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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