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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 79

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KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating
 
4.5

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (50)
  • 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 (30)
  • Detailed work (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (53), Casual do-it-yourselfer (17), Professional (6), Beginner (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy to use and great results

I found it works best if the ambient temperature is between 65 and 72 F . The cure time is super sensitive to the relative humidity and I would recommend that you have a good...Read complete review

I found it works best if the ambient temperature is between 65 and 72 F . The cure time is super sensitive to the relative humidity and I would recommend that you have a good six hours for cure if there is any chance of dew as this will have an adverse effect on the finish.

Key is to also lay on a coat that is thick enough but not too thick. It is easy to get the hang of it and easy to go back and fix if you get it wrong.

Water clean up is GREAT!

As with any painting the finally results are heavily dependent upon your surface prep and masking. It is essential that your rough up gel-coat or LP painted surfaces to get good adhesion, it tended to stick fairly well to other painted surfaces even without sanding (but sanding is highly recommended.)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tough to clean

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...Read complete review

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.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Interesting stuff

By Dexter Dachshund

from Fargo, ND

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • No mixing of separate components

Cons

  • Colors are an issue
  • Coverage estimates are overly optimistic
  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Small Areas

Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

Colors - yes you can tint to the color desired - however - the 3% maximum volume of tint limits you to approximately 4 ounces of tint to a gallon can. This means you cannot achieve darker more vibrant colors with this product. Also paint stores are really reluctant to work with you on this.
Coverage - Yes the coverage listed is accurate - however this will give you a really thin and largely unsatisfactory job. I ended up using 5 gallons of product to achieve the desire thickness and appearance on my 20 x 8 pontoon deck. It does however look great.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

New use for KiwiGrip

By Richard

from Texas

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating:

      I've used KiwiGrip on my boat and it works as expected. However, I am also using it to patch cracks in my home's sheetrock. In the past, I'd patch it with mud and paint, but it would re-crack within a year. Now I patch with mud and KiwiGrip to match the texture then paint over the KiwiGrip and I have not had a single crack re-appear. It flexes instead of cracking.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Would buy Kiwigrip again

          By Skip B

          from Fort Pierce, Florida

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          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.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

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