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April

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Hi! What is the best way to create grip on outdoor concrete steps? Dog with knee issue is the concern...possibly a way to provide grip and even possibly somewhat of a cushion in case of fall. Thank you!!
 

Jeff Handy

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You can get traction paint, either in a spray can or as an additive to mix into regular oil or latex paint.
A very fine grit additive, stir up from the bottom very frequently while painting

If you need both traction and padding, I would suggest a stair runner made of outdoor grade carpeting.

Glue it to the concrete, or pin it down like on an interior staircase, with a metal bar at the base of each riser, fastened to the riser or tread with tapcons or whatever.
 
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