Are you thinking of re-painting you pool deck?
Pool deck paint takes a lot of abuse from daily usage. Think about it, how much do you use your pool
deck in the summer? Kids are constantly running to and from the pool with wet feet. Water is splashed from the pool onto your
deck. The sun beats down on your deck every day of the summer, fading and wearing on your
deck. Pool deck painting can be done by yourself.
If you are not confident in your skills, ask a professional. What should you do before using your pool
deck paint? Start with a clean painting canvas. Clear away any furniture, pool toys, outdoor
rugs and barbeque grills. Remove everything from the surface that needs
painting. Next you need to prepare the surface to be painted. Cleaning the wood is next on the list. You
want to make sure that all the old dirt, oils and grim have been removed with an acid wash. Start with sweeping your deck, next you will
need to apply an acid wash. Follow the directions on the can to insure proper application, different
brands have different instructions. After you have applied the acid wash use a
pressure washer to remove what has been left behind. You are ready to paint. When picking your
pool deck paint, make sure that you have picked the best paint for your area and weather conditions. The paint that you have chosen should protect
your wood from the elements, excessive water and pool chemicals. Pool deck paint comes in a variety of colors.
Have fun choosing something new and lively. It’s okay to branch out and do something
that the neighbor hasn’t. It’s just paint, it can always be changed. Check the can of paint; follow the directions
precisely when it comes to cure times. You just put a lot of time and money into
re-painting your deck. If the can recommends a minimum of 5 days cure time, I suggest you
follow the instructions. After your paint has cured, have a party.
Move your furniture back onto your deck and enjoy your new and improved surroundings.