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Icy concrete entryway steps....how to make them non-skid??

We live in an old house, circa 1950's in British Columbia, CANADA. There is a set of entryway steps (about 5 risers high) that are concrete and painted with old, deteriorating paint.
The problem is that the steps are east facing. In the cold seasons they get covered with a thin layer of ice, and become extremely hazardous. What I want to do is refinish them with something that is non-skid, and yet remains easy to sweep or shovel and keep clean.
We are planning to renovate in a few years and the steps will be removed, so I want to keep the finish inexpensive for now. I have seen various coatings with added non-skid granules. I have also seen outdoor carpet glued onto the concrete, which works surprisingly well.
Any suggestions or other ideas from the forum?? :confused:

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