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Kiwigrip how to:

I have used kiwigrip on many different boats and other surfaces over the last 7 years. From boats and paddle boards to wood decks and warehouse floors. In this article I will explain some tricks and tips to make your kiwigrip project easy, and beautiful.

All of this is also covered in our Youtube clip here....


About the product: For detailed information, we have data sheets and product information in download form within the product page. In short, however, Kiwigrip is a water borne acrylic paste/gel.

How it works: The texture comes from the (included) roller cover. As you roll over the Kiwigrip with your roller, the roller will leave a non-skid pattern. The amount of texture (lite or aggressive) depends upon how much material you put down; the more kiwigrip the higher the peaks left by t the roller cover and the more aggressive the texture.

Pull the tape: As Kiwigrip is a thick coating, you will need to pull your tape lines quickly. If the kiwigrip skins over before you can pull the tape, just follow the tape line with a razor in order to avoid peeling up of the edge. Do a few square feet at a time until you are comfortable with more.

Kiwigrip Repair, Its easy!: If you need to repair a section of kiwigrip, or if you had a “boo boo” during application, the fix is super easy. After the kiwigrip has hardened, sand back the area with an electic sander, using the edge to create a gradual bevel in the material. Deposit some kiwigrip to the repair/sanded area, then roll over with the roller cover unit it is blended in.

For small repairs/chips, simply dab some kiwigrip onto the area with a brush – done!

Tinting Kiwigrip: Tinting kiwigrip to a custom color is simple. Kiwigrip can be tinted with the same tints used for most latex house paints (water based). We stock a neatral/base version of the kiwigrip (no pigments pre-mixed) which is meant to be used for custom tinting. Tinting can be done locally by any paint store.