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Slippery decking in garden.

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by shermanator, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. shermanator

    shermanator Apprentice Gardener

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    Hello,
    I wondered if someone could help me or point me in the right direction. I have recently moved house and have this lovely decking area in my new garden. The problem is that with the rain it keeps getting very slippery and i find myself on the floor with another bruise! I have tried to use some anti slip paint but it only lasts for a few months and then i only know it needs re-doing once i have slipped over again.

    Does anyone have any ideas what to use instead of this paint?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Loofah Well used member

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    A fire...

    You can jet wash it, apply algae removing solution, add grippy textured coating but in all instances the algae will come back. One main reason I built a bonfire out of mine one day :)
     
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    • NigelJ

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      @shermanator I had exactly the same problem, then about 2 years ago I got some of this Cuprinol Anti-slip Decking Stain in natural matt. Not cheap, but I only had a fairly small amount to do, relatively easy to apply. It's still working fine for me 2nd full summer now.
       
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        I don't have decking , but any wood that i have to walk on, i pressure wash clean and when dry i stain it, but before i put any stain on i mix some sand into the stain first, this is what i do and will stain every year
         
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          Chicken wire,ugly yes, but you wont fall over again. Failing that remove anything thats causing a shadow on the decking,failing that keep it for burning on nov 5
           
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            :sign0016:to the forum @shermanator. Is your decking a very large area? I have built a cover over mine, and it is quite useful - I can even dry the washing there during rainy weather. If it gets wet by the main doorway I put a ribbed rubber mat there :)
             
          • shermanator

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            Hello Everyone,

            Thankyou for all your help. I have actually just ordered some deckigns strips from a comapny called dinogrip. They sent me a sample of it before purchasing so that i was able to see the product first. ill let you know how i get on. Type in Google 'Dinogrip' and check them out if you need a similar thing.
             
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            What's rain?
             
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            Can't remember :scratch:
             

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