Painting a surface is a way of turning the look of a place into something good. It transforms a place and gives it an elegant look.Paint comes in different colors and it is the best inexpensive option for surfaces. The following are some of the steps to follow before painting a pool.Steps like selecting the paint, preparing the pool and a few more that will be discussed here.
Choose the Best Weather
Carrying out any painting job requires timing. You don’t want to paint during the season of rain.All the paint will definitely be washed off; pick summer. The quality of the painting job can be affected by both weather and temperature. Be sure that the time between the painting and drying is fine.
Buy the Paint
Not just any paint can be used on pools.Knowing that the pool stores water for a very long time means using the paint specially made for the pools.The paint will definitely come in different colors so be sure to pick one that you wish.Again on matters to do with colors you have to pick a color that fits the environment.You can’t pick colors that make the pool look dull because the pool has a purpose of relaxation.
Set Your Pool for Painting
Emptying the pool is one of the preparation. Water should be removed from the pool and left to dry.If not so you can also decide to dry it manually by use of a drying machine. Sanitizing the pool is another preparation.You want a clean surface that you will paint on. The floor or wall surface should not contain sand or dust particles. Scrapping will be needed if the pool was initially painted so as to remove the loose paint. Pool preparation involves scrubbing and rinsing of the surface to remove oils. These are just but to mention a few which are important.
Go Ahead and Paint the Pool
Now with the correct preparation and that the pool is well dried, the painting is ready to begin. Add a primer to remove the rough surfaces if the pool was previously painted. Applying the primer enhances strong bonds with the coats giving the floor the best finish. As you start to paint consider beginning to paint from the deep end. You wouldn’t want to fix yourself to a corner by beginning the painting from the shallow end going to the deep end.
Finally After Painting
After you are through painting give at least three to five days for the paint to dry. Run water into the pool after the paint has dried and the pool is ready for use. Add the right amount of chlorine then begin the filter process and finally continue with the regular maintenance process.