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How to best paint a concrete pool

pfg100
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How to best paint a concrete pool

Hi DIY community,

 

It is time to repaint my concrete swimming pool.  I did it 10 yrs ago but it needs redoing. I don't recall exactly the paint or other products I used last time but essentially followed these steps::

1. Empty water (nearly done - see photos!).

2. pressure clean surfaces.

3. Acid cleaned surfaces (??- would TSP solution (or Bunnings tricleanium) do similar job?)

4. Paint (??-any suggestions on best paint to use?)

 

IMG_2294.JPGAny tips/advice on best way to proceed would be welcome.

 

Thanks,

 

Paul.

  

StevieB
Projects Editor
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Re: How to best paint a concrete pool

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community Paul @pfg100. It's great to have you join us, and thanks for jumping straight in and sharing your project.

 

Our resident D.I.Y. expert @MitchellMc will be more than happy to help when he's back on the site on Friday. Thanks for your patience in the meantime. @Peggers may also have some advice to share.

 

Look forward to seeing your updates along the way as your post may help other members tackling pool maintenance in the cooler months.

 

Stevie

 

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pfg100
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Re: How to best paint a concrete pool

Thanks Stevie, I look forward to hearing Mitchel's advice. P.

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Jason
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Re: How to best paint a concrete pool

Hi Paul (@pfg100

 

Let me also add a very warm welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community, and tag @2Belindas and @JRRed to see if they might like to share their thoughts on how to proceed with your pool renovation. Check out what they achieved with their pools at this discussion - Pool before and after

 

Thanks,

 

Jason

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: How to best paint a concrete pool

Hi Paul (@pfg100),

 

It's great to have you join us, and many thanks for your question.

 

I understand that due to compatibility issues, the same type of paint that is already on there needs to be used again. Generally, that is either an epoxy two-part system that is mixed up or latex paint that isn't. Do you remember if you mixed two cans, one of them being the hardener?

 

The surface needs to be etched with acid, and Tricleanium wouldn't be suitable for this purpose. It would clean the surface quite well but won't leave it keyed to accept the new layer of paint.

 

Epoxy paints are expected to last longer than latex alternatives, and a good quality epoxy-based paint would be the preferred option. These are available through specialised pool paint suppliers.

 

I'll be interested in following your project as my pool coating is in a similar condition to yours. Since the property owner does not wish to recoat the pool, I've been looking at a solution within my budget that I could apply myself.

 

Please let me know if you have questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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