How to choose a Pool Paint?
An additional stage of work is the finishing of the bowl. To do this, you can choose several materials, but the most common of them is paint. How to use it and what are the advantages of this choice, we will consider below.
If a few years ago owners of pools were only available for finishing tiles, now most people decide to buy paint. This is due to a number of advantages that this type of material has:
- paint is much cheaper than tiles, even the most expensive;
- easy to apply: tiles should be installed by someone who knows how to apply them, and even a child will help to paint them;
- the application will go much faster than laying tiles;
- modern quality solutions contain substances that fight fungus, mildew and lime;
- paints can be used for both metal and concrete pools;
- durability: if applied correctly, the paint will last for many years without renewal.
There are practically no disadvantages of this type of material. A certain disadvantage can be considered that it is necessary to make a thorough preparation before painting. In addition, some people think that the paint looks cheaper compared to fine tiles.
Not every paint sold in construction stores can be used to paint the tank bowl. It is necessary to choose special formulations designed specifically for pools. There are several such varieties.
This paint can be applied to concrete, metal, and various types of stone. Polyurethane version is absolutely safe, does not emit any harmful chemicals, work can be carried out both indoors and outdoors. It is best to use two-component paint, which will need to be mixed with the solvent. Such coloring will give a beautiful glossy shine.
However, it must be remembered that polyurethane dyes will give off the slightest roughness, so the surface must be perfectly flat. You can fill the tank with liquid already in 12 days.
This type of paint is very highly valued by professionals, and many recommend to choose it. The chlorine rubber variants are most suitable for metal and concrete. They are perfectly applied, do not let in moisture, very wear-resistant – coloring will be enough for many years. Besides, such hydropainting prevents formation of stains and mould. And also chloro rubber dyes can be used even in salt water.
The minus will be evaporation, so the coloring work should be carried out with gloves and a respirator, and if the room, you should provide good ventilation.
The epoxy pool paint contain resin and hardener. Such dyes can be applied to a variety of materials. The paint is not erased, the coating turns out to be durable and cast a glossy shine.
The service life of the coating is at least 20 years, but it is important to observe the technology of coloring. Before applying the paint, the surface should be primed and wait for about 8 hours. Otherwise, the paint may bubble up and start flaking.
Acrylic paints are used in a wide variety of construction and creative spheres, so it is no wonder that they were used for painting pools. They can be applied to concrete, ceramics, metal and cement, and painting can be done both at normal and at minus temperatures. The paint does not change the acidity of water, it is used even for tanks in which fish live. It is safe, does not emit harmful compounds. At the same time, acrylic badly withstands shocks, and is afraid of aggressive cleaning.
Hydrostone, or polyvinyl chloride paint, is one of the best options for painting the pool inside. It is very economical – it will take a maximum of 2 coats for the tank to look good. When combined with a surface, the paint creates a coating that prevents mold and microbes from developing. Thanks to this, the tank lasts much longer.
The paint does not emit an unpleasant smell, it is fireproof and resistant to salts, various chemicals and temperature changes. However, it is important not to forget that such paint requires careful work with solvent.
Tips for your choice
When choosing the paint for an outdoor pool, you need to be fully confident in its quality and that it is suitable for the material from which the tank is made. Be sure to look at the expiration date, as spoiled dyes can start to bubble, peel off, they will not last half the promised period. In addition, it will not be superfluous to ask for a quality certificate.
If we are talking about concrete pools, hydrostone will be an optimal choice. Such paint will need little, it is applied in 1-2 coats and dries quickly.