You know what they say, anything can be a DIY project if your will is strong enough. Painting a concrete pool deck may seem more like a chore than a fun activity. However, seeing the end result of your hard work can be quite rewarding. And who doesn’t love a splash of color to go with the bright blue pool water? Don’t think you’re on your own on this, because we’re here to help. Read on for a step by step guide on how to paint a concrete pool deck.
What You’ll Need:
- Long-handled paint roller
- Extra roller pad for sealing
- Paint tray
- Epoxy primer
- Pressure washer
- Scrubbing Brush
- Paint (specifically for concrete pool decks)
- Pump sprayer
- Degreasing cleaner (like dishwashing soap)
- Non-skid additive (optional)
Painting your pool deck is a two-part process namely: Painting and sealing.
Part 1: Painting
Step 1: Thoroughly clean your pool deck. Use the broom to sweep up and debris. Remove stubborn spots and stains using a scrubbing brush with some degreasing cleaner. Use a pressure washer to rinse out the pool deck. Let it dry completely before going in for the last sweep.
Step 2: Mix the epoxy concrete sealer according to the instructions of the manufacturer. (There’s no room for guesswork!) Pour it into the pump sprayer.
Step 3: Evenly spray the concrete pool deck with epoxy sealer using the pump sprayer. Avoid stepping on the sealer. Follow the instructions for curing time according to the label.
Step 4: Pour the concrete pool deck paint on the paint tray. Mix in the non-skid additive to the paint for a textured surface that will provide traction.
Step 5: Using the long-handled roller, roll on the paint to the pool deck. We recommend being strategic about this making sure that you have enough space to move without stepping on the paint. Make sure to coat the pool deck evenly and avoid overlapping the paint for a seamless look. Let dry completely before adding the second coat of paint.
Part 2: Sealing
Step 1: Exchange the used roller pad with the extra one you have handy. Pour out a moderate amount of concrete sealer on the are where you started to paint.
Step 2: Roll out the sealer evenly onto the pool deck. Feather out the overlaps to maintain a seamless look. Continue until you finish up the whole deck.
Step 3: Leave the concrete sealer to cure according to the manufacturer’s recommended curing time. Make sure that the pool deck is undisrupted throughout the curing time.
Aside from painting your pool deck, there are other ways to add decorative flair to it. Patterns and textures are also a great way to liven up that pool deck of yours. Talk to an experienced contractor so you can weigh in on your options. If you need more information, drop by our site or check out this next blog about What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Concrete Contractor