Cuprinol Anti-Slip Decking Stain

  4.8/5.0 (110 reviews)
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • A hard wearing decking stain with anti-slip microbeads to make decked areas safer
  • Suitable for all softwood and hardwood decking
  • Contains algicide to protect against green algae and mould growth
  • Easily repaired with a simple top-up coating as required
  • Dries to a semi-transparent colour
  • High V.O.C
Brand Cuprinol
No. of coats 2-3
Coverage Up to 12 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 2.5L, 5L
MPN 5092615, 5122405, 5092617, 5092618, 5122408, 5083465, 5092620, 5122406, 5122407, 5083458, 5097040, 5122409, 5097039
GTIN 5010212519646, 5010212557518, 5010212519660, 5010212519677, 5010212557549, 5010212519691, 5010212519707, 5010212557525, 5010212557532, 5010212519714, 5010212557570, 5010212557556, 5010212557563

Cuprinol Anti-Slip Decking Stain is suitable for all softwood and hardwood decking. This slip resistant decking treatment is especially suitable for decking steps and decked areas outside pubs, restaurants and other commercial areas

Ensure decked areas are swept with a stiff brush or broom to remove all surface dirt, debris and other surface contaminates.

  • All traces of mould, mildew, fungi and moss should be manually removed from the decking by scraping off, jet washing or sweeping with a stiff broom
  • Areas affected should be treated with a fungicidal wash or cleaner designed for the job such as Cuprinol Decking Cleaner
  • Once cleaned, the use of a suitable wood preservative that does not contain wax or oil is recommended
  • Decking that has been previously coated with paint or other surface coating such as a decking stain must be stripped back to bare wood with Cuprinol Stain Stripper

Always do a test area before starting any project to test product adhesion and colour. Follow the manufacturers instructions on the tin at all times.

Final colour will depend upon wood type, previous treatment and the number of coats applied. Do not apply in temperatures below 5℃, in damp conditions or if rain is likely before the product has dried. Avoid heavy wear and tear for a few days after application. If using more than one tin of anti-slip paint for decking, it's advisable to mix them together in a larger container or finish in a corner before starting a new tin.

  1. Stir the contents of the tin thoroughly before and periodically during use to ensure a consistent finish
  2. Apply 2-3 coats of Cuprinol Anti Slip Decking Treatment evenly along the grain, avoiding overlaps
  3. When applying subsequent coats, allow each coat to dry fully before recoating
  4. On previously stained decking, touch up bare areas and allow to dry before finishing with further coats


Clean the treated decking with an appropriate decking cleaner from time to time to avoid any reduction in performance.


To maintain the surface finish and its anti-slip properties, re-apply a fresh coat of Cuprinol Anti-Slip Decking Stain when the surface starts to show signs of wear. Ensure that the decking has been thoroughly swept and cleaned before applying a fresh coat of stain.

110 customer reviews
Covers great by Trevor Kennedy

Great product with good coverage and easy to use.

Reviewed 2.5L, Urban Slate on: 23/03/17
I very quick delivery by Jackie Lovegrove

Have used it before but this was the same paint but a lot cheaper then I have paid before. And it really works Thank you

Reviewed 5L, Natural - Clear on: 20/03/17
It works! by Richard Davies

Does what it's supposed to. I gave my decking 2 coats and the non slip surface really worked. Will definitely use again. It's worth paying a little extra for a quality product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Boston Teak on: 14/03/17
Good product, easy to apply by David Strong

Have used this to give contrast as a second colour to a section of a large deck area built 2 years ago. Seems to protect well so far, goes on easily - more like a paint than a stain - and good coverage. Possibly a bit light in colour for heavily used deck areas as shows dirty footmarks.

Reviewed 2.5L, Silver Birch on: 29/11/16
Easy to Use by Tracey B

Easy to apply, used more than said on the tin, but did the job as expected. Definitely recommend and going to use on another area of decking.

Reviewed 5L, Natural - Clear on: 15/11/16
This product, in the Cedar Fall colour, covered old and new wood to the same shade in two coats by Vincent Hobbs

Coverage was very good and, as long as you observe the usage directions on the tin, then it produced a good, even shade of shade of colour. The product seems to work well, giving a non slip finish in the wet. We wait to see if it works as well with a coating of frost .I would certainly recommend this product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Cedar Fall on: 14/11/16
Great product by Mark Ellam

Great product easy to use

Reviewed 2.5L, Cedar Fall on: 12/11/16
Great product, 100% happy by Mark Pincott-Brown

Easy to use, good coverage. Purchased before and will again!

Reviewed 2.5L, Hampshire Oak on: 12/11/16
Great product and great colour by Colin Campbell

love the colour and havn't slipped when wet

Reviewed 2.5L, Silver Birch on: 02/11/16
Ideal, rejuvenated the decking to look like it is new by James Dowd

Good coverage only done one coat now but looks like new will add second coat in the spring would recommend.

Reviewed 2.5L, Urban Slate on: 02/11/16
Not the cheapest but worth it by Nigel Delves

Colour is a good deep black, used it on the walls and doors of a wooden garage, gave just the effect I was after.

Reviewed 2.5L, Black Ash on: 02/11/16
Decking anti-slip stain is very good by Alan Prevett

Very good product.

Reviewed 2.5L, City Stone on: 30/10/16
Excellent by Derek Weaver

Does what it says on the tin

Reviewed 2.5L, Vermont Green on: 28/10/16
Excellent product to apply and decking is no longer slippy by Malcolm Balfour

Very pleased would use again

Reviewed 5L, Natural Oak on: 28/10/16
Very easy to use either with brush or sprayer by John Stout

Covers area very smooth easy to use thanks for your brilliant service

Reviewed 5L, Country Cedar on: 21/10/16
Very good product by Alan Prevett

Superb anti-slip decking stain. Easy to apply and looks good. Nice colour.

Reviewed 2.5L, City Stone on: 14/10/16
Easy to apply by Brian Revan

Fast drying, great colour,decking looks as new

Reviewed 2.5L, Urban Slate on: 09/10/16
Great service fast and efficient by Christopher Allam

Leaves lovely non-slip finish. Easy to apply and easy to clean up afterwards.

Reviewed 2.5L, Hampshire Oak on: 08/10/16
Excellent by Rex Caddy

Leaves a good non slip finish

Reviewed 5L, Natural Oak on: 07/10/16
Easy to apply stain which transforms wooden decks by John Goulding

The Cuprinol Anti-Slip American Mahogany Decking Stain transformed my deck from a tatty wood structure to a beautiful gleaming patio deck.It was easy to apply and after one coat there was a remarkable change.I applied a second coat to make sure of the deck protection and the anti-slip works a treat especially after heavey rain.

Reviewed 2.5L, American Mahogany on: 01/10/16