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A Guide to Swimming Pool Paints and Primers

When it comes to painting a pool you have to think about a lot. Not only is water involved, but there’s also chlorine to deal with! If you don’t get the right products for the job, the paintwork in and around your pool won’t last very long. Additionally, the right paints can help to extend the life of your pool area! Read on to find out more.

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Primer

With your pool area being a demanding environment for any paint, before you start it’s important to check if you need to use a primer on the surface you’re about to paint. Metal could need to a primer to stop corrosion or promote adhesion, timber could need a primer to stop moisture from penetrating, concrete could need sealing before painting, etc. A popular primer used in demanding areas like this is Teamac Metaclor Underwater CR Primer, it can be used on steel, wood and over most existing coatings as a sealer coat. This primer is waterproof and hard wearing so you know it’ll help to protect your surface and extend the life of your paintwork. It’s ideal for above or below the water line!

Paints

When it comes to paint, you want something that has a nice finish but stands the test of time. Standard paint won’t last well in swimming pool conditions even out of the water so you have to use specialist paints. Zinsser Perma-White Interior is an excellent product for the decoration of walls, ceilings and trim around the swimming pool. It is a durable, water-based, very low odour finish containing a biocide that protects the dried coating against mould and mildew – guaranteed for 5 years. It is ideally suited for any area of persistent high humidity, frequent temperature changes and poor air circulation.

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If you need to paint the swimming pool itself, then Teamac Chlorvar Chlorinated Rubber Paint will give you an excellent finish. It’s not only resistant to salt water, but a wide range of chemicals. This is useful, as you need to use different chemicals to treat your pool. You can even use it outdoors or indoors!

Another option is Mathys Fassiclor Swimming Pool Paint. This paint is another strong choice for pools as it’s a product with great water resistance. As it’s a decorative paint, you can choose a stunning satin finish so your pool always looks great. Again you can use this paint on your interiors or exteriors. The best thing about it is that it’s fast drying too!

Whenever you paint a swimming pool make sure you carefully follow the instructions. Ensure you respect the drying times, for example, or you might find you don’t have the nice, lasting finish you had in mind! You also need to do this at a time when your pool is clean and dry. So if it’s a busy week, maybe put it off a few days. Once you’ve painted your pool with a quality paint or coating, you shouldn’t need to worry about doing it again for some time.

Swimming pools can be tricky, so if you need any help with painting your pool, please speak to us!

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