Painting cement around pool

Old 03-29-02, 09:52 AM
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Question Painting cement around pool

I have concrete edging and decking around the pool and want to paint it this spring. It gets over 100 in the summer and below 30 in the winter. What kind of primer/paint should I use that won't crack for the pool edge and decking? Thanks, Tari
Old 04-03-02, 04:00 PM
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What's on it now, if anything? If it's bare, why not paint it with pool paint, although your color selection will be limited, but it will take the chlorine better.
Old 04-03-02, 09:34 PM
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Pool Paint

Thanks, it's bare and I didn't know that had anything
called Pool Paint! Thanks again, I'll look for it at Home Depot. Tari
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pool paint

a company that makes it is Bondex
Old 04-04-02, 02:27 AM
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Yer welcome Tari

Sure, there are paints just for pools. You know that green or blue color you see often in them? That's paint or a liner inside the pool. The paint is designed to take the abuse of chlorine. Some are cemenr-based, some chlorinated-rubber, others epoxy. Most major paint companies make them, so stop in at your paint store (I don't recommend the big 'box' stores myself, knowledge and customer service can be lacking there) and ask about it. Benjamin Moore make four colors (the turquoise, the blue, white and black). Like oil vs. latex in your house, pool paints can only be repainted with the same base-typed product as previously applied. Meaning, cement based won't go over rubber-based, etc...but that's years down the road. I'd use the rubber-base but the choice is yours. Ask the paint dealer about them first though. About 30 bucks a gallon or so. Best of luck.

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