Cuprinol Anti-Slip Decking Stain

  4.8/5.0   302 reviews
You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Standard Protection)
You'll need enter area above for 3 coats (Ultimate Protection)

Wood type and application 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 coloured finish
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 anti slip 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 designated decking cleaner, such as Cuprinol Decking Cleaner
  • Once cleaned, the use of a suitable wood preservative that does not contain wax or oil, such as Cuprinol Wood Preserver Clear (BP), 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 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.

302 customer reviews
Easy to apply and looks good by Peter Gibson

I applied the stain with a roller without any difficulty. It was virtually drip free and the dried colour was very accepable. We have had rain since and the treated decking areas are much less slippery than the untreated areas.

Reviewed 5L, Country Cedar on: 07/09/17
Good product & did exactly as required by Murray Croft

Easy to apply with a roller and delivers a decent finish on a timber deck. Does need 2 coats.

Reviewed 2.5L, Silver Birch on: 06/09/17
Excellent service by Paul Melia

Great product, good non slip coating

Reviewed 5L, Natural Oak on: 05/09/17
It's just a great wood stain by Mr Roger Stillman

Delivery was very quick product is the best and this was the cheapest price nearly 50% difference between wood finishes direct and b and q great will definitely use again

Reviewed 2.5L, Hampshire Oak on: 28/08/17
Very good by Tony Goodwin

Will use your company again very fast service. The product is excellent.

Reviewed 2.5L, Hampshire Oak on: 25/08/17
Easy to go on and dried quickly by Mary McCrimmon

Goes on easily dried quickly just as well with the Scottish weather. Pleased with finish only thing as with all paints and stains not true to colour on tin.But Happy with effect .

Reviewed 2.5L, Golden Maple on: 24/08/17

does the trick well

Reviewed 2.5L, Golden Maple on: 23/08/17
Good quality by Gale Eland

Easy to use and looks really good.

Reviewed 2.5L, City Stone on: 22/08/17

ease of use

Reviewed 2.5L, Hampshire Oak on: 21/08/17
Easy to use with wide brush sold at reduced as an offer by JOHN BRAND

If like other Cuprinol products I have used it will be long lasting

Reviewed 2.5L, Silver Birch on: 21/08/17
Great by Alison Clarke

Good colour not orange like some! Have yet to see if it remains non-slip but at the moment the surface feels like it would be and it doesn't detract from the finish. Delivery very quick, wouldn't go any where else.

Reviewed 5L, Natural Oak on: 21/08/17
Very good delivery on time by Douglas

Excelent service thank you.

Reviewed 5L, Natural Oak on: 21/08/17
Cuprinol anti slip decking stain Easy to apply Nice finish by Alan Lacey

Easy to apply especially with the Woodleys Exterior Timbercare Brush purchased at the same time. I got two decent coats for my 3.6m square deck, (not quite the coverage claimed) from the 5 litre can, leaving a nice honey tinge on pine boards.

Reviewed 5L, Natural - Clear on: 17/08/17
Outstanding by Douglas Edwards

Great colour and a refreshing change from the usual wood colours. Easy application to pre cleaned 10m2 deck & 2.5 litres just enough for 2 coats.

Reviewed 2.5L, City Stone on: 17/08/17

To coin a phrase, "it does what it says on the tin". I can't say more

Reviewed 2.5L, American Mahogany on: 16/08/17
Easy to apply; good coverage by DAMIAN AINSCOUGH

I taped an emulsion brush to a broom handle and applied a full 5L tin to decking. Excellent non-slip finish. Also an excellent price - MUCH cheaper than some other sources.

Reviewed 5L, Natural Oak on: 16/08/17
Just the colour I wanted for my Decking at rear of house by Mr Jones

as my above comment, it's a pity it is not supplied in 5 litre tins but never mind

Reviewed 2.5L, Hampshire Oak on: 15/08/17
I think that the coverage quoted is very optimistic by John Cook

I used a pad (actually several pads) and found this quite easy but you need to make sure there aren't any missed bits ( That's obvious really) I was applying to old decking that had been jet washed and was bare wood in most places. I found that I needed 2 tins for my 38 sqm . But it looks nice now it's done. The supplier was first class

Reviewed 5L, Country Cedar on: 10/08/17
Great product great buy by Carolyne Straw

Brilliant happy with it would definitely recommend and buy again Thanks

Reviewed 2.5L, Silver Birch on: 10/08/17

Excellent product that goes on well and really works

Reviewed 5L, Natural - Clear on: 07/08/17