If you have a pebblecrete pool that is stained or has seen better days, you may be wondering if you can paint your pool and pool surrounds. Is it a good idea to paint pebblecrete? In this article, we’ll give you all the details – and a quick step-by-step guide that will help you paint your pebblecrete pool. Let’s get started.
You Can Paint Pebblecrete – But You Need To Start With The Right Paint
You can’t just use any type of paint to paint the interior of a pebblecrete pool, and your pool surface. We recommend using a high-quality paint that’s been specifically formulated for pools, and provides additional resistance to soiling and staining, and can boost colour effect and reduce wear.
Luxapool Poolside Paving products are usually our top choice. Luxapool pool paint and Superseal primer are ideal for painting a pebblecrete surface. The Superseal primer uses easy to apply acrylic resins which help seal the surface of pebblecrete, and enhance the final colour of the paint. Luxapool is also water based and is a non-slip, rubberised material that’s safe for both pools and pool surrounds. Not only this, but it also reduces staining – which helps protect the surface of long term surface cleaning.
How To Paint A Pebblecrete Pool – Your Step-By-Step Guide
1. Start by cleaning your pool – The best way to clean your pool is by using high pressure water, blasted onto the surface along with a detergent like liquid chlorine or a pool cleaner. Once you have the surface clean and it has dried, it’s time to paint. If power washing was not enough to remove dirt and stains, you may need to have your pool acid washed before you can clean it.
2. Prime the entire pool surface – Mask off the perimeter of the pool to prevent primer from contacting the pool surrounds. Next, use a medium nap roller and begin applying primer to the pool, starting from the bottom of the deep end and working toward the shallow end. Let the primer dry for at least 2-3 hours. Depending on the primer you use, you may need two coats – but products like Luxapool Superseal usually require only one.
3. Begin painting – You’ll need to apply 2-3 coats of paint to the surface of your pool, and allow each one to dry for several hours. Using a new medium nap roller, apply the paint evenly – again starting with the walls in the deep end of the pool, and working your way into the shallow end.
4. Finish with a clear coat – This is not always required for all pools, but using a final clear glaze layer can help stabilize the paint and maximize durability. Again, apply this coat using the same method you use to apply the primer and paint.
5. Let your pool rest for 3 days or longer – After you have finished painting, give your pool up to 3 days or longer to “cure.” The warmer the weather, the less time you need to wait, but 3 days is still a good rule of thumb. Then, fill up your pool, and your project is done!
As long as you have some basic painting skills, you can clean your pool properly before you begin this project, and you have the right paint, the process is simple. It’s certainly time-consuming, but most DIY’ers can handle the process of repainting a pool.
Need Help Painting A Pebblecrete Pool? Contact United Pools & Renovations Now!
If you need help with a pool renovation in greater Sydney – such as a pebblecrete repainting project – the team at United Pools & Renovations is here to help. Contact us now online or at 0414 883 859, and give us some more details about your project. We can provide you with an in-person consultation and quote, and help you renovate your pebblecrete pool so that it always looks its best. Get started today.