Hello, hoping for some help, and appreciate any one who takes a look at this.
First of all, I am in no way upset with anyone, I am just looking for some advice on what to do from here. This will be long winded, as I want you all to have all the info I know, as I hoping to get some ideas or recommendations on what to do from here.
The situation is that I bought a home out of foreclosure recently. At first we thought the Kool Deck (which is about 12 years old) was really trashed, but it turns out it just needed a good power wash. After that it looked fine (not brand new but good enough), and had some areas where it was chipping, but not too bad. We knew we wanted to fix that so it did not get worse, so we attempted to do that this spring. The color of the Kool Deck we believe was most close to Coral Peach. The contractor we used said we could pick other colors for the sealant he would use after patching, so we choose something that is more tan/brown.
At that point, I would describe the texture of the Kool Deck as dry, lots of pinholes, etc...Again, overall it was in pretty good shape, and had clearly been installed correctly (the original owner of the home was a high end builder who did everything to the best level from what we can tell.
The contractor we used at first tried a product, not sure what it was, but it seemed to take several coats, and he felt it didn't look right. I noticed the texture of the kool deck had not change much, it still seemed dry, like it could continue to soak up more coats of the product.
He was not happy with it, and grew tired of the labor, and went to a different product. I took a picture of it, attached. When this product was applied, it looked great. This was in April.
Now that the pool is open, unfortunately, the Kook Deck is VERY hot now. Prior to this work, the coping on the pool was hotter than the Kook Deck. Now, the Kool Deck is signficantly hotter than the coping.
The Kook Deck LOOKS great. The texture is different, there are NO pinholes, as this sealant/paint seems very durable, and almost kind of thickly applied (it seemed to fill every possible hole and crack, small and large, almost like a durable paint.
Here are some questions -
1) The product that was used is H&C Water Based Concrete Stain, would that be expected to reduce the cooling ability of the Kool Deck, even if the color was the same?
2) Would you feel a lighter color of the same product would reduce the heat on the Kool Deck, and be worth trying? The color used is about two shades darker than the original Kool Deck color.
3) Do you have any recommendations on options from here? I am open to any and all suggestions or ideas.
Thank you in advance!