How do I keep my stained deck from being slippery in the winter?

by Pam25697044
I sand and stain my deck every year. Beautiful in the summer but it is so slippery when it gets snow on it.

  7 answers
  • Carol Carol on Jun 30, 2017

    We had this problem at our cabin. We bought several outdoor oversized mats & put them in the high traffic areas just for the snow season. Then we stored them away for the rest of the year. Easy to do & was so worth it to us. Just a easy solution.

  • Hop4215163 Hop4215163 on Jun 30, 2017

    us a little bite of sand in your stain.

  • Danielle Odin Danielle Odin on Jun 30, 2017

    Yes, use sand in your paint and that should ease the problem.

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    • Danielle Odin Danielle Odin on Jul 01, 2017

      Some people don't mix it into the paint. They work a small area at a time and put one coat on, sprinkle the sand and once its dry recoat. Try it either way and see which you prefer.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jun 30, 2017

    Keep a spray can of de-icer inside, and coat especially slick areas. Between the grit or sand in the stain, and the big mats like department stores use outside of their doors, and the de-icer, you would have done about everything possible. Although it might help to have a study chair or table, covered in an old sheet, on the deck to grab onto if you start to slide. Even if the sheet gets wet and freezes, it will be more flexible than a frozen deck floor. Bless you πŸ˜‡

  • How about placing non skid mats during the snow season?

  • Carol Carol on Jul 01, 2017

    Your welcome!

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jul 01, 2017

    Go to a paint store - there are a number of stains that have a slightly textured finish so they aren't slippery.