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Can LUXAPOOL be painted over…?

Fibreglass? Yes (LUXAPOOL Epoxy only)
Marblsheen? Yes (LUXAPOOL Epoxy only, after specific priming)
Sound old Epoxy Coatings? Yes (LUXAPOOL Epoxy only)
Concrete, uncoated? Yes (either LUXAPOOL Epoxy, as preference or
LUXAPOOL Chlorinated Rubber)
Tiles?  No (Unless special and expensive abrasive treatments are
used)
Pebblecrete/Pebbles? Yes (LUXAPOOL Epoxy after specific priming).

 

Can you paint epoxy over chlorinated rubber or vice versa?
No, you must use epoxy if the pool was previously painted with epoxy, similarly with chlorinated rubber.

How do I test a previously painted pool to find out whether it can be repainted with epoxy?
Simply rub the existing surface with acetone, nail polish remover, or Colormaker CRS on a clean rag. If the paint softens and becomes sticky, it cannot be painted over with epoxy, but probably can be coated with Chlorinated Rubber. If the solvent merely removes some surface oxides and does not soften the paint, you may use epoxy. Test the pool surface in a number of areas so as to ensure all layers are the same.

What colour will my pool look using Pacific Blue when the pool is filled?
This will depend on many factors including sunlight and cloud, and time of the day, however under bright sunlight it will look somewhat darker and brighter than unfilled.

How much LUXAPOOL will I need to paint my pool per 2 coat finish?

 New PoolRepaint

Std. 10m x 5m

(1 > 1.5m deep)

4 x Epoxy Primer Sealer + 8 kits epoxy Topcoat. 7 x kits epoxy or 8 x 4L chlor rubber

Small. 8m x 4m

(1 > 1.5m deep)

3 x Epoxy Primer Sealer + 6 kits epoxy Topcoat. 5-6 x kits epoxy or 6 x 4L chlor rubber

Kidney. 8-10m

(1.2m aver depth)

2 -3 Epoxy Primer Sealer + 6 kits epoxy Topcoat. 6 kits epoxy or 7 x4L chlor rubber


What is the coverage per can for both Epoxy and Chlorinated Rubber?Luxapool tip
For Epoxy Primer Sealer calculate 25-30m2 per 4L kit for 1 coat.
For Epoxy Coating calculate approximately 20-25m2 per 3.5L kit, PER COAT for a 2-coat finish.
For Chlorinated Rubber calculate 20m2 per 4L can per coat.

What do I use for clean up of Epoxy and Chlorinated Rubber?
Use LUXAPOOL LT Solvent for epoxy and LUXAPOOL CRS for chlorinated rubber finishes.

What do I use for thinning of Epoxy and Chlorinated Rubber?
Thinning of topcoats is NOT recommended. LUXAPOOL CRS may be used to thin the first coat only of LUXAPOOL Chlorinated Rubber application.

Is chlorinated rubber pool paint “rubbery and flexible’?
No, it is hard and glossy.

My pool is leaking. Will the LUXAPOOL paint bridge across gaps?
No, if the pool is leaking from visible cracks in the surface, these must firstly be repaired professionally. Refer to Colormaker or your local distributor.

How do I treat joins in my pool surface?
With great caution. Please seek the advice of a pool coating professional before proceeding.

Will my swimming pool lift out of the ground or crack if I drain it?
Most pools are usually built with a hydrostatic valve at the deep end of the pool. This allows water into the pool should the ground water pressure be great enough. It is unusual for this to occur, however if a small amount of water is coming thru’ the valve, remove the top of the valve and fit an approx 1 m long PVC pipe over the outlet. The water will raise up the pipe until the pressure is equalized. It is possible that even the weight of a brick over the valve will stop water ingress.

Will using Epoxy Primer Sealer on a previously painted pool provide any benefit?
Not if the existing pool finish is prepared as detailed in the appropriate application sheet.

I have a fiberglass pool with a textured surface on the steps, how do I prepare this area?
Use course scouring pad or stiff wire brush, ensuring that all residues are swept or vacuumed.

What size roller should I use?
Use a low cost but NOT cheap roller ideally of minimum 270mm width and 60mm diameter. Medium nap (10>11mm Lambswool roller covers are ideal) Larger rollers in experienced hands will result in a faster and visually better result. Ensure that a suitable tray is available to suit the roller width.

What is the expected life of both Chlorinated Rubber and Epoxy?
Given proper preparation & application and strict control of pool chemistry and water quality, LUXAPOOL Chlorinated Rubber, as a 2 coat system should last 3-5 years in lighter colours, and less in darker colours.
LUXAPOOL Epoxy, as a 2 coat system should last 7-8 years in lighter colours and proportionately less for darker colours. Pool water chemistry must be maintained as per Colormaker recommendations.
Automatic cleaners such as Kreepy Krawley and Barracuda, etc., will decrease the overall wearing life of pool paints, especially on the floor. LUXAPOOL will only wear through time, and NOT bubble or blister.

Can we mix part cans of LUXAPOOL Epoxy?
This is not recommended due to the fine mixing tolerances of each pre-weighed component.

Is it better to put the tile line in first, or paint the pool first and then add the tile line?
Generally it is preferred to put the tile line in first, clean up any mortar residues, then, paint the pool with appropriate masking of tiles as necessary.

As epoxy is very slippery, what can I do about this, especially on the steps?
You may consider using our ‘Anti-Slip Additive’ within the last finish coat. Refer to Colormaker for details.

What is the least amount of time that I need to wait before filling my pool after the repaint?
The longer a pool is allowed to dry prior to filling, the better the ultimate quality and longevity. Allow at least 7 days, and ideally 10 days cure in summer, and minimum of 14 days in winter. Allow a further 3-5 days before adding chemicals other than salt or chlorine.

Won’t the pool go green if I need to wait 3-5 days prior to putting in chemicals?
Providing that the pool has been filled with fresh water this delay in treatment will have no impact on the immediate or long-term water quality.

What can I paint metal pieces around the pool with?
So long as these items are not subject to immersion, and free of rust, application of Colormaker ‘Anti-Corrosive Primer’ followed by the finish of choice. Full Gloss Acrylic will provide the best long-term weathering. Refer to the specific product data before proceeding.

What can I use on pavers/bricks/cement areas around the pool?
For a clear effect, on porous surfaces, our PETROL & OIL RESISTANT CONCRETE SEALER may be considered. Avoid high builds as this will lead to a slippery surface. A non slip coloured surface may be obtained over porous surfaces through use of LUXAPOOL Poolside & Paving, available in 15 fashion colours.

 


 

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