Why DeckWright Inserts are better than anti-slip paint

a close up on non slip decking

Whilst we might be a little biased, if you’re considering trying anti-slip paint on your timber decking to reduce the risk of slipping, you might want to ponder its pros and cons compared to DeckWright Inserts – another solution to reduce the slippery tendencies of timber decking.

Anti-slip paint thoughts

It’s certainly easy. Just open the tin and paint it on with a brush – something that we are all familiar in doing. Such paints, oils and varnishes are readily available and supported by well-known brands.

Depending on how much you are going to use your timber decking, it might be sufficient for a while. But bear in mind the need for regular re-application, especially in high footfall areas where some paints can have a tendency to flake off. The frequency depends on use and weathering, but annually might be a good estimate.

The other main issue with anti-slip paints and oils is that they are best used on brand new, untreated decking. If an oil or paint has been used on the timber before, a different type will not necessarily adhere to it and you might end up with a bit of a mess – the only option then to fully sand everything down and start again. If you have quite a bit of timber decking to treat, this could be quite a daunting task.

So what about DeckWright Inserts?

Unlike anti-slip paints, DeckWright Inserts are fitted just once and are designed to last for the life of the decking. A unique and flexible T shaped insert that is topped with a special formulation of resin and aggregate, DeckWright Inserts come fully tested and approved – suitable for both domestic and commercial locations.

The grippiness of DeckWright Inserts does not diminish over time and they will look as good in five years as they do the day you install them, so long as you follow the really rather simple fitting instructions.

Ideal for steps, walkways or much larger areas, DeckWright Inserts can be fitted to brand new and already laid decking, fitting the majority of groove profiles. Compare this to anti-slip paint that can only be effectively used on brand new, untreated decking.

The verdict

Well, we would certainly opt to do a “proper job” using DeckWright Inserts. And so it seems would many other individuals and businesses. We want you to be happy with your choice though, so please do contact us for a sample and ask us any specific questions that you have. In the meantime, please enjoy browsing our website, watching the many videos and reading the case studies that hail the benefits of choosing DeckWright Inserts.

Why You Need DeckWright Anti-Slip

All timber decking becomes very slippery when wet, increasing the risk of injury. Anti-slip or non-slip decking is grooved timber decking enhanced to provide a secure grip, even during the biggest downpour. A professional solution, fully tested anti-slip decking provides peace of mind for those that wish to enjoy the appeal of a natural timber surface, without the risk of slip-ups.

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