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making deck stairs less slippery

What do you suggest I put on my deck stairs to give my old dogs more traction as they go up and down?

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Posted 2011-07-04T01:09:25+0000  by canyongirl canyongirl

Hello canyongirl! 


I have used 3M Step and Ladder Tread Tape that is available in our paint department to add traction to my stair steps.  It is a black tape rated for indoor and outdoor use – and it resists UV rays and sunlight.    I have used the product and know that it is long lasting under heavy traffic – the tape really sticks!

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Be sure to apply as recommended (between 50-70oF) on a painted wood or concrete surface.  You can cut the tape to size with regular scissors to fit the stairs.  The surface gives traction as needed but should not harm the dogs’ paws.  (PS – it works great for humans too!)


Best wishes and please keep us posted on your progress. 



Posted 2011-07-05T13:33:44+0000  by Eileen_HD_ATL
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