Safer decking from Osmo

For those who want to extend their business outdoors this summer, Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert, has developed a slip resistant finish for all wooden decking – Anti-Slip Decking Oil.  A product that does what it says on the tin, a finish which provides a safe outside environment all year round.

Anti-Slip Decking Oil is an oil based finish which increases the durability of the surface, protects it against mould, algae and fungal attack, and reduces the risk of slipping.  The clear, satin finish also offers a small amount of UV protection which will help protect against greying.

Steve Grimwood, Managing Director of Osmo UK, says:

“Decking takes a battering all year round from various factors and we want to be able to eliminate the issue of slipping. However, we did not want a conventional anti-slip product, unpleasant for consumers to feel, giving a gritty touch to treated surfaces.  Our R&D department devised a special finish, with the required anti-slip properties, which suits our low-solvent content philosophy and, once applied to outdoor decking, is comfortable to walk on.”

Osmo’s new Anti-Slip Decking Oil is designed to be applied over wood oils or Osmo’s Natural Oil Woodstain.  It is not to be used as a stand alone product and can be matched to the existing colour of the decking.  It is based on a blend of renewable vegetable oils and anti-slip particles bind with and remain on the wood surface, but are not unpleasant to the touch.  The decking-oil penetrates deeply into the wood pores and fibres, providing a long lasting level of protection from within the wood.  It works by protecting against the growth of slimy wood moulds and algae, which helps decking to provide a natural, non-slip surface.  Decking from Osmo is available pre-finished with the appropriate wood oil and only requires a single top coat of Anti-Slip Decking Oil once installed.   If applying the product to existing decking which already has some green growth, then clean the wood using Osmo Gard Clean before applying a wood oil and the anti-slip product.

Founded in 1990, Osmo UK has gone from strength to strength and today exclusively handles the sales, service, support and distribution of Osmo’s premium quality wood finishes and flooring solutions to the UK’s flooring retailer, contractor and contract flooring markets.

For stockist details and more information on Osmo and its range of environmentally friendly wooden products and specialist finishes, call Osmo UK direct on 01296 481220 or alternatively visit