POOL PAINT COMPATIBILITY
QUESTIONS and ANSWERS
Can National Pool Finishes Products Be Used In Pools Using Salt Generation Systems? Yes, Pool Guard EHB because it’s the only product that stands up to salt water generators.
Our your National Pool Paints Safe For Fish Ponds, such as a Koi Ponds? Yes. All of the pool paints that we carry are non toxic to fish as long as the are fully cured prior to introducing the fish. We recommend Pool Guard EHB since it is the most durable and has a 10 year warranty.
Can I Use Pool Paint products For Potable Water Tanks? No. The products are made for strictly swimming pools.
How do I repair my surface before painting? If it’s a hairline crack, Pool Guard EHB will fill it in. If it’s a bigger job then use a caulking agent Polyurethane Sealant, & if it’s a larger repair, a concrete repair is needed.
What is the proper surface preparation for the pool? 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 Acid to achieve a medium grade sandpaper finish on bare 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.
How can I be sure the pool surface is dry prior to painting with a solvent
base pool paint? We recommend that you tape clear plastic on the vertical wall and if no condensation shows, then the pool is dry & ready for overcoating.
What pool paint can I put on bare gunite or an existing oil based pool paint? You should use the Pool Shield CRX Chlorinated Rubber Xtra. Just make sure the surface is free of any contaminants – no primer needed.
What pool paint can I put on an existing latex based pool paint? As long as you prime over the latex paint first, you can apply whichever type pool paint you prefer. Applying directly to latex paint could cause adhesion problems later. We recommend priming the surface with Pool Grip Waterbased Epoxy Primer.
POOL PAINT MIXING and THINNING
QUESTIONS and ANSWERS
Are Pool Paint Epoxy Catalysts Interchangeable? Mixing incompatible products or wrong catalysts with wrong bases will cause product failure.
Are National Pool Finishes Products Tintable? Yes, as long as you use universal oil-based tints.
Do I have to use the product as soon as it is mixed? Yes, the product must be applied once Part A & Part B are mixed together.
Do I have to mix the entire kit of material at one time? No, you must mix a 1:1 ratio. Whatever you mix you must use at that time.
What Type Of Thinner Should I Use For The Pool Epoxy Coatings? Xylene or High Flash Naptha, which can be purchased at any local paint store or Home Depot/ Lowes, etc. Thin with 5-10% as necessary for proper flow out of the rolling process.