Skip Nav
The 3 Things You Must Agree to Before Being Cast on Fixer Upper
The 1 Celebrity Couple Jonathan Scott Would LOVE to Work With
Affordable Decor
6 Instant Upgrades to Make to Your Rental Kitchen

Casa Quickie: Nonslip Stairs

Thinking back on all the scrapes and bruises I acquired simply from falling down my stairs as an overly energetic kid, I cringe a little. But there was no stopping me, especially on the days (most) when I was late to school. If only my parents had thought to install some sort of no-slip system, I mightn't have been so black and blue. Luckily, I've found the answer to these painful falls, thanks to Martha Stewart.

Want to know the secret? Then


By mixing regular paint with fine sand, you can safeguard your home against hazardous slips and falls. First, paint your stairs with regular paint. Then, tape off a striped area where you'll want
to use nonslip paint. Then mix two cups of paint with 3/4 cups of sand (from a craft or hardware store). Paint your stripes, let dry, then paint over it with a coat of regular paint. You probably won't want to use this trick on you foyer stairs, but your back or outdoor stairs will do.


Around The Web
Join The Conversation
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 7 years
Point was this is a great idea one we will probably put into play on our stairs. Sorry for the novel.
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 7 years
I just fell down the stairs the other day caring my son. I saved him but thought I broke my foot. Turns out it's just a super deep bruise. However on a good note my son has finally stopped asking me to carry him down the stairs (he's 3 1/2). In fact he reminds me of our fall regularly.
Katestr Katestr 7 years
Or go to
Anniina Anniina 7 years
Good idea. I'm afraid I might knock my teeth out some day. rush rush slippery slip bang, ouch.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 7 years
I should do this! I fell down my stairs a few months ago and broke my wrist. I am so clumsy sometimes.
Martha Stewart on Millennials
Martha Stewart Lusts After Jason Derulo on Twitter
ASPCA 150-Year Anniversary Adoption Video
Jamie Chung's Wedding Dress in Martha Stewart Weddings 2016
Martha Stewart's Views on Weddings
Back-to-School Breakfast Recipes For Kids
Lemon Cupcakes Filled With Lemon Curd

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Home & Garden