• Hometalker
  • Austin, TX
Asked on Mar 22, 2018

How to stain cement porch so it's less slippery?

Dlr10228366JanaJeremie Ruth


My cement front porch is slippery when wet. Is there a way to treat my stained cement front porch so that is does not become a slippery hazard when wet ?

3 answers
  • Jeremie Ruth
    on Mar 22, 2018

    The slick finish concrete in addition to the stain creates a tremendous hazard I'm sure. Ive seen 100's of porches like this. I do concrete work and my only advice is to look for a speckled slip resistant garage floor kit. You can find various colored speckles. It's a process and most of them are ugly because they're designed for garage floors. But if you search online I'm sure you could find a color scheme that would work. The speckles are spread over a thin clear coat of adhesive then sealed in with a clear coat. It gives the surface a rough grip and works great but being a porch the finished look will be your concern.
  • Jana
    on Mar 22, 2018

    There is also paint that has a fine sand in it that can be applied. I have also seen people who have put roofing material on the stairs (it needs to be a pretty material to look good).
  • Dlr10228366
    on Mar 22, 2018

    I've used the sand paint on a wall. Think you can just add sand to whatever paint you're using.
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