Decking paint

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Decking paint

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Ok so I've done something a little stupid, I bought ronseal garden paint in various colours and fed up with the red decking paint (it's a bit like red oxide primer I colour) the decking is currently painted in decided to paint the decking.

However after I've done 3/4 of it then looked at the tin, and it specifically states to not use it on decking...

Now is this really a big problem? I understand that it likely won't look great after people walk on it, but then the current decking specific paint the previous owner used hasn't worked well under foot either.
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I think it's mostly because it won't last, plus non-decking paints & stains can also can be slippery as ****.
A lot of garden paints aren't suitable for use on smooth wood either - it just doesn't stick.
I used Ducksback on a veranda a few years back (yeah, a little stupid too) and it was utterly lethal when wet, and didn't last a year. Even though it mostly came off with a pressure washer, getting it all off out of the valleys was a nightmare.
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Cuprinol stain stripper.( Will remove paint)
Leave on for 4 hours max and pressure wash off.
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Side question: the stain (Cuprinol) I applied over a year ago has gone cloudy/greyish in parts. It looks dirty, but I've tried scrubbing to no avail. Does this mean it needs reapplying please, anyone?
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