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Poolkote | How to Apply PoolKote Paint

It is always important to have a fundamental understanding of how to apply the paint products to your pool surface. The good news about PoolKote Paint Products is that every product has clear instructions on how to apply the paint to the surface materials. In most cases, PoolKote Paints will support multiple surface types and multiple application methods.


Each of the paint products that are available from PoolKote specifically focuses on convenience, efficiency, and durability. All Poolkote paint products can easily be applied by brush or airless spray. You might even choose to use a paint roller to apply these products to the appropriate surface.

How to Apply the Paint to Unpainted Surface Materials


Poolkote Rapid Dry Poly Gloss System


There are many different scenarios that you might come across while attempting to apply the PoolKote Paint to your pool surface material. This section is designated for previously unpainted surface materials that are just being painted for the very first time.


It is highly recommended that you apply an initial coat of Polygloss Primer or Polygloss Finish to the unpainted pool surface. If you are applying the paint to a fibreglass surface, then it is recommended that you utilize the Polygloss Primer. If you are applying to a concrete pool surface, then you should apply the initial coat of the Polygloss Finish.


You can apply more than one coat of paint if necessary. It is generally not recommended to apply more than three coats on the same pool surface material. You will also need to thin the coats before applying them, usually thinning with 10% by volume.


Poolkote Epoxy Paint


A similar application process applies for the Poolkote Epoxy paint as well. You should thin your initial coat of paint before applying it to a fibreglass pool surface material. If you are applying to a concrete surface, then the same process applies as well, except with slightly more thinning per volume.


You can apply the surface with second and third coats as well if needed. Two or three coats is generally recommended, although it is not recommended to exceed three coats.


By following these simple steps, you can ensure that the application process is successful across all previously unpainted pool surface materials. You can also improve the chances of your PoolKote Paint taking advantage of its characteristics of lasting long and serving as one of the best durable products in the industry.

How to Apply the Paint to Previously Painted Surface Materials


Poolkote Rapid Dry Poly Gloss System


The process for applying the paint to previously painted pool surface materials is a little bit different than if the surface was unpainted. With this scenario, you should generally sandblast the material before starting the application process. After conducting this step, you could wipe the surface with a towel that has been soaked in an APCO Thinner product. This step is specifically if you previously used an epoxy paint on the surface.

In the event that you used Chlorinated Rubber paint, then it is recommended that you completely remove the old coating before proceeding with the application process for the Poolkote Rapid Dry Poly Gloss System. Once you have removed the old coating, you are ready to start applying the Poolkote Polygloss Paint to the pool surface.


Poolkote Epoxy Paint


If you are planning on replacing previously-used epoxy paint, then you should repeat the same process as mentioned on the Rapid Dry Poly Gloss System. The only difference is that you should probably apply two coats of the Poolkote Epoxy Paint for optimal results.

General Painting Guidelines to Follow


There is a small collection of general painting guidelines that you should always follow to ensure that you achieve the best results. The first recommendation is to not paint in direct sunlight. Warmer temperatures and direct sunlight have some side-effects, including solvent blistering during the paint drying process.


It might also not be a good idea to paint if the forecast shows rain within the next week. One reason for this general recommendation is because it typically takes around a week for the paint to cure.


In addition to these basic guidelines, you should make sure that you are equipped with all of the required tools and resources that will be needed to effectively apply paint to your pool surface. This includes painting equipment, safety gear, and any other resources or accessories that might come in handy.


You should also follow all application instructions as closely as possible for optimal results.


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