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    Where to purchase "kool deck" paint/top coat?

    Does anyone know what companies make comparable finishes/top coats used on "kool deck" type deck coatings? Our pool does not have the actual "kool deck" product but something similar. I want to make sure whatever I use won't detract from the temperature/slickness qualities of the deck coat we currently have.

    I am not looking to re-finish the entire deck as it's not old, just do some touch up work.

    FYI, the color we used was "California Smoke" which is probably known by 100 different names. It's a grayish brown color. It seems difficult to pinpoint who makes correct top coats/finishes for this application. I could get a concrete paint but I doubt that has the same qualities.
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    Re: Where to purchase "kool deck" paint/top coat?

    I will be following this post. I need to refinish my concrete pool deck and I'm looking for options...

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    Re: Where to purchase "kool deck" paint/top coat?

    As will I, My deck is approx. 15 yrs old, I have several areas that have come up, exposing the grey concrete underneath.

    Would love to find something affordable, that comes in say, 1gal increments?

    I called the original manufacturer/installer, and they made it seem like they needed to split atoms or something just to put their product in a 1 gal. container?

    They wanted to send a guy out to my house? bla bla bla....

    When I asked how much?

    The guy just let out a big sigh, followed by a sheeeeew, followed by a "let me see now"

    You would have thought I just asked him to break down the "chart of elements" or something?

    Needless to say it was more than I wanted to pay?

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    Re: Where to purchase "kool deck" paint/top coat?

    I will contact the deck contractor and see if they can sell me some paint. But I searched for quite sometime last night and found Mortex as one company. They make the actual "kool deck" product so I want to know what product my pool company uses because it's another name.
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    Re: Where to purchase "kool deck" paint/top coat?

    There's got to be dozens of companies. I know my PB uses Mortex.

    Another thing to consider is there are other products which are acrylic. They are often confused with Kooldeck, but they are different. (some say better).

    When I googled "california smoke pool deck" one result was this place in Texas http://www.poolworkstx.com/pages/gal...texture933.php Who lists a website http://multicoat.com/products/concrete/krete_kote.php

    This may/may not be the correct place. It's somewhere to start.


    EDIT: I found it http://multicoat.com/products/stains/colorseal.php
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    Re: Where to purchase "kool deck" paint/top coat?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcarcrazy View Post
    There's got to be dozens of companies. I know my PB uses Mortex.

    Another thing to consider is there are other products which are acrylic. They are often confused with Kooldeck, but they are different. (some say better).

    When I googled "california smoke pool deck" one result was this place in Texas http://www.poolworkstx.com/pages/gal...texture933.php Who lists a website http://multicoat.com/products/concrete/krete_kote.php

    This may/may not be the correct place. It's somewhere to start.


    EDIT: I found it http://multicoat.com/products/stains/colorseal.php
    Nice find, bonus points for you! I will start there and see where it leads me.

    I texted the deck GC and he said he'd give me a pint of touch up paint free of charge, which was nice of him. I'd still like to know what to use when the day comes that I need to refinish the entire deck. It's highly likely you found one of the finishes that would work, if not THE finish.
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    Re: Where to purchase "kool deck" paint/top coat?

    Take a look at Patio Tones from Olympic.

    http://www.kelleytech.com/olympic/ol...ck-coating.asp

    Tip: Make sure all of the paint being used is from the same lot # as it is pre-tinted/mixed at the factory. Different lot numbers could have different shades when dry.
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    Re: Where to purchase "kool deck" paint/top coat?

    The only product that will keep Kool-Deck cool is a product called Cool, which is made by Encore Coatings. On concrete, the company claims that it reduces heat by up to 38% or so. The maker of Kool-Deck makes a deck coating, but they say it will make the surface hotter and slicker. I have put Cool on top of Kool-Deck and it keeps the surface cool. My customers have been very happy with the product and I've had zero complaints. One thing that I love about this product is that you add a gallon of acrylic paint to it to get color. I have been able to match house colors - I'm not bound to a few colors offered by the manufacturer. It's also guaranteed for as long as you own your home. You just have to make sure your existing surface isn't peeling up. If it is, then you have to get the loose material up before you apply a coating over it.

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