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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 77

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KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating
 
4.5

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (49)
  • Even paint distribution (38)
  • Ergonomic grip (25)
  • Easy to apply (12)
  • Lightweight (12)

Cons

  • Messy (5)
  • Deteriorates (4)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (36)
  • Small areas (29)
  • Detailed work (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (51), Casual do-it-yourselfer (17), Professional (6), Beginner (3)

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

KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating - Excellent product

By Babs the Cat Lady

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • easy to apply
  • Even Paint Distribution

Cons

  • Dries Fast

Best Uses

  • Large Areas
  • Small Areas

Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

For good quality results it is best to have at least two workers. One to spread the coating and one to apply texture with the special roller. Removing the painters tape is also helpful to have two people as the coating is still wet on the tape and can be messy.

 
4.0

i love this product

By saxman

from Baltimore,Maryland

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Even Paint Distribution

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

      I recoated my boat decks . It was easy to apply. First class product.

       
      4.0

      Would buy Kiwigrip again

      By Skip B

      from Fort Pierce, Florida

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cures fast
      • Easy to apply

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Small Areas

      Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

      Can take a bit more than a small practice panel to get the hang of it.

       
      5.0

      Love this product and love Jamestown great customer service.

      By Renee

      from Fort Pierce, Florida

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas
        • Small Areas

        Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

        Used it on the deck of a steel sailboat 4 years ago. Every couple of years I need to repair rust under the Kiwigrip and this stuff is easy to repair. I've also watered it down and refreshed the whole surface. Love this Product!

         
        4.0

        Great stuff , nice and easy to apply

        By Jimbo

        from Miami

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Ergonomic Grip
        • Even Paint Distribution

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Detailed Work
          • Large Areas
          • Small Areas

          Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

          Just easy to apply and clean , came out pretty and no skid surface perfect

           
          5.0

          Best non-skid grip ever !

          By Rwparker

          from Houston, Tx

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Detailed Work
            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas

            Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

            Love this stuff ! Applies so easy, not much to it, even my 6 year old daughter helped me roll it on!

             
            4.0

            The Kiwi product is far easier than I expected.

            By Chanson1

            from Port Charlotte Fl

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Ergonomic Grip
            • Lightweight
            • some type of device needed to make leveling easy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Detailed Work
              • Small Areas

              Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

              I may have missed the part on the web site about a roller and handle being supplied. I would not have needed the 9" roller I purchased. The product is good and easy to work with.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              time will tell

              By Larry

              from Long Beach CA

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Even Paint Distribution
              • Single Coat

              Cons

              • Temp Rh Drying Window

              Best Uses

                Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

                non-skid grip is good, but time will tell how it holds up

                 
                5.0

                KiwiGrip Coating

                By Tom

                from NJ

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean
                • Even Paint Distribution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

                    Coating was easy to apply Coverage was good
                    I am pleased with the final appearance
                    Now I have to see how it wears

                     
                    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.

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