LUXAPOOL Poolside Paving –  FIBREGLASS SURFACE Application Guide (Download PDF)

LUXAPOOL® POOLSIDE & PAVING – Application Guide for FIBREGLASS SURFACES

LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving is a water-based, decorative, P5 rated non-slip coating developed for use on swimming pool surrounds and decks. It is easy to apply and provides a durable surface suitable for use on fibreglass, pebblecrete, concrete, paved and timber surrounds as well as other trafficable areas such as pathways, disability ramps, outdoor living areas and boat decks. LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving is formulated to provide long lasting resistance to UV, mould and fungal attack. It is a single pack product supplied ready for use from the container. Stirring prior to application is recommended to overcome any settling.

PREPARATION

Ensure that all surfaces to be painted are sound and free from dust, oil, grease or other contamination. Poolside areas should first be washed with LUXAPOOL® Concentrated Wash solution (500 mL dilution into 20 L of warm water). Use a stiff bristle brush or broom to scrub the surfaces then flush with fresh water. Follow this with a high-pressure water wash to ensure that the surface is thoroughly clean.

NEW FIBREGLASS

  1. Sand the entire surface using a 60–80 grit sanding disc, belt sander or angle grinder. Be careful to only ‘dull’ the whole surface, without cutting into the laminate below the gel coat. The resulting surface should have a sandpapery feel. This will ensure the best possible mechanical key.
  2. Remove all sanding residues by vacuuming or brooming, with collection in a dust pan. Following dust removal, hose the entire surface thoroughly with water to remove the last traces of fine dust. Allow all surfaces to dry thoroughly.
  3. Wipe the entire surface with LUXAPOOL® Solvent A.
  4. Allow the surface to dry prior to priming.

OLD FIBREGLASS

  1. Sand the entire surface using a 100–120 grit sanding disc, belt sander or angle grinder. Be careful to only ‘dull’ the whole surface, without cutting into the laminate below the gel coat. The resulting surface should have a sandpapery feel. This will ensure the best possible mechanical key.
  2. Remove all sanding residues by vacuuming or brooming, with collection in a dust pan. Following dust removal, hose the entire surface thoroughly with water to remove the last traces of fine dust. Allow all surfaces to dry thoroughly prior to priming.

PREVIOUSLY PAINTED FIBREGLASS

  1. If the surface has been previously painted with a water-based and it is in sound condition, then there is no need to apply primer. LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving can be directly applied after cleaning the surface as set out below. If unsure of the existing paint on the surface and/or how to prepare, contact Colormaker Industries.
  2. Ensure that all surfaces are free from dust, oil, grease or other contamination. Poolside areas should first be washed with LUXAPOOL® Concentrated Wash solution (500 mL dilution into 20 L of warm water). Use a stiff bristle brush or broom to scrub the surfaces, then flush with fresh water. Follow this with a high pressure water wash to ensure that the surface is thoroughly clean. Once clean, follow the Application of COLOUR COATS section in this guide.

APPLICATION

NOTE: Obtain a 7-day weather forecast. Do NOT apply LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving:

  1. If the ambient temperature is below 15 °C,
  2. If the surface temperature is below 12 °C,
  3. If minimum overnight temperatures are forecast to be below 10 °C with 7 days of application, or
  4. In damp or rainy conditions, or when rain is forecast within 7 days of application.

All personnel participating in application must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent contact with skin, eyes and breathing of vapours. A sun hat and sunscreen are also recommended if applying outdoors.

CRACKS

All visible cracks and holes must be filled/repaired using LUXAPOOL® SEF (Structural Epoxy Filler). Allow to dry (16–24 hr), then sand flush, remove dust and wipe down with LUXAPOOL® Solvent A before priming.

MASKING

Mask along the tile lines or other perimeter of the area(s) to be coated. Take precautions to protect pool water surfaces as far as possible.

