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 Determining Amount of Paint Needed - There are a number of factors affecting how much paint it takes to re-coat a pool. Let's discuss each of these factors one at a time and then use them to estimate the amount of paint needed. Don't worry, it's not as complicated as it sounds. The things to consider include: The size of the pool. Measure the length and width of your pool in feet. Write this down to refer to at the end. The condition of the pool surface. Carefully inspect the surface of the pool. Is it in good condition? If so it should be smooth, with little pitting and surface defects. Keep this in mind a little later on when we estimate. The number of coats desired. Two coats of paint are generally recommended. If the pool surface is very rough you could consider putting a third coat, but often it is not necessary. The type of paint being used. Each type of paint lists the estimated square feet of coverage per gallon. We will use this in our estimation. OK, so now lets get t...   More Info

 National Paint Industries - Paint Testing - National Paint Industries describes their testing: "The swimming pool environment is extremely demanding on coating systems. UV sunrays, chlorine, shock, slime, suntan oils and temperature variations challenge the paint film integrity, gloss and color retention that pool owners need. New products spend about five years in development and testing before becoming available to the pool owner. This insures that coating systems are safe and effective. Ingredients are carefully screened and checked for quality, consistency, health & safety before being approved for inclusion within a formulation. New products are then tested in our network of test sites around the country, subjecting the paint films to all extreme conditions. Finally, practical tests are undertaken with swimming pool applicators to judge the coating characteristics of our products. Only when we are fully satisfied we will be providing outstanding service and protection to your pool, will we launch a product with the Na...   More Info

 Ramuc EP Epoxy Pool Paint Application Guide - Overview Ramuc Type EP Epoxy offers a hard, tough, durable finish, providing unsurpassed stain, chemical, and abrasion resistance for protection of concrete, plaster, gunite, and fiberglass swimming pools and spas. This two-component coating mixes to 1 gallon, produces a high gloss finish, and offers excellent coverage rates. Type EP Epoxy, has been a proven performer for more than 40 years, and is recommended for spas or whirlpools. Because of their chemical cure, epoxies are the paints of choice for indoor pools. All epoxy films will chalk (break down from the UV rays of the sun) over a period of time. This is a natural degradation of the top surface of the epoxy film. For compatibility purposes, the existing paint on previously painted surfaces of a pool or spa should be determined before painting. If existing surface is unknown, a sample should be submitted for testing to determine the type of existing surface. Paint chips can be taken to any Ramuc distributor/dealer to be f...   More Info

 Ramuc EP Hi Build Epoxy Pool Paint Application Guide - Overview Ramuc EP Hi Build Epoxy offers the longest lasting protection for concrete, plaster, gunite, and fiberglass swimming pools and spas. With its hard, tough, durable finish, epoxy provides unsurpassed stain, chemical, and abrasion resistance. Packaged in an easy-to-use 1-to-1 mix ratio, Type EP Hi Build Epoxy rolls easily and builds up to 8 mils dry per coat rendering "smoothing" qualities on rough surfaces. Also, because of their chemical cure, epoxies are the paints of choice for indoor pools, spas, and whirlpools. All epoxy films will chalk (break down from the UV rays of the sun) over a period of time. This is a natural degradation of the top surface of the epoxy film. For compatibility purposes, the existing paint on previously painted surfaces of a pool or spa should be determined before painting. If existing surface is unknown, a sample should be submitted for testing to determine the type of existing surface. Paint chips can be taken to any Ramuc distributor/deal...   More Info

 Ramuc Pro 2000 Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint Application Guide - Overview Ramuc PRO 2000 Chlorinated Rubber has been designed for commercial use where pool maintenance is performed annually. Rejuvenate and upgrade previously painted chlorinated rubber pools or protect concrete, plaster, or gunite swimming pools. Chlorinated rubber is not for use on spas or whirlpools. For compatibility purposes, the existing paint on previously painted surfaces of a pool should be determined before painting. If existing surface is unknown, a sample should be submitted for testing to determine the type of existing surface. Paint chips can be sent to Aqua-Man.com to be forwarded to the Ramuc laboratory for analysis. Aged plaster should be checked for integrity. Check for hollow or weak/crumbling plaster by using a ball-peen hammer or any other comparable method. Perform repairs to the plaster before painting. Supplies Needed Cleaning Products: Tri-sodium phosphate (TSP) 1 Muriatic or sulfamic acid 1 solution High-pressure power washer (Recommended) Cond...   More Info

 Surface Preparation for Re-Coating - Surface must always be clean, dry and properly prepared prior to painting. Failure to do so will lead to eventually blistering and/or peeling. Previously painted surfaces should be power washed to remove loose paint or excessive chalking. Scrub the entire pool with a TSP (tri-sodium phosphate)solution to remove all dirt, oils, loose or peeling paint, and chalk. All surfaces should then be acid etched with a 15-20% solution of MURIATIC ACIDto achieve a medium grade sandpaper finish on bare concrete or plaster and to remove mineral deposits on previously painted chlorinated rubber surfaces. Neutralize/rinse with TSP. Before applying the paint, the pool must be completely dry....   More Info

 Type A Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint Application Guide - Overview Ramuc premium Type A Chlorinated Rubber has been used in the industry for decades restoring and protecting plaster, concrete, and gunite pool surfaces. It is an excellent choice for recoating previously painted chlorinated rubber surfaces and is formulated to provide excellent hiding and superior coverage rates compared to other chlorinated rubber paints. Chlorinated rubber is not for use on spas or whirlpools. For compatibility purposes, the existing paint on previously painted surfaces of a pool should be determined before painting. If existing surface is unknown, a sample should be submitted for testing to determine the type of existing surface. Paint chips can be sent to Aqua-Man to be forwarded to the Ramuc laboratory for analysis. Aged plaster should be checked for integrity. Check for hollow or weak/crumbling plaster by using a ball-peen hammer or any other comparable method. Perform repairs to the plaster before painting. Supplies Needed: Cleaning Products: ...   More Info