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A concrete pool deck provides stability for your swimming pool and surrounding area, as well as a sleek surface where you can customize your pool deck’s decor. Weather, time and wear can take their toll on a painted concrete deck, leaving it looking less than spectacular. This is not only an aesthetic issue but one of safety — unpainted concrete can become slippery when it gets wet. Painting and sealing concrete is not difficult, and the finish will last for several years if you take care with the preparations and use the right paint and sealer.
1.) Clean your pool deck thoroughly. Sweep away all debris such as leaves, dust and dirt. Wash any stains or spots with a degreasing cleanser and a scrub brush. Dish-washing soap or trisodium phosphate will both work. Rinse the pool deck thoroughly with a pressure washer and let it dry completely; then sweep it again.
2.) Fill a pump sprayer with a two-part epoxy concrete sealer, mixing according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Each brand uses a slightly different formula, so don’t guess.
3.) Spray the epoxy sealer evenly over the concrete pool deck, being sure not to step in it. Let it cure according to the time recommended on the label. This can be as long as 24 hours, so make sure you leave enough time before the next predicted rain to get the deck completely painted and sealed.
4.) Fill a paint tray with concrete pool deck paint. This paint is specially formulated to adhere to concrete and resist chlorine and weather. Mix some nonskid additive into your concrete paint if you want a textured surface that will be safer for small children and rowdy guests.
5.) Roll the concrete paint onto the deck using a long-handled roller. Start at the far end of the deck and work toward the place where you have the most room to move without stepping onto the deck. Spread the paint evenly, making sure you don’t have thicker edges where the roller strokes overlap each other.
6.) Let the first coat dry for at least 24 hours before adding a second one.
1.) Change the roller pad on your long-handled roller to a fresh one. Pour out a small bit of concrete sealer at the same place you started the paint.
2.) Roll the concrete sealer smoothly over the paint, taking care to feather the overlaps so you don’t get odd stripes. Continue over the whole deck.
3.) Let the concrete sealer dry for the amount of time recommended on the label. This can take from 24 to 48 hours.