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Slippery decking

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by seanoge, 17 Apr 2019.

  1. seanoge

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    Made this "bridge" over our pond with 19mm. decking. It's been in about a yearMy wife slipped and fell on it. What is the best way to stop in being slippery. Was thinking about sand but how to get it to stick?
     

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    If you don't mind the look of it, wire mesh stapled to the decking works well. Weldmesh tends to work better than chicken (rabbit) netting
     
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    There is a paint with grit added?
    Or you can buy what looks like emery board/paper and is intended as a non slip. Looks a bit industrial though?
     
  5. seanoge

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    Well, had a look at the paint with grit but it's too expensive.
    Took the idea though, scrubbed the decking and painted it with Owatrol E-B, then immediatly added sand. Seems to work but a couple of days later the rains came and washed most of it away.
    She'll have to be more careful!!

    Thanks all.
     
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    Paint with added sand will do the same thing as the expensive paint ;)
     
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    That looks good. I have more decking (flat), but it is also very slippery after the rains. As you can see on the left of the picture there is a large tree which I think is the main cause of the slipperiness. Will try that, thanks.
     
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    Osmo anti-slip decking oil but you need to hang a tarp underneath while applying as it wont do life in the pond any good if it falls in as a liquid! If you've got expensive fish in the pond then I'd avoid it and go for the normal osmo decking oil - the anti slip contains solids (grip) and biocides (to prevent algal growth etc), the regular does not but will reduce slippiness by dint of keeping the boards 'dry'.
     
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    I'd add that on my deck the osmo anti slip lasted 2 years before needing reapplying.
     
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