Avoiding Slippery Deck Stairs - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10

avoiding slippery deck stairs

I want to stain or paint my wooden deck stairs, but I'm worried about them being icy and slippery in the winter. Any products or techniques to recommend to add a grainy texture to prevent a slippery surface?


rln17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 02:50 PM   #2
Tired, Cold, and Damp
slickshift's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 3,089
Rewards Points: 2,000

You can use an adhesive strip after finishing
It's usually sold in different colors and thicknesses by the foot

Or you could add Skidtex or other anti-skid to the primer

The problems are, you can't really add Skidtex (and that sort of stuff) to stains, and the only paints you might use on decks would be a floor and paitio type, which are, as a rule, much shinier than stains, and therefore more slippery when wet

I suspect the solid stain would be flat enough, and therefore not slippery enough to cause concern
I've been applying it for quite some time now with nary an issue
If there was, a few thin strips of that adhesive would be easy enough to add

I'd prefer that to adding Skidtex to the primer, then using a (much less desirable than stain in this case) paint over top
But either is an option


slickshift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2008, 01:42 AM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10

I have been pondering the same question for my grandparents deck, I have been thinking to buy skateboard grip tape and put on the stairs that are by the rails. I think that should do the trick, although I wonder what complications that will bring for staining it...
jellydonut is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deck Stairs bajaboy1 Building & Construction 35 06-13-2008 04:40 AM
The Bioswale, french drain, deck, drainage dilemma (long) seabright_sc Building & Construction 2 01-05-2008 03:37 PM
Deck at seasonal camp site... Spike99 Project Showcase 0 12-24-2007 03:09 PM
What size deck is 'good' for our situation? curls00 Carpentry 20 09-08-2007 07:12 PM
Deck stairs gmjosey Carpentry 1 06-08-2006 06:34 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1