Cuprinol Anti-Slip Decking Stain

  4.8/5.0 (167 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 coloured finish
  • 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 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 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.

167 customer reviews
Brings a splash of colour by Edward R Shaw

breeds new life and dimension to the patio, makes it look completely different

Reviewed 2.5L, Silver Birch on: 19/05/17
An excellent purchase by Adrian Cooke

The same product was on sale in B&Q for £25 a tin but, as WFD was offering 3 tins for £15 including delivery, I naturally chose WFD. Delivery was quick so I can't fault them on either service or price. I will definitely use them again.

Reviewed 2.5L, Silver Birch on: 19/05/17
Does an excellent job by James Porter

I have staine all the decking in my back garden with this product. The appearance has improved 100% and the surface is now totally non slip. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to improve the loos and safety of their decking

Reviewed 2.5L, Boston Teak on: 18/05/17
Excellent by Susan Plant

Does what it says on the tin

Reviewed 2.5L, Black Ash on: 17/05/17
Fast service with no fuss by Thorne Travel

great product

Reviewed 2.5L, Cedar Fall on: 17/05/17
Brilliant easy product by Adrian Daw

It asked me if I would buy the product again I did another 4 tins absolute value for money couldn't find it cheaper anywhere else and that I could get free delivery on 4 tins made even more cheaper brilliant service guys I will be buying from you again

Reviewed 2.5L, Black Ash on: 17/05/17
Quick delivery, unbeatable price by Piers Bowlan

I have ordered from Wood Finishes Direct before as they had the product and colour way I wanted in stock and at an unbeatable price. Very fast delivery too. Buy with confidence.

Reviewed 2.5L, Silver Birch on: 17/05/17
Good product and price by Alan Leigh

Does a good job after 2 coats

Reviewed 2.5L, Silver Birch on: 16/05/17
Pretty good, but time will tell by Greg Culmer

The product goes down beautifully and 2 coats left me with a very grippy deck that looks great. However, given the way the stain came off the tray and brush I suspect it is going to peel from the deck. Time will tell, and I'd be inclined to try to patch it if it does happen depending on the severity.

Reviewed 2.5L, Hampshire Oak on: 16/05/17
Does what it says on the tin (Yes I know it's Cuprinol not Ronseal !) by Mrs Elsa Beattie

Very easy to use - colour a bit darker than expected when on, goes on lighter but darkens when dry. but I know it is never easy to reproduce a colour online. Gave decking 3 coats and it's looking great. Excellent product. Would recommend.

Reviewed 2.5L, American Mahogany on: 14/05/17
Looking good by Currie

Looking good on our decking. Easy to use and stains evenly and colour just what we wanted.

Reviewed 2.5L, Cedar Fall on: 14/05/17
Very pleased with next day delivery (excellent) by Mr Dennis Strong

Does what it says on the tin.

Reviewed 2.5L, Golden Maple on: 14/05/17
Good product by Mr Walton

Good product; half the price if B&Q

Reviewed 2.5L, Urban Slate on: 13/05/17
It looks good,is aunti Slip, easy to use, I will use again when the time comes by John Rickett

As above

Reviewed 2.5L, Golden Maple on: 12/05/17
Easy to use with proffesional finish by Kenneth Jones

A very deep and ever lasting stain with a nice finish

Reviewed 2.5L, Vermont Green on: 11/05/17
Great price and prompt delivery by Paul Gutman
Reviewed 2.5L, Golden Maple on: 11/05/17
Good product,easy to apply dries better colour than when wet by Brian Linforth

Good rang of colours,quick to apply using your adapted brush.

Reviewed 5L, Country Cedar on: 10/05/17
Brilliant product, highly recommended fro a deck,out house or a fence by James W

Bought the 5L to cover 32m2 and it was bang on the money. Drying time 2hrs, yes just 2 hrs for me to walk on the deck. The natural was a perfect choice, allowing the wood grain to show through a pale transparent finish.

Reviewed 5L, Natural - Clear on: 10/05/17
Well pleased with product and qiick delivery by Jacky Watson

Would reccomend

Reviewed 5L, Natural Oak on: 10/05/17
Spreads well and looks good after 2 coats by M.Nutbrown

Easy to use with good coverage.

Reviewed 5L, Natural - Clear on: 10/05/17