Miliner Marine Services
Boat repairs, refinishing and maintenance by Miliner Marine Services, Eliot, Maine, USA Boat Building & Repair
Eliot, Maine, USA


David V. Miliner - Shipwright
207-439-4230

Serving the North East USA since 1977


Non-skid Restoration Systems


There are three paint products that we commonly use to restore the non-skid surfaces on damage repaired decks or decks in need of being spruced up. Awlgrip polyester urethane with their Griptex additive provides a very good surface and is probably the longest lasting with proper care. KiwiGrip- a hard acrylic polymer developed in New Zealand- has been in use in the area for awhile now and offers an affordable and durable alternative to Awlgrip. It can be applied directly to properly prepared gelcoat and previously painted surfaces without the need to prime the surface first. It comes in five basic shades but can easily be tinted to match the existing gelcoat color on deck or to any shade that you require. We have restored 4 decks with KiwiGrip since early 2011 and have been very pleased with the process and the results. Interdeck is a one part polyurethane coating with the grit already added into the paint and is put out by Interlux. It is fairly easy to apply and comes in five basic shades. The pictures below offer some examples of each system. There are also several decking systems available such as Treadmaster Anti- slip Deck Covering by Lemar and PlasDeck Synthetic Teak Decking among others. Although they tend to be a bit more expensive to install they are extremely durable and pleasing to the eye.

Boat repairs, refinishing and maintenance by Miliner Marine Services, Eliot, Maine, USA Boat repairs, refinishing and maintenance by Miliner Marine Services, Eliot, Maine, USA Boat repairs, refinishing and maintenance by Miliner Marine Services, Eliot, Maine, USA
41' Defever - Shows the newly re-cored and glassed aft deck with a rolled Awlgrip non-skid. C&C 38 - Minor repairs have been done, holes for some relocated hardware filled, and the deck is taped and ready for the application of Kiwigrip that has been tinted (computer matching) to the same shade as the gelcoat surfaces. Cape Dory 28 - This deck had some soft spots that required repair, a good bit of cracking in the non-skid area gelcoat that required filling, and gelcoat resurfacing in the areas adjacent to the non-skid that needed to be repaired before the non-skid could be restored using a tinted KiwiGrip.
Boat repairs, refinishing and maintenance by Miliner Marine Services, Eliot, Maine, USA Boat repairs, refinishing and maintenance by Miliner Marine Services, Eliot, Maine, USA Boat repairs, refinishing and maintenance by Miliner Marine Services, Eliot, Maine, USA
Cape Dory 28 - Shows the aft deck and wheelhouse deck after application of the KiwiGrip. Catalina 36 - The repaired lower decks have being restored using KiwiGrip tinted to match the existing molded non-skid color on the coach roof which was not being redone. Wounded Warriors - The workdeck, side decks, and forward deck have been resurfaced using Interdeck one part polyurethane.


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