Items You Will Need
- Muriatic Acid
- Rubber gloves
- Klass Kote Epoxy Paints
- Safety goggles
- Paint Rollers with Extension pole
- Paint Roller Pans
- Masking or Painters Tape
- Utility knives
- Respirator Mask
Items You Will Need
Klass Kote Epoxy Swimming Pool Paints:
• Klass Kote Pool Epoxy Paint is an excellent choice for painting newly constructed pools as well as re-painting pools previously coated with epoxy pool paint.
Steps to Apply Klass Kote Epoxy Swimming Pool Paints
The following is a step by step guide to a successful pool paint job using Klass Kote Pool Epoxy paint. Please be sure to read our Product Data Sheet for instructions on using our epoxy paint.
1. Determine the type of pool paint that is on the pool. You cannot paint a pool with epoxy paint that has previously been painted with rubber base paint. If you are unsure of what the surface was previously painted with, abrasion removal or sandblasting may be necessary to expose the bare pool surface.
2. Drain any water from the swimming pool. Remove all debris from the surface of the pool, and remove any hydrostatic relief plugs.
3. Using a scrape tool, (hand held or mechanical), scrape all old, loose pool paint off of pool surface.
4. Use a high pressure power washer after scraping to clean off the dust left behind. Allow the pool surface to dry.
5. Any cracks in the swimming pool shell must be cut out. Use a diamond blade saw or grinder. Cut the cracks approximately 1/4” deep.
6. Make sure all the surface is solid. Chip out any divots or loose cement. Caulk the cracks, and patch any large chips or divots with hydraulic cement.
7. Using a 50% water, 50% muriatic acid solution and observing the proper safety equipment and procedures, acid wash the swimming pool surface. Be sure to thoroughly scrub the walls and floor surfaces..
8. Completely rinse the entire swimming pool, skimmers, fittings, lights, and stairs, etc.
9. Next, re-clean the swimming pool with TSP (trisodium-phosphate). TSP is a detergent available at all paint stores and most home supply and hardware stores. Follow the directions on the TSP container. Applying TSP will neutralize the acid, and remove the glaze from the existing paint. It also removes any grease, oil or any dirt that the acid did not remove. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water. Rinse it, and then re-rinse the surface to be sure no TSP solution remains.
10. Remove all of the water and any leftover debris. Also remove any water from skimmer, and any standing water from low spots anywhere on the pool surface, steps, etc.
11. Allow the swimming pool to dry for 3 - 5 days – fewer if the sun is intense and the surface dries completely. Do not rush the surface drying time. It is not good to trap moisture under the new paint job.
12. To prevent getting any pool epoxy paint on the threads, tile or fittings, etc. tape them off with masking tape.
13. Before painting the pool, scrape any last minute flakes from the pool surface, then dust and sweep the pool out. You can use a blower to blow any remaining dust, debris, leaves, or dirt from the pool deck.
14. Check the weather forecast for rain or high winds. If there is a chance of rain, wait. Open both sides of the Klass Kote Epoxy Pool Paint components. Follow the mixing instructions on our can labels or in our Product Data Sheet. Be sure to mix each component thoroughly, before mixing the two together. If possible, use an electric drill with a paddle mixer.
15. Apply Klass Kote Epoxy pool paint with a 3/8” nap roller. Start in the deep end of the swimming pool, and roll your way to the shallow end. Use an extension pole on your roller for the deep end walls. Mid to early morning is a good time to paint, after the dew has lifted. Do not apply paint if the temperature is below 45 degrees Fahrenheit or above 90 degrees. Try to avoid extremely humid weather as well. If you are applying a second coat of pool paint, wait 4-6 hours before re-painting.
16. The last step is very important. You must wait 5-7 days before filling the swimming pool so your new paint job can cure completely. If there is rain during that time, remove any standing water after the rain has stopped. You can use a sponge and leaf blower to dry the pool. For extended rain that leaves standing water or small pools, add a day to the cure time. After the cure time, fill the pool completely.
17. When the pool is full, restart the swimming pool filter system and adjust the total alkalinity and calcium hardness levels to a minimum of 150 PPM. Resume your normal chemical maintenance.
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