Swimming Pool Coating starts with the Pool Paint Sealant that will keep the pool surface intact. There are several steps in determining when you need to sand your swimming pool as well as what pool sealant to use.
The right way to begin a pool resurfacing project is to determine what kind of sealant you are currently using in your pool. Typically, there are 2 types of coating used for pools: Chlorinated Rubber Paint or Epoxy Paint. Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint has a life span of two to three years while Epoxy Pool Paint has a life span of five to seven years. If you can’t determine which type of paint your pool currently has on it, take a chip of the paint to a pool paint store to be tested. A good rule of thumb when resurfacing/repainting your pool is to continue to use the same type of epoxy . If you have always used Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint, it is best to stick with it.
The next process would be to determine how many coats of coating that are ALREADY on your pool walls. You don’t want to paint over too many coats of paint. One or two coats are fine, but if you are over that amount, you’ll need to have the pool sanded . If you are to sand extra layers of pool epoxy before to applying new either Chlorinated Rubber Pool coating or Epoxy Pool coating , be sure to polish the entire area before sealing .
The final step before you apply fresh pool paint when resealing your swimming pool is to plug any cracks within the swimming pool . You’ll need to sand cracks and patch holes to ensure a longer lasting pool paint life.
Once you’ve prepared your pool to be resurfaced and repainted, you can apply your pool paint. Chlorinated Rubber paints can be painted directly to the surface of your pool. All Chlorinated Rubber pool paints are self-priming. Epoxy based pool paints usually need a coat of primer first, most often on bare concrete.
When applying the pool paint to the surface of your swimming pool, you’ll want to roll the chlorinated rubber pool paint or epoxy based pool paint on evenly and at a good pace. Whichever type of pool paint you use, be sure to following the pool paint manufacturer’s directions for proper curing and coating time. For information on this and other pool needs, visit www.poolpaintstore.com