How do National Paint Industries Swimming Pool products measure up when compared with other brands? To answer that question and help you make a good decision when looking for a pool paint, we have compiled some information about some popular pool paints.
1) How does National Paint Industries Pool Guard EHB compare with Olympic Epoxy Coatings?*
Both of these brands produce a high build epoxy pool paint that provide a long service life. Olympic ZERON should last up to 8 years and Olympic Poxolon II will last up to 5 years. National Paint Industries says their Pool Guard EHB will last 10 years. When using Olympic Epoxy Coatings, you need a primer on most bare surfaces. National Paint Industries products are self priming on Gunite, Concrete, and Plaster. What about coverage? Pool Guard EHB will cover about 250 sq.ft per Gallon. ZERON has a heavier body and covers 125 – 150 sq.ft per Gallon. Poxolon II covers about the same square footage as Pool Guard EHB.
2) How does National Paint Industries Pool Shield CRX compare with Benjamin Moore’s INSL-X Chlorinated Rubber Based Paint?**
This comparison is drawn between two similar type products: Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint. When applying to bare surfaces neither coating requires a primer. Both are suitable for chlorinated or salt water pool systems. Which is more durable? Pool Shield CRX contains UV additives and Silicone that will help it withstand the sun’s rays for longer. INSL-X covers about 200 – 250 sq.ft. per Gallon whereas Pool Shield covers about 400 sq.ft. per Gallon. In addition the manufacturer recommends not thinning down the INSL-X. Pool Shield CRX is available in over 90 colors and INSL-X offers only 6 color options.
3) How does National Paint Industries AquaKote Water-based Acrylic compare with RAMUC DS Acrylic?
Both National Paint Industries and RAMUC manufacture a water based acrylic pool paint. Water based Acrylic paints are ideal when the painting window is very short. It only needs a 3 day cure time. Also, both of these coatings can be applied to cool, damp surfaces without priming. Which offers the best value? The answer is up to you because they are so similar. RAMUC has 7 color options. AquaKote has over 90. RAMUC offers slightly less coverage on previously painted surfaces: 350 – 400 sq.ft. Aquakote offers 400 sq.ft. per gallon (depending on the porosity of the surface.) How about price? Most online retailers offer DS Acrylic from $62.00 up to $90.00. The Bottom Paint Store has National Paint Industries available for $44.05 and FREE SHIPPING.
*Olympic Epoxy Pool Paint is manufacturer by Kelly Technical Coatings.
**Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint INSL-X CR-2600 may not be available in many areas of the country due to VOC regluations. Benjamin Moore offers a similar Synthetic Rubber Product CR-2700 that may available instead.
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