What can you use on a slide to make it slippery again?

by Brenda
It is attached to a metal swing set not sure if its tin or what but it's sticky and chalky and not slippery - you have to use your hands to pull yourself down. I've washed it but that really didn't do anything.
  6 answers
  • Connie Connie on Jun 16, 2017
    my mother had us slide on wax paper. I don't remember if it ever helped but that's a thought. I wonder too if sand under wax paper or under a clean cotton towel might help? good luck

  • Angela Cosner Angela Cosner on Jun 16, 2017
    You could always wax it (like car wax) but it will wear off. I know we let the kids use wax paper because ours has done the same thing. It's almost 15' tall (from a playground).

  • Ken Ken on Jun 16, 2017
    Try rubbing with wax paper first. If that doesn't get your slippery on, use car wax. Caution! It may become so slippery that it rockets your children out onto the freeway.

    • Brenda Brenda on Jun 16, 2017
      Great thanks - will try the wax paper & go from there

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jun 16, 2017
    That's what I was thinking --wax it! Car wax or surf board wax.

  • Sue Jaeger Sue Jaeger on Jun 16, 2017
    Have you tried waxed paper?

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 16, 2017
    When I was a kid on the playground and the slide wasn't slippery we used to grab sand from the area at the end of the slide, put it down the slide and slide down it, it sometimes took a while and your shorts got dirty, but I remember it working.