Everyone with decking boards in the garden recognizes it; the boards become slippery in wet weather. This can be very dangerous for people around you and of course for yourself. What can you do to walk normally over these boards without fear of accidents? Nowadays there are all kinds of means to prevent the smooth decking boards. For example, everything is for sale at the more well-known DIY stores and there are creative ways to deal with the smooth shelves. Here is a list of the obvious and more creative ways to make the smooth shelves accessible again.
Nowadays, different types of lacquer are for sale to make the decking boards stiffer. Microspheres are processed in this lacquer, which causes the boards to become stiff. In addition, the terrace with a beautiful lacquer gets a new look. There are different paints from light to dark to make your terrace beautiful but also safe. These varnishes are for sale at most larger DIY stores. First check carefully how the paint should be attached.
Keep it clean
In addition to the paint, maintenance of the decking boards is a good way to keep the boards safe. Remove the green deposit regularly and it is important to keep the boards free of algae. Unfortunately, however, this is not always effective, so that the boards can still become quite slippery. A good cleaning agent is, for example, cleaning vinegar.
A useful tool is to sprinkle sand over the shelves. Sand works directly and is also environmentally friendly. The only drawback is that the boards can get damaged through the sand. The only drawback is that you walk in the sand and that you have sand everywhere in the garden.
Create a walkway
Another alternative to make the smooth boards stiffer is to create a walkway. However, this is a lot more labor intensive and you can not just get rid of it. The alternative can for example be carried out in the following manner. You iron tar on the walkway and then sprinkle small stones over it. These pebbles stick in the tar and when it is dried up, you have a nice clear walkway that is very rough. In terms of safety it is therefore very good. On the other hand, you may find it less beautiful, which makes it a very big operation to make your decking boards stiff.