|No. of coats||2-3|
|Coverage||Up to 12m² per litre|
|Drying time||4 hrs|
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Cuprinol Anti-Slip Decking Stain. A water-based, anti-slip decking stain 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.
Please note: The 'natural' version of this product contains a small amount of pigment and is not totally 'clear'. When picking a colour it's worth remembering that factors including screen calibration, i.e. screen colour, brightness and contrast can affect the colours seen. The final finish on the wood can also be influenced by the type and colour of the timber being treated. It is for this reason that we always recommend doing a test area before starting any project.
Ensure decked areas are swept with a stiff brush or broom to remove all surface dirt, debris and other surface contaminates.
Please note: Decking to be treated must be completely dry. This means that decking boards must have been stored in a warm, dry environment for several weeks with spacers to allow airflow between the boards. For decking already laid and in situ, it is recommended that the boards are first treated with a mould and mildew cleaner and then left to dry for a period of a week in warm, dry conditions to allow any moisture in the wood to evaporate. Applying this product to wood that is not adequately dry or where mould or algae spores are present in the timber may result in the stain prematurely failing and coming away from the wood. The recommended time for applying this product is in the warmer spring and summer months.
Cuprinol recommend that new decking boards are preserved and stained on all sides, edges and especially so on the cut ends before installation. This gives decking boards the best possible protection.
Always do a test area before starting any project to asses product suitability and final finish. Follow the manufacturers instructions on the tin at all times.
Do not apply in temperatures below 5°C, in damp conditions or if rain is likely before the product has dried. 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.
Stir the contents of the tin thoroughly before and periodically during use to ensure a consistent finish.
Please Note: Final colour will depend upon wood type, previous treatment and the number of coats applied. Avoid heavy wear for a few days after application.
Clean the treated decking with a suitable 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, following the Preparation and Application instructions above.
Here are some of the more commonly asked questions and answers about Cuprinol Anti Slip Decking Stain. If you are looking for an answer to a more general decking stain or finishing question, take a look at our decking treatment FAQ page.
A. Cuprinol Anti Slip Decking Stain works because it contains 'microbeads' within the stain. When dry on the surface of the deck, these microbeads create a slightly textured surface which increases friction between shoes, feet and the decking. Increased friction means that there is less chance of slippage, hence the name 'anti-slip decking stain'
A. Although anti-slip decking stains will indeed reduce the potential for slipping, as compared to a standard decking stain or treatment, as far as we are aware, there is no such thing as a non-slip decking stain. This is probably just down to differences in wording but in our opinion, although these products will certainly help to reduce the chances of slipping, nothing will guarantee a slip-free decking surface.
A. Although this product is called Cuprinol Anti-Slip Decking Stain, it is in fact more like a paint as it produces an opaque finish that covers the colour and character of the wood.