PRIMER

Prior to applying LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving, unpainted fibreglass surfaces will require priming. Solvent-based and water-based options are set out below:

  1. SOLVENT-BASED: To a thoroughly dry surface, apply ACRYLMERIC® Superseal Primer at 8–10 m2/L, using a 10 mm nap roller. Allow to dry for a minimum of 4 hours, preferably overnight in cooler or winter conditions. Clean equipment whilst still wet using LUXAPOOL® Solvent X.
  2. WATER-BASED: If a water-based option is preferred, or if the substrate is damp, then apply ACRYLMERIC® WB Epoxy Primer Membrane. To apply as a priming coat, dilute with water 20% by volume. Apply this diluted mixture at 4–5 m2/L, using a 10 mm nap roller. Allow overnight to dry at 25°C and 50% RH, preferably longer in cooler or winter conditions.
    Clean all equipment whilst still wet using water.

NOTE: ACRYLMERIC® WB Epoxy Primer Membrane must be recoated or overcoated within 48 hours of application.

Unless familiar with LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving, it is recommended that a small test area be applied first, before proceeding to application over the complete area.

COLOUR COATS

  1. Apply a base coat of LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving at a spreading rate of approximately 2 m2/L using a 10 mm nap roller. The function of the base coat is to fill any imperfections of the surface, as opposed to leaving an even film thickness on the top of both the hills and valleys of the profile.  Clean all equipment immediately after use with water.
  2. Allow to dry for minimum 8 hours at 25 °C and 50% RH, or preferably overnight.
    Allow longer drying time in cooler and more humid conditions.
Drying temperature: 15 °C 25 °C 35 °C
Minimum recoat time: 12 hrs 8 hrs 6 hrs
Maximum recoat time*: Open ended Open ended Open ended

*Best within 48 hours to minimise impact of airborne and other contaminants

  1. If a smoother surface is required, then steps 1 & 2 above may be repeated.
  2. Apply the first build coat of LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving at a spreading rate of approximately 2 m²/L using a 10 mm nap roller. To achieve a P5 rated non-slip surface, it is recommended that build coats be applied with a 10 mm nap roller.  Clean all equipment immediately after use with water.
  3. Allow to dry for minimum 8 hours at 25 °C and 50% RH, or preferably overnight. Allow longer drying time in cooler and more humid conditions.
Refer to Colormaker Industries for application details to achieve a
more aggressive surface texture for commercial or industrial areas.
  1. As a finishing option, apply a final coat of UNICRYL® HD Clear Glaze. This will enhance colour and gloss, provide increased resistance to staining and facilitate cleaning. However, use of this coating will also reduce anti-slip properties.

Apply UNICRYL® HD Clear Glaze using a 10 mm nap roller and ensure that the surface of the underlying profile has been thoroughly wet.  Application rate will be approximately 6 m²/L, depending on surface profile.  Clean all equipment immediately after use with water.

  1. Allow coated surfaces to dry for a minimum of 12 hours before opening areas to soft sole pedestrian foot traffic. Full cure can be achieved in 7 days under good (25 °C, 50% RH) drying conditions. Allow longer in cooler and/or more humid conditions.  Allow 7–14 days under good drying conditions (25 °C, 50% RH) to cure before placing outdoor furniture on the coated surface. Exercise caution.

CLEAN UP

Clean all equipment with water immediately after use and whilst still wet.

MAINTENANCE

Surfaces coated in accordance with the above directions offer long-term use under typical domestic conditions. Follow basic cleaning guidelines to maximise the service life of the coating. Clean all spills as soon as they occur. Surfaces should be cleaned with a fine jet garden hose or soft bristle broom using mild detergent solution, then rinsed with fresh water.

With appropriate care, you’ll be able to enjoy the long term decorative and functional benefits of your LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving surface for years to come.

STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY: The technical advice and/or application advice given in this publication represents the present state of our knowledge and is believed to be reliable. Buyers and intended users of all Colormaker Industries products should read the product label, TDS and Application Guide carefully and then conduct their own assessment to confirm the suitability of the product, including in conjunction with other products and the types of surfaces to, and the manner in, which the product will be applied. This is to satisfy themselves that the product is suitable for use in the area intended and under conditions of application and cure. Given the wide range of substrates, environmental conditions and methods of application, Colormaker Industries offers no warranty of performance, either expressed or implied based on the above information. The painter, contractor or applicator of Colormaker Industries products may reject the advice given by Colormaker Industries either orally or in writing as it is their responsibility not that of Colormaker Industries, for carrying out appropriate application within any given context.

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