Make Stairs Slip-Proof With Sand

Martha Stewart

With Fall on the horizon, many of us turn our attention away from the extreme heat and start to think about grey rainy days followed all too quickly by a bit of ice or freezing temperatures. Ensuring you can get your groceries from the car to the kitchen counter without slipping or falling can be difficult on wet stairs, but you can rid your fears with a bit of sand!

Sometimes the easiest solutions only require minimal work. Although you can purchase stick on gripper tape for stairs, it's not usually attractive. This project is simple, just give your stairs a fresh coat of paint, then mix 2 cups paint with 3/4 cup sand. Paint the mixture on (use painter's tape to block off stripes) and allow to dry. It will give you grip without the slip and the cost is very minimal (especially if you ask to borrow a bit of sand from your neighbor's sand box!).

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