Just bought a new house and the old owners nailed some chicken wire to the
section walked on to get to our back door. I wonder if there is a better
looking solution to prevent slipping? It is just a smallish area about six
Visit your local yacht chandlers, and get some non-slip tape.
Or else varnish the area, and scatter sand on it (traditional approach)
or sugar (new fangled way I've never tried). You could even buy some
non-slip deck paint.
How sugar works.
This may be a long shot but I remember seeing (on the telly) the way that
Hawaiian surfboard makers get a non slip finish. In the wet resin they
sprinkle sugar. Resin sets, sugar dissolves in water, leaving grain-sized
sharp-edged 'craters' rather than lumps of material. Worked for bare feet on
a surfboard but may not be as durable on a deck.
From http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?t !3752
I have this vision of little craters full of sanded-off skin festering away.
Sand has been around for ... well decades at least.
BTW the floor of my dinghy was done with white epoxy undercoat by the
builder. It's got a bit tatty in spots now, from dings over the decade
I've had the boat!
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