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    Anyone have a trick for painting the bull nose pool edge?

    All of the crummy old Zip-Strip is out! Hooray!

    Aiming to start the degrease, acid etch project this weekend, and maybe try and start painting.

    Anyone have a trick for painting the bullnose? I'd like to get the top and rounded edge, down to the tile line. Is this going to be a "lay on your stomach and reach over" manual job? Or has someone got a good trick?

    Oh - pool is filled, but 4 or 5 inches below bullnose. But the water is only 45 degrees, so I'm NOT going in there.
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    Re: Anyone have a trick for painting the bull nose pool edge?

    I agree. That water temp is "no bueno". You might be working on your abs this weekend. Unless you have some magical suspension tricks in your backyard.
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    Re: Anyone have a trick for painting the bull nose pool edge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brett_N View Post
    All of the crummy old Zip-Strip is out! Hooray!

    Aiming to start the degrease, acid etch project this weekend, and maybe try and start painting.

    Anyone have a trick for painting the bullnose? I'd like to get the top and rounded edge, down to the tile line. Is this going to be a "lay on your stomach and reach over" manual job? Or has someone got a good trick?

    Oh - pool is filled, but 4 or 5 inches below bullnose. But the water is only 45 degrees, so I'm NOT going in there.
    I am sure you'll be working on your abs. I am wondering if you can tape lots of bubble wrap to the tile line with the blue painter's tape. The reason I say bubble wrap is it should float and you can get it fairly cheap at walmart in big rolls. That might prevent paint from falling in the water and staining the tile line.
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    Re: Anyone have a trick for painting the bull nose pool edge?

    Mirror?? To help you see? attached to your head so you can use two hands??

    AND you KNOW you have to share a picture of what you wearing it!

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    Re: Anyone have a trick for painting the bull nose pool edge?

    Alright Kim just wants to see me make a fool out of myself LOL

    I like the bubble wrap idea - I didn't even think of paint overage into the pool...grumble.
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    Re: Anyone have a trick for painting the bull nose pool edge?

    No, no, no I being helpful! REALLY hehe

    I was thinking maybe you really could figure out a way to use a mirror so you would not have hang your head over the side trying to see the underside. The bonus for us is it WOULD look kind of silly!

    Neat and good idea with the bubble wrap. You could also use Styrofoam as it floats as well.

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    Re: Anyone have a trick for painting the bull nose pool edge?

    Why are we painting the coping? Is it already painted and looking like %&^%$#^&^%%???

    Because painting usually is just a short term solution.
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    Re: Anyone have a trick for painting the bull nose pool edge?

    Gwegan - it was never painted - it's just bare concrete. It's not a "must do" but more of a "cosmetic - I'll like it better painted" deal, and I'm re-painting the entire patio area so this is just a piece of the puzzle. (light sand on the patio, off-white for the coping)

    I'm leaning towards the solution of just painting as much as I can now, and coming back in the warmer months and finishing off the underside.
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    Re: Anyone have a trick for painting the bull nose pool edge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brett_N View Post
    Gwegan - it was never painted - it's just bare concrete. It's not a "must do" but more of a "cosmetic - I'll like it better painted" deal, and I'm re-painting the entire patio area so this is just a piece of the puzzle. (light sand on the patio, off-white for the coping)

    I'm leaning towards the solution of just painting as much as I can now, and coming back in the warmer months and finishing off the underside.
    If you are doing it in the summer I am picturing you in your swimsuit in the pool with a paint brush and this on your head...
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    Re: Anyone have a trick for painting the bull nose pool edge?

    Oh yeah! That would do the trick!

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