About Deck Paint

Long Lasting, Decorative and Anti Slip Deck Paint

If you are looking for non slip decking paint, Promain supply an extensive range of deck paint products that, when applied correctly, will provide an anti slip surface for your garden deck.

The products below are formulated to protect your deck against moisture and UV damage. All-the-while they will provide a decorative coating that will make your deck look beautiful for years to come.

The right decking paint will prevent flaking and peeling, and provide excellent adhesion and flexibility of the film. A quality deck paint will also deliver a durable surface for high traffic performance and protect against weathering. With quality products available from Owatrol, Osmo and Blackfriar, we encourage you to browse our product range below.

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What is the Best Decking Paint?

When shopping for any deck paint coating, it’s important that you find the right product to suit the needs of the surface is question. Promain supply a range of paints for decking, including products suitable for softwoods and hardwoods. Our deck paint range includes:

  • Oak decking paint
  • Pine decking paint
  • Ash decking paint
  • Cedar decking paint
  • Larch decking paint
  • Anti-Slip Decking Paint
  • Decking Oil and Stain

If you are unsure what kind of deck you have, speak to our technical support team and we can help you find a suitable deck paint, stain or oil. From decorative wood stains through to anti slip deck paint, penetrating oils through to colour restorers, we supply a comprehensive range of solutions to treat your decking.

Choosing Deck Paint Colours

Whether you are looking for grey decking paint, black, green or brown decking paint, you’ll be able to choose from hundreds of colours when you shop online with Promain.

Preparation: Painting Decking

When it comes to painting decking, there’s a lot that needs considering first. One of the main things you need to think about is preparation, which will vary depending on the state of the surface. If you have decided to refurbish your deck boards or decking area with a new paint colour or stain, then it is important your decking obtains a finish that lasts and gives the wood the protection and longevity you require.

Identify the Deck your Working With

Its important to identify which type of material your deck is made from, then you can identify which type of material the decking boards are made from. There are many different types of decking so it’s important to do your research and choose the best option for you and your family.

  • New Wood Surfaces - Quite often with new wood surfaces, the wood will come with a hard-shiny surface, known as mill glaze. The mill glaze will prevent products from penetrating and adhering properly. When this is the case, Seasonite protection for new wood should be used and allowed to weather for at least 6 months. After this, you will be able to treat the surface with a suitable deck paint.
  • Weathered Wood Surfaces - Weathered wood will need to be prepared properly. The surface will need to be cleaned and all grime and dirt will need to be removed. Net-trol is an ideal wood cleaner designed to clean your decking in preparation for decking treatment or coating.
  • Previously Coated Surfaces - All flaking or peeling paint should be removed prior to the application of any paint, oil or stain. You may need to use Dilunett to strip the coating first and then neutralise it with Net-trol. A further 48 hours should be allowed for the surface to dry properly before applying a suitable deck coating.

Remember to clean the area by removing any furniture, step nosing angles, pots or plants. Make sure all screws and nails have not come loose as the timber has expanded and contracted with moisture. Then sweep with a stiff brush to remove any leaves, algae or moss.

Non-Slip Decking Paint

A good-quality deck coating will have had slip tests done during the manufacture stage. These tests are universal and are done under laboratory conditions using a pendulum testing machine. The machine uses a rubber shoe which is attached to an arm that swings. It records the amount of distance the shoe moves across the surface in various wet and dry conditions. The shorter the distance, the higher the value of slip resistance.

The results are calculated under the title of PTV (Pendulum Test Value) and are rated as follows:

  • Low Slip Potential: +36
  • Moderate Slip Potential: 25-35
  • High Slip Potential: 0-24

This figure can be dramatically improved with anti-slip coatings, stains and additives supplied by Promain. Anti-Slip additives on a basic level are grit that is sprinkled on the first layer of paint to provide an abrasive surface that is supplied in various grain densities. This can really help to prevent accidents to keep your family or business users safe whatever the application. The actual rating of the PTV cannot be guaranteed. This will depend on the type of application and the material it is applied upon.

Why Use Promain for Deck Paint?

Our range of deck paints are second to none when it comes to quality, leaving you with an outstanding finish that will stand the test of time. Our deck paints are durable, wear and tear resistant, and are available in a range of colours to help you achieve your desired style. Our range of deck stains, paints and oils are;

  • Very hard-wearing paints
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Paints with high chemical oils and solvents resistant
  • Our floor paints dry at low temperatures

Please contact one of our technical paint professionals today at Promain as we strive to direct you to the perfect decking paint, stains and oils for your deck.

Contact Us for more advice on Decking Paint

Whether you are looking for a deck stain, oil or paint, Promain offer a wide range of solutions to help you moving forward. With a range of deck paint colours to choose from including non-slip decking paint. Call us today to speak to a member of our technical support team and we will gladly assist you moving forward.

If you have any queries, questions or would like any advice please contact our team. We have several experts on hand to answer any of your questions. We have years of experience in the application and maintenance of decking paint so are more than adept to help. We can recommend types of paint, application tips and advice on maintaining or refurbishing your garage. Call us on; 01462 421 333.

Frequently Asked Questions About Decking Paint

How Do I Apply Deck Paint?

Many people ask what temperature to paint decks, when really the whole weather situation should be considered. Many customers attempt to get their garden decks ready for Summer by painting their deck in Easter. Although this may seem ideal, as shown this Easter the weather has been appalling for external painting!

The Promain technical team recommend allocating approximately 5 – 7 days from start to finish to have your deck paint project finished. During this time scale, you will need the weather forecast to not expect rain for the whole of the job. If you are looking to paint deck balustrade, paint deck spindles or paint deck railing, you will need to allow for more time as preparing these areas are a bit fiddly to work with.

Is it Better to Paint or Stain a Deck?

Both paint and stain can give you a deck that lasts years longer than it would if left untreated. These materials make the wood less water absorbent, causing the wood to stat dry on the inside. They also include compounds designed to protect the wood from harmful UV rays, which means less of the awful sun damage that can ruin exposed wood decks.

Can I Use Exterior or House Paint on Decking?

Although exterior paint has been used on decks before, it is not something that we would recommend. Exterior paint will not last if a proper deck paint or stain. This is because it does not like sitting water. Most exterior paints are for vertical use and would not tend to have pools of water sitting on them for long periods. A deck paint such as Owatrol Deck Paint has been tried and tested on horizontal surfaces and as the name suggests is specifically designed for use on decks.

House paint is not recommended for use on decks. It tends to be emulsion and therefore is not made for use outside as it will not hold up to the elements very well.


If you are still unsure about which decking treatment is right for you or how to go about painting your decking, we have lots of resources available that will help you with your project. Click the links below to learn more: