Keep your pools, hot tubs and fountains perfectly sparkling and inviting by choosing the right maintenance paint. Before repainting, several factors should be considered including surface compatibility, dry times, durability and cost. The two most common types of coatings used for these types of applications are acrylic and epoxy pool paints.
Acrylic Pool Paint Advantages
Acrylic pool paints offer many valuable advantages with the biggest being the fast dry time. Pools and fountains using Rust-Oleum Acrylic Pool Paint can be filled within three days after the final application of the paint compared to 7 days with epoxies. The Rust-Oleum high performance acrylic has a low odor and provides a great value per square foot. The paint can be used on synthetic or chlorinated rubber making it versatile. The colors are bright and offer great UV protection for long-term performance.
Epoxy Pool Paint Advantages
Epoxy pool paints offer long lasting protection for concrete, plaster, Gunite and fiberglass swimming pools, fountains and hot tubs. The durable finish provides excellent stain, chemical and abrasion resistance so you won’t need to repaint as often. Rust-Oleum Epoxy Pool Paint kits are VOC complaint nationwide and offer excellent coverage of up to 700 square feet on a previously coated surface.
Once a coating is selected, preparing the surface is critical to a successful application. Rust-Oleum Pool Cleaner & Prep Solution will clean the substrate while simultaneously dissolving mineral deposits. This increases the porosity of the concrete surface for optimal adhesion and coating performance.