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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 55

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KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating
 
4.5

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (32)
  • Even paint distribution (26)
  • Ergonomic grip (17)
  • Easy to apply (9)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

  • Messy (4)
  • Deteriorates (3)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (25)
  • Small areas (18)
  • Detailed work (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (38), Casual do-it-yourselfer (9), 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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4.0

good stuff

By tee

from va bch va

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer
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Pros

  • Great Texture

Cons

  • hard to clean

Best Uses

  • Large Areas
  • Small Areas

Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

this makes a good non skid easy to make texture as smooth or ruff as you see fit or to meet your needs only draw back is I find it hard to keep clean and their color selection is limited

 
4.0

Great Product

By HAR VEYC

from FAIRHOPE, AL

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer
Ensign

Pros

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

Cons

  • Dries too fast

Best Uses

    Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

    I used this product 7 years ago on a previous boat. Saw this boat recently and finish was still holding up well. This is the second boat that I have used this product on and am very satisfied.

     
    5.0

    A home run for an ugly surface

    By 30' SISU

    from OCEANSIDE, NY

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer
    Ensign

    Pros

    • Adhears Well
    • Doesn't Peel
    • Easy To Clean

    Cons

    • Don't Use Supplied Roller

    Best Uses

    • Any Horizontal Surface
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

    I have used KiwiGrip several times over the past few years to go over either previously applied surfaces or new areas. Due to Hurricane Sandy my bow rail was ripped out of the deck. Repairs were made and afterwards the forward deck and gunnels were painted with KiwiGrip, which covered over areas not well feathered. I don't recommend the supplied roller cover due to it's hardness causing old surface to bleed through, but a foam lightly textured cover used for decorating walls

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By ssrs69camaro

    from MOBILE, AL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer
    Ensign

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

      My deck was slippery as all the original non skid had been worn down.Lots of slipping and sliding it had gotten unsafe.This has made all the difference when fighting fish and just moving around on the deck.I have already dropped pliers and 16 oz weights on it and not even a scratch.I would definitly recommend this to anyone.It was easily applied and my son and I completed the job in one weekend.I would recommend an extra roller as mine started coming apart right at the end of the project.Very happy

       
      4.0

      Looks great, touch up for scuffs needed

      By 30' SISU

      from OCEANSIDE, NY

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer
      Ensign

      Pros

      • Easy to apply
      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

      • Scuffs Hard To Remove

      Best Uses

      • Decks Gunnels

      Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

      I've used Kiwi over previously coated rubberized surfaces and it holds extremely well. Two coats were needed for cover due to previous coating expanding in the sun's heat. The supplied roller cover is too hard and doesn't lay down the Kiwi as does a foam textured cover I found. The only issue I have is that scuff marks are almost impossible to remove as compared to a fiberglass deck, but touch up is easy.

       
      5.0

      KiwiGrip

      By Mike

      from SLIDEL, LA

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer
      Ensign

      Pros

      • A Lot Of Grip
      • Easy To Clean
      • Ergonomic Grip
      • Even Paint Distribution
      • Great Looking
      • Lightweight
      • Real Easy To Put On

      Cons

      • Heat Decreases Work Time

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

      Applied to a large section on a hot day. I didn't remove the tape fast enough. Got some rough edges. Still, this is a great product so far (6 months).

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Does not last

      By A&J Marine

      from Fort Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Professional

      Pros

        Cons

        • Deteriorates

        Best Uses

          Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

          Kiwi Grip is easy to use but does not last nearly as long as other deck finishes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great product

          By JASON

          from POWELL, OH

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer
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          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Even Paint Distribution

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

          Easiest way to apply was to spread with a puddy knife, then use the kiwi grip roller.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Tough to clean

          By dalidali

          from Baja Mexico

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

                I like the non skid properties. Better than those that contain sand or silica.
                Major problem is it stains really easily and is a bear to clean. Even with aggressive brushing with a stiff brush.....it's tough.
                Gasoline will soften this stuff and then it peels off.
                Price is over the top expensive IMO.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                works great

                By JOHNC

                from sanibel, fl

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer
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                Pros

                • Even Paint Distribution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

                    just applied, so no long term results, but looks beautiful, took just 4 1/2 quarts to do decks and cabin top on 43 foot sailboat, easy to get consistent appearance, good hiding power over old nonskid

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