KiwiGrip rollers let you vary the texture of Kiwigrip non skid coating, from fine to aggressive depending on the amount of surface traction desired.
Loopy Goopy rollers are unique and proprietary to KiwiGrip, and the only type of their kind available. Choose from 4 inch and 9 inch sizes. For best results, the 4 inch size is recommended. However, the larger size works well on larger boats.
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Are the rollers intended to be disposable or cleaned up and reused?
my rollers cleaned up very nicely I will definitely be able to reuse them
They clean up easily after latex paint.
Can't seem to find the coverage sq ft for quarts and gallons, does the method of application vary coverage much?Thanks,Rick
Thanks Tom, since it's a fairly permanent application I want to be certain before Input it down. Is it difficult to clean in comparison to a factory surface?Thanks,Rick
I only used a quart (liter?) to cover a deck core repair on my cockpit sole. It's still in pretty good shape three years and two Atlantic crossings later, and is better nonskid than the original factory molded nonskid. The factory says 20 square feet coverage per liter of paint and that was roughly my experience. I haven't used enough to be a real expert, but my guess would be that there is minimal variation in coverage density either on different surfaces or with different application techniques if it's put on right. The paint is very thick, about like commercial yogurt. I troweled it on, using the special roller just to texture the surface. I believe that if you put it on too thick, it will break up and have a short life, but I didn't try that. I also have seen a variation in texture based on wetting the roller, that can be used to smooth the texture, for example if you wanted to put KiwiGrip on a seat. I don't believe this would change the coverage appreciably.
does the handle come with the kiwigrip rollers ?
No, it is only the roller cover. It fits on standard roller frame. Make sure you get the right length to match the roller cover.
Hi,I bought this in gallon form and ordered an extra roller cover and no the handle did not come with it then. The product has now been on the boat 2 years and has held up well.
no it doesnt a standard 4" roller fits
Yes the handle is included with one roller and this normally comes with the first gallon of Kiwi Grip. I have purchased extra rollers and they do not come with a handle. One Hint, Do not push down hard on the rollers when rolling our the Kiwi Grip because the roller material will break down and leave pieces in finished product.
When purchasing white kiwigrip how do I instruct my local Sherwin Williams paint store to tint to my desired color?
Here is what you do:KiwiGrip uses the same universal water-based tints that every other paint manufacture uses. This makes it possible for you to take your KiwiGrip to your paint reseller and have it custom tinted. Do not exceed 3% tint by volume.Second, KiwiGrip included approximate Pantone color numbers in their product descriptions in their online store. YouÂ’Â¢??ll likely wonder, Â’Â¢??What does near Pantone 427CÂ’Â¢?? mean. So, here you go: Pantone is a standard color designation scheme. Most paint resellers and interior decorators will have Pantone books available for review and browsing. Near means that KiwiGrip is slightly lighter in shade than the Pantone color. 427 is the color number of the lightest shade of grey on one of the many pages dealing with greys C designates the Pantone COATED series of color chips. These coated chips are closer to the semi-gloss KiwiGrip finish than the dead flat Pantone chips. This said, over the first few months, the semi-gloss finish wears off, further improving the non-skid property of KiwiGrip and reducing glare with low light angles.
I never knew this paint was available through Sherwin Williams. I think you should bring a sample of the color you want to them and they will tint the paint accordingly.
I don't know. We used ours right from the can. We are pleased with the product. It may be helpful to do a bit of practice before applying it on the decks as depending on how much you use, you can get various textures.
Hand them the color swatch that matches your desired tint? Most paint shops have computerized (?) systems now that add the correct hues to make the desired colors. As it isn't their product, unless your buddy works there or you are otherwise a great customer, you may want to offer or accept that there may be a little charge involved....but that would be up to them.
I used the white Kiwi Grip with great success. It did go on white but turned out to be a little more cream color. That is great on my boat because it is a contrast to the white paint.Here is a link to the instructions for color tinting from Kiwi Grip. They say to use a water based colorant to tint the paint.Have fun with your project, my project is looking great and is the talk of my yacht club.http://kiwigrip.co/kiwigrip_downloads/KiwiGrip_tinting_instructions.pdfBob H
It's the same as any white gallon of paint they carry. Same measurement as their own paint.Doug
Is the finish flat or gloss or?
Neither, it's more of a satin look . It holds up very nice . Love it , can't say enough about it .
The finish is more flat than gloss...as you would expect a non-skid finish to look. It looks very good in contrast with the smooth shiny gelcoat or paint on the rest of the deck. You may also have it tinted any color you like at your local paint store.
The finish is flat and the roller is textured.
The final finish is flat, mainly because of the texture. I painted a couple small area with a brush and they are more of a satin or semi gloss.
