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 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.
UNPAINTED TIMBER SURFACES
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 diluted to 20 L with 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.
Allow the surface to dry, then sand the entire surface followed by sweeping or vacuuming any loose residues prior to application of primer.
PREVIOUSLY PAINTED TIMBER SURFACES
If the surface has been previously painted with a water-based coating 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, then please contact Colormaker Industries.
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 diluted to 20 L with warm water). Use a stiff bristle brush or broom to scrub the surfaces, then flush with fresh water.
Fine cracks may be filled with primer and the initial application of LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving. All cracks and holes exceeding 2 mm must be repaired using wood putty. Fill proud, allow to dry as per manufacturer’s instructions, then sand flush before priming.
NOTE: Obtain a 7-day weather forecast. Do NOT apply LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving:
If the surface or ambient temperature is above 35 °C or likely to be so during the drying period
If the ambient temperature is below 15 °C
If the surface temperature is below 12 °C
If minimum temperatures are forecast to be below 12 °C within 7 days of application or
In damp or rainy conditions, or when rain is forecast within 7 days of application
Avoid painting in direct sunlight on hot days
VII. Do not apply in areas where extended ponding is likely to occur
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.
Mask along the perimeter of the area(s) to be coated. Take precautions to protect pool water surfaces as far as possible.
PRIMER FOR TIMBER SURFACES
Prior to applying LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving, unpainted timber surfaces will require priming.
To a thoroughly clean dry surface, apply Colormaker Pink Wood Primer at 12–14 m2/L, using a 10 mm nap roller or 22 mm nap roller for rough surfaces. Clean equipment whilst still wet using mineral turpentine. Refer to the Colormaker Pink Wood Primer Application Guide for additional instructions. Allow Colormaker Pink Wood Primer to cure for 4 days prior to application of LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving.
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.
Apply a base coat of LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving at a spreading rate of approximately 2 m2/L using a squeegee or trowel. 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.
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.
Minimum recoat time:
Maximum recoat time*:
*Best within 48 hours to minimise impact of airborne and other contaminants
If a smoother surface is required, then steps 1 & 2 above may be repeated.
To achieve a P5 rated non-slip surface, it is recommended that build coats be applied with a 10 mm nap roller. Apply the first build coat of LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving at a spreading rate of approximately 2 m²/L using a 10 mm nap roller. Clean all equipment immediately after use with water.
Depending on the profile required, step 4 may be repeated.
Refer to Colormaker Industries for application details to achieve a more aggressive surface texture for commercial or industrial areas.
Allow to dry for minimum 24 hours at 25 °C and 50% RH, or preferably before opening areas to soft sole foot traffic.
Allow 14 days under good drying conditions (at 25 °C and 50% RH) to cure before placing outdoor furniture on the coated surface. Allow longer drying time in cooler and more humid conditions. Exercise caution.
As a finishing option, a final coat of UNICRYL® HD Clear Glaze may be applied. 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. For this reason, a second coat of UNICRYL® HD Clear Glaze is not recommended on trafficable surfaces.
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.
Allow coated surfaces to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before opening areas to soft sole pedestrian foot traffic. Full cure of UNICRYL® HD Clear Glaze can be achieved in 7 days under good (25 °C, 50% RH) drying conditions. Allow longer in cooler and/or more humid conditions.
Ensure both LUXAPOOL® Poolside & Paving and UNICRYL® HD Clear Glaze coats are fully cured before placing outdoor furniture on the coated surface. Exercise caution.
Clean all equipment with water immediately after use and whilst still wet.
Surfaces coated in accordance with the above directions offers 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 rinse 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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