Add Sand for Safer Surfaces

Mix clean sand and paint to create slip-proof surfaces.

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Keep the floor of the porch safe for guests coming in out of the rain or snow.

PHOTO: FOTOLIA

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If you want to create slip-proof surfaces, such as on stairs and boat docks, mix some clean sand with your paint and apply.

It will work best if you put the paint and sand in a roller pan so some of the sand adheres to the roller or brush with each pass.

Loretta Harrison
Hampton Bays, New York