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Bloody decking!

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rainbowslollipops Sun 12-May-13 18:03:26

I moved into my house 7 months ago and have slipped on my decking 3 times. I now have a bruise on my leg and I'm worried that I'll do more damage somehow. Is there anything I can use to stop that?

80sMum Sun 12-May-13 18:22:11

You can try an anti slip coating. Cuprinol does one, so do Liberon and Blackfriars.
You'll need to thoroughly clean the wood first, I think.

NorbertDentressangle Sun 12-May-13 18:24:46

I've seen people cover it with chicken wire too .

alienbanana Sun 12-May-13 18:25:54

Ours was like this after the winter. Quick scrub with washing up liquid and its not slippy at all now.

Think soda crystals in solution work too.

wonkylegs Sun 12-May-13 18:29:26

You need to regularly clean it or it gets slippy. We pressure wash ours about 3 times a year and it stops it from being too bad.

rainbowslollipops Sun 12-May-13 18:31:44

I didn't realise there was a solution that I could use. I'll give it all a go. Dd just slipped too. sad. it's awful cause its painful on my back afterwards.

purplewithred Sun 12-May-13 18:32:57

its a bloody nightmare. may have to actually clean the damn stuff and coat it this year.

alienbanana Sun 12-May-13 18:35:20

It only took me an hour to do the whole lot - get a short stiff brush and you'll prob do it in half the time

MousyMouse Sun 12-May-13 18:35:24

ours was slippery too. we bought a water jet cleaner which solved it. had to paint it afterwards though.

HaveToWearHeels Fri 17-May-13 12:14:23

Jet was it then use decking oil. It is only slippery because it needs a good clean but once cleaned will need oiling. Just had ours done professionally, it wasn't expensive and looks like new now. He advised cleaning it every spring and oiling it every two years.

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