The finish is on the flat side of semi-gloss. There is no shine but it does not look chalky either.
I have used the gray and cream color and the finish is flat. It looks great and is easy to work with.
Def a flat finish. Keep in mind that the product is designed to be very textured and that the amount of texture depends on how thick it is applied. Something else to keep in mind is that because of the high degree of texture, it is hard to clean, so probably best to not use in high traffic areas. In did my cockpit sole in regular paint with nonskid. But the Kiwi is awesome on topsides forward.
My boat already has a fiberglass not slip surface but it is old and has "spider web" crazing of the gelcoat throughout. Should I dilute the Kiwi grip and dust brush on for an "infill" coat? Can I use a finer foam roller to reduce the amount of grip?Glenn Higgins
Glenn,I would not thin the KiwiGrip at all.it will fill in as is. though it is more like a thin putty to begin with. I found the best way to apply it was to use a putty knife to get it out of the can then spread it with a brush, then roll with the roller. you control the coarseness of the nonskid by the amount of rolling you do, the more you roll an area the finer the nonskid becomes. A regular roller just made a mess.It does dry fairly quickly so work a small area (3'x3')then move on. If you think it came out too fine you can overcoat it after it dries.It will clean up with warm water. clean the roller first and be gentle they are pretty delicate,and expensive.John B
I used awlgrip primer #545 to fill crazing in gelcoat. This primer is very strong and you can recoa quickly. About 4 to five coats will fill cracks and provide excellent base for kiwi grip.
Does the 4" roller frame come with the 4" roller or do they have to be ordered separately? Also, will this work well with interlux non skid paint?
I don't think this would work at all with the Interlux product. The KiwiGrip product is more like gel toothpaste than paint which is why the roller works.
order the frame and roller seperate. The rollers are a little delicate, if Interlux is not water based, I would say it's not compatable.
As I recall, the roller frame did not come with the roller. I am @95% certain on that one. Whether or not the roller will work with a different manufacturers product..., I am not going to even speculate.
Roller frame did not come with the roller. I am unsure if there is a 4 inch roller available. I know there is a 3 and a 6. But any 3 inch roller from a hardware store will work...at least it did for me. The Kiwigrip "paint" is a yogurt consistancy which is why the textured rollers work to create the non skid surface. I don't know if interlux is that viscous a paint. If it is and is NOT self leveling then it may work. The kiwigrip paint is the bomb!! Worth every cent. Amazing stuff as far as application. If it holds up as easy and amazing at it went on then great.
KiwiGrip roller covers are specifically designed to give texture to the thick KiwiGrip paint, and I do not expect that they will work well with other paints.
I ordered the 9" roller cover, so I'm not sure what comes with the 3". I have not tried them with the Interlux non-skid, but the Kiwi-Grip is VERY thick, like frosting. I imagine the Interlux is thinner, more like paint with particles in it. Therefore, I would hesitate to recommend this for your application.
Kiwi Grip includes a roller but no frame. Just the roller.
I believe the roller handles are sold separately than the rollers. The roller handles are however the same size that you would find at a home improvement store or any painting store for hollow rollers. No, this kiwi grip roller should be used only with kiwi grip non skid paint. The paint itself is of a yogurt like consistency. You spread it on with a spatula like icing on a cake. Then you take the textures roller and roll it over to apply the texture to the painted surface. The harder and faster you roll, the more aggressive the finish job will be. Make sure to tape off your edges. Remember to remove the tape within 4 minutes of finishing the rollover because this stuff hardens quickly. It takes a few days to cure up and be completely ready for rugged or race like conditions.
No frame comes, its just the roller. The roller will not work with Interlux non-skid paint. Interlux uses a grit which creates the non-skid and is best applied with a foam roller. Kiwigrip is a gel that the roller creates a texture in for non skid effect.
WORKED WELL FOR NON SKID COATING
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The product seems to apply as advertised, but I have not put it to the test yet. I wanted to comment on Jamestown's excellent customer service. My little quart arrived broken open and a sticky, gooey mess in a box. Clearly a shipping issue. I called JD to discuss and without delay, they sent me a new quart AND an extra roller cover! Thank you for attention to such a small order! Since before the web, when snail mail was the only option, I have purchased everything from silicon bronze screws to a spoke shave from JD and they are consistently stellar. Thanks again!
You'll need to buy a few .....
I spread kiwi with a throw away brush first then roll it out. I like my finished deck but the roller fell apart after 1st coat. I should have bought a few. I would still recommend it because it creates a nice surface & you can control the texture you want. It's not as aggressive as I thought, and we'll see how long it holds up. All in all so far I'd buy it again. Easy application. Hope it holds.
Need to apply KiwiGrip thickly and then roll it out. Be careful with later applications since the old paint dries quickly in the roller and then blobs onto the new surface.