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KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating

KiwiGrip is a durable, non-skid deck coating system developed by New Zealand yachtsmen specifically for use on boats. Most other traction or anti slip coatings are simply repackaged industrial products.

This hard acrylic polymer provides a durable, homogeneous, elastic surface. It spreads quickly and easily. By using one of KiwiGrip's proprietary rollers (sold separately) and by varying application technique, the texture can be adjusted from fine to aggressive for the right amount of traction.

In late 2011, KiwiGrip introduced a new, improved formulation for longer working time and improved color retention. Note: the cream color is now a slightly different shade compared to earlier batches.

Receive a free complimentary 4in Kiwigrip Roller cover with any Quart or Gallon size purchase. Roller cage not included.

 
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  • Low-glare, IR reflective finish
  • Homogenous color that won't wear through and expose filler materials
  • UV stabilizer for consistent color
  • Vary texture by application technique used
  • Apply over wood, fiberglass, epoxy, concrete, or metal
  • Rolls over other worn non-skid surfaces nicely
  • Non-toxic, no volatile solvents, very low VOC
  • Cleans up with soap and water
  • Complete, detailed "how-to" instructions come with every can
  • Coverage: 2 square meters per liter (80 SF/Gal)

 

How is KiwiGrip different from traditional nonskid coatings?

Most non skid surfaces are created by mixing in a gritty additive during the painting process. This makes it tricky to get the additive to coating ratio right. In addition, the non slip properties wear away with time and use.

Because KiwiGrip is a single part with no additives, it suffers none the problems associated with non skids that use sand, walnut shells, beads, rubber fleck, or other fillers. Anti skid coatings with fillers tend to wear through and the fillers fall out. This makes decks slippery, hard to clean and hard to recoat.

While you can apply it with a brush, there are rollers designed specifically for Kiwigrip. Using these rollers lets you work faster and easier than traditional spraying. The gel finish dries to form tiny peaks and valleys that form a high traction surface impervious to the elements. Fine tuning the aggressiveness and amount of traction provided is as easy as using the rollers to change the size of the peaks and valleys.

BRAND: KiwiGrip
Type: Anti-Slip Covering
4.5 68

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KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating
 
4.5

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (42)
  • Even paint distribution (31)
  • Ergonomic grip (21)
  • Easy to apply (10)
  • Lightweight (9)

Cons

  • Deteriorates (4)
  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (32)
  • Small areas (23)
  • Detailed work (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (47), Casual do-it-yourselfer (13), Professional (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent product

This product worked great! After careful taping of all my rails and decks (new gellcoat) and a whipe down it was easy to apply. Its as easy as using a paint brush to...Read complete review

This product worked great! After careful taping of all my rails and decks (new gellcoat) and a whipe down it was easy to apply. Its as easy as using a paint brush to 'glop' out some from the can, and then roll out untill you get the finish you are looking for. I found the thicker the material is layed down initaly, the more you agressive you can get it. If you only want a light texture go thinner, then add as necessary. The roller dosnt do a good job of moving material around, just making the texture.
I like to let the run over onto the tape about 3/8in so the texture is nice and crisp when the tape is pulled up.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Easy to apply, great grip, but very soft

We did interior sole, and full deck on a Quest 30 raceboat. Product is very easy to apply. The grip is excellent. Their rollers break down very fast and do not last you...Read complete review

We did interior sole, and full deck on a Quest 30 raceboat. Product is very easy to apply. The grip is excellent. Their rollers break down very fast and do not last you must buy extras. Removing tape and setup are key to a good job.
Now with a month of use we fine the product rubs off very easy with any line running over it. We will put Interlux Brightside in those areas and million dollar tape (teflon chafe tape). Would I use it again, I think so but will know better after a season.
I am between recommending it and not recommending it time will tell.

