Cuprinol Anti-Slip Decking Stain

  4.8/5.0   237 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.

237 customer reviews
Does what it says on the tin ! by Robert Hammond

Easy to apply - now have an anti slip deck. Smart finish - good adhesion to exisintg old timber

Reviewed 2.5L, Urban Slate on: 22/11/17
Covers well no problems by Justin Horsley

Would use both the product and the company again

Reviewed 2.5L, City Stone on: 17/11/17
Very good would buy again by Robert Hampson

very good and covers well and seems to be anti- slip

Reviewed 2.5L, Cedar Fall on: 16/11/17
Exactly as described - good quality product providing non-slip decking surface by G R Morris

Gives good coverage - reasonably quick drying

Reviewed 5L, Natural - Clear on: 16/11/17
It is easy to apply although using the decking applicator wastes a lot of paint by Graham Wickham

Covers ok if you apply at least two coats . Good value for money.

Reviewed 2.5L, Vermont Green on: 15/11/17
Really good finish achieved with two coats Easy to apply by Christopher Poulson

Cuprinol is a leading brand and delivers on it's reputation. Will be interesting to find out how long it lasts.

Reviewed 2.5L, Golden Maple on: 10/11/17
Good product by Hilary Porter

Easy to apply, needed several coats to achieve the desired colour. So far seems to be non-slip

Reviewed 5L, Natural Oak on: 08/11/17
I love this stain by Sheree Whittaker

Love this stain, it really is anti slip, I have painted the handrails and spindles as well as the deck, it just has a fine gritty fell to it but no longer slippy underfoot

Reviewed 5L, Natural Oak on: 05/11/17
Good paint by Lynne Ramsay

I bought this decking paint as i have used the black colour on a previous project and liked the product a lot, i used 'City Stone' for a new piece of decking as the colour was different from most decking paints and it looks really good.

Reviewed 2.5L, City Stone on: 04/11/17
Great product super modern colour by A Connell

wanted a modern colour wood stain for new decking which was also non slip. Silver birch good mid colour grey at the best price and with very prompt delivery. would definitely buy again from Wood Finishes.

Reviewed 2.5L, Silver Birch on: 03/11/17
Good colour, great price by Brownstone

The colour is a nice warm brown, it covered well though I'd advise getting more than the suggested amount on the tin. We also found that it covered well when applied to our decking with a soft sweeping brush.

Reviewed 2.5L, Golden Maple on: 03/11/17
Excellent I would recommend this product by Mr King

Previously stained decking was pressure washed removing 95% ofd the old stain. Two coats of natural oak cuprinol non slip stain applied by roller which required considerable arm pressure to go into the grooves resulted in a very satisfactory decking recovery. I had large area to cover and found it economical in use.

Reviewed 5L, Natural Oak on: 01/11/17
Does what it says on the tin! by Len Elkington

Good covering qualities and provides a reasonable anti slip surface without being too abrasive.

Reviewed 2.5L, Silver Birch on: 01/11/17
Excellent by Mrs Sally James

This decking stain did exactly as it said on the tin . It has rained heavy few times and decking is not at all slippery which is great as for past three years it's been like an ice rink

Reviewed 2.5L, Golden Maple on: 27/10/17
Great product by Thomas Sorley

Great product, great service, will use again and recommed what more can I say.

Reviewed 2.5L, Vermont Green on: 24/10/17
Literally, did what it said on the tin!! by Graham Bell

Great product at a great price with great delivery AAAA++++

Reviewed 2.5L, Boston Teak on: 22/10/17
It does what it says on the tin by Janet Barrance

Good value for money. A little darker than expected. Good coverage.

Reviewed 2.5L, Vermont Green on: 15/10/17
Excellent product at a good price by Sean Fauklin

Good coverage and a nice finish after 2 coats.

Reviewed 2.5L, American Mahogany on: 04/10/17
Easy to apply and dried back to an excellent colour by Kevin Mowbray

Very easy to order and the cheapest price I could find for this product either online or in the shops. Order was delivered promptly and was well packaged. The application of the decking stain was easy to use and it dried back quickly to leave an excellent colour. Very happy with this product. Will definitely be buying again from this company.

Reviewed 5L, Natural Oak on: 02/10/17
Looks great easy to apply excellent price by CAROLINE WHITE

Pleased with product. Delivery and service excellent. Packaging second to none. Well done Wood finishes Direct. Looking forward to my next purchase.

Reviewed 5L, Natural - Clear on: 29/09/17