Textured finish for stairs

Q: Our stairs are made of 4X10in rough cut pine planed and sanded. Is there a textured finish I can apply to cut down on being too slippery?

A: If you are talking about a clear coat, such as polyurethane, then short of sprinkling sand in the final coating of an oil based finish, there are water based coatings that are rated for slip resistance. 2 such products are Bona Kemi’s “Traffic”, or Basic Coatings “Streetshoe XL”. www.bona.com. www.basiccoatings.com.