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5.0

Replacing Awlgrip Non Skid

By rob

from Norfolk VA

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Can Add Colorant To Make
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Useclean
  • Good coverage
  • Good Non Skid
  • Simple Prep

Cons

  • Take Off The Masking Tape

Best Uses

    Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

    The foredeck on our 1976 Pearson 365 ketch was painted several years ago with Awlgrip non skid after a repair job. I was never satisfied with the results, the deck was slippery when wet! I learned about KiwiGrip while at our marina and decided to give it a try. Their web page is full of information and videos. Prep is simple, some 80 grit sandpaper to rough up the existing surface, then tape off and apply. Depth of product can be varied depending upon applicator pressure, for the foredeck I wanted a rough surface. They warn to remove tape fast and you had better or you get a mess! This is a simple, easy to apply, effective non skid product and I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs to redo their non-skid. I will be redoing all my non skid with Kiwigrip, even the cockpit seating area. Look for the video for redoing a Stand Up paddle board, they used a small roller to apply and it looks good.

     
    5.0

    First time user

    By JOHN C

    from North Myrtle Beach, SC

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy to use
    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

        Great product with easy cleanup

         
        5.0

        best non skid out there

        By The Squire

        from CT

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas
          • Small Areas

          Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

          READ the directions, it's so easy. Prep the surface using a scratch pad and acetone and it will last even in high traffic areas. It keeps it's color for years. I have used it extensively and at times it may require a touch up if there is a heavy scratch. It's easy to clean and if you make a mistake just wipe it off with a wet rag and start again. Take the tape off while it's still wet.

           
          5.0

          Kiwi Grip is Great

          By Bud

          from Amelia Island Florida

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Ergonomic Grip
          • Even Paint Distribution
          • Looks Great And Sticky

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas

            Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

            Kiwi grip videos available on line were informative and to the point. Had no difficulty applying or cleaning up. Works as advertized. Supper grip on deck shoes.

             
            5.0

            great product

            By jim

            from gloucester, ma

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

                great stuff

                 
                4.0

                It works

                By Nicki

                from Fajardo Puerto Rico

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean
                • Ergonomic Grip

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

                  We applied ours with a trowel and roller for a heavy non-skid grip. Make sure to pull the tape up before it dries. The surface remains firm but flexible and offers a good grip wet or dry. However, the softer surface is easier to scar or damage. It is easy to repair. The heavier texture tends to hold dirt more.

                   
                  4.0

                  So far product as described

                  By Skorp

                  from OOB, ME

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Ergonomic Grip
                  • Even Paint Distribution
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

                    I used this to give the front of my 88 bass tracker some grip and texture. As to the boat being aluminum I was a little concerned it might not adhere to well. I couldn't get up all the old glue but it still installed perfectly with no issues. Other then I few spot I hit installing my trolling motor (I'll touch up later as to plenty left from a quart, 2 coats installed), It has held up well with minimal use. Great product would DEF recommend.

                     
                    4.0

                    Kiwigrip

                    By Oldman

                    from Marathon, FL

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Even Paint Distribution

                    Cons

                    • Deteriorates

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Areas
                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

                    reapply every two years or so; however I am a live aboard so the finish gets constant abrasion.

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice product

                    By Sparky

                    from Santa Cruz, Ca

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use

                    Cons

                    • Need Special Roller

                    Best Uses

                    • Great Nonskid

                    Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

                    I made the mistake of doing the non-skid the week after Christmas when the temperature plummeted her to the 20's lo and 50's hi. It went on good after I warmed the can, should have used a spreader to flow it out then the roller, I just used the roller and it probably took a few minutes longer to spread out evenly. I used a heater under my cover and it dryed in 2 days. I think it came out great. I will test it out in a few months.

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                    4.0

                    Excellent deck non-skid

                    By PETERE

                    from FUQUAY VARINA, NC

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to apply
                    • Good coverage
                    • Roller Works Well

                    Cons

                    • Have Some Small Dimples
                    • Watch Dampness
                    • Watch Temp

                    Best Uses

                    • Foredeck Coverage
                    • Large Areas
                    • Portstb Deck Coverage

                    Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

                    I like the ease of application. I would work on small areas of the deck at a time. I put the non-skid on the working areas on hte fore deck, along the port and starboard rails and the forward portion of the cockpit. I like to feel of the product on my feet as I am working on deck. It is resilient and grips both bare feet and boat shoes.

                    I would caution about attempting to apply in cool temperatures or during periods of heavy dew. I had a couple of small areas where the product did not adhear well when there was high humidity and cool temps and the area of application was in hte shade [no warming from the sun].

                    Recovery from this was a quick cleaning of the area and reapplying the Kiwi-Grip

                    In spite of the minor hiccups, I would highly recommend Kiwi-Grip.

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