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Old 11-24-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
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Non-Slip Coating for Stair Treads

I am completing new oak entry stairs that have been finished with 4 coats of satin floor polyurethane. I was wondering if there is product I can use on this surface to make the tread more slip-resistant? Not interested in traction strips or other such products, but rather something that can be applied (and re-applied when needed) to increase the friction without changing the look of the oak. I'm only really worried about the occasional grandchild who races down the stairs in stocking feet.

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You can tape off the area of each tread that you want to be non-skid and reapply another coat of poly and add some non-skid paint additive. Do a Google search and you will find many different products. Here is one such link:
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