 strips mid step and being a bigger guy I always step off the edge of step and find myself on the ground now and then and recently a neighbor that came by also slipped off . this corrected this flaw in mfg. I cut and placed on all three steps right on the edge and folded over the lip to make sure entire edge was covered. this was done in 75 degree heat and it stuck instantly without any pressure. not sure why 70 degrees is the upper limit for adhesion but it worked great at 75 low humidity in the southwest. my travel trailer has 2 doors so I had enough to do both plus replace 2 worn out strips that are in centers of steps. a great product overall!
May 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Goesfaster Tread tape
I used this product as grip tape for a balance board I built. Works great.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Biker1 A very great purchase.
Once it's applied to surface it stays and gives good grip for safety.
April 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LSM Works as advertised
This tape works very well. The adhesive was strong and it grips very well.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dms1 Tread tape
Installed tape on cement steps that lead into house from garage and they provide a great friction surface on shoe soles to prevent slipping.
October 28, 2014