What to Know Before Painting Your Swimming Pool

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Swimming pools are wonderful additions to any home and help make summers much more enjoyable. This article will outline some tips to keeping your pool looking fresh and clean with swimming pool painting methods.

The best way to keep your pool paint looking fresh is to get swimming pool coatings. These coatings are designed to be used underwater. They come in various types, including water-based, epoxy-based, rubber-based, and some are based on chlorinated rubber.

You have to prepare before you paint to help the coating last longer than only one summer. Clean and dry the surface, and consider acid etching if your pool doesn’t have vinyl (though make sure to wear PPE if you do). Next, neutralize the surface with a four-to-one water/baking soda solution. Then you are ready to pick your coating.

If you have an indoor pool, choose epoxy-based paint. It’s the toughest to use, but lasts very long. If your pool is outside, use one of the other three types. Rubber types are simple, and good for any water type (chlorinated, fresh, or salt).

Chlorinated rubber paint is a longstanding standard, but has environmental concerns and so may not be easy to find. High-quality water-based paints are extremely versatile, dry fast, and last a long time.

For more information on swimming pool painting tips, check out the video in the link above.

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