This winter I took a ridiculously hard fall! So much I was on bed rest for 3 weeks and broke 2 teeth from the impact. As soon as the weather warmed up and the porch dried you bet I was adding a little stair safety. The paint I used is Deckover which is made for decks and wood porches. It has a flat finish and a bit of grip, but that wasn’t enough to stop my unfortunate event. I wanted to share this because I can’t believe how well it has worked. I’ve used “commercial grade” slip tread at some of the properties I’ve managed but this was comparable. It was applied in less than 10 minutes, for $12, and well worth it.
- This is the slip resistant tread tape I used. I found it in the paint department at Home Depot.
- All you need for the project is some scissors, the skid tape, and a cloth to clean the area you are applying it to. You want to make sure it’s clean from particles and dry to get the best adhesion. You may want to consider some gloves, too. The tread is similar to an abrasive piece of sandpaper! 😯
- Measure and cut your strips to size. I cuts very easily, but an X Acto knife would be better and not dull you scissors.
- It’s peel and stick! But the 3M has such a good bond, make sure you take your time placing it down. It would be hard to move it!
- All done! I know it doesn’t look impressive but a little stair safety is worth it. It blends into the black and holds well. I need to do some painting touch up. You can see every place I hit with the snow shovel this winter. ☃️
Have fun with your weekend projects! If you added some extra safety mods or have some tips/tricks for around the house message me! I love to know what you’ve tried 🙂