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    Kool Deck repainting options??

    Hi everyone,

    When we built our pool we had them put in a concrete deck with texture on it.. then paint of some type. Typically referred to as Kool Deck or close to that.

    It has been about 5 years now, and I am tired of the color and want it darker.

    What options do I have DIY wise in terms of repainting my deck? Would anyone recommend something like a garage / concrete paint? The bottle of patch color the guys gave me seems like it is just a type of paint, so I wonder if they used 1 epoxy as well.

    I appreciate your input.

    Dave

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    Re: Kool Deck repainting options??

    No one knows about this??????

    I guess I will educate you all after I do some trial and error....

    Hard to believe know one has any experience with this!

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    Re: Kool Deck repainting options??

    No experience, but I would tend to think that you would have a ton of problems getting another epoxy type coating to stick to the original. THAT will be your biggest challenge. I would do some research on bonding old epoxy-type coatings to new. I am sure there is some type of etching primer that's needed to chemically convert the old coating from hard and slick to soft and welcoming. Wait, what did I just say there.....

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    Re: Kool Deck repainting options??

    Wouldnt a darker color be unpleasantly hot? Just something to think about...
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    Re: Kool Deck repainting options??

    I just did mine, I first pressure wash the deck, then painted on a bonding agent to seal the deck, then painted it with epoxy paint...looks great....

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    Re: Kool Deck repainting options??

    Thanks. I actually put out a gallon. It stuck... Maybe it will peel off later. It was an experiment pretty much. Will see if a power washer will take it off or not.

    I think a darker color will make it a bit hotter, but it is pretty darn light now, so I don't care too much.

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    Re: Kool Deck repainting options??

    Any pics?
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    Re: Kool Deck repainting options??

    We have cool deck with a base color and 3 speckled colors added for texture. See my build link maybe it will aid in your decidion.

    I really like the feel of sundeck, very easy to clean thus far.
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    Re: Kool Deck repainting options??

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdave View Post
    Thanks. I actually put out a gallon. It stuck... Maybe it will peel off later. It was an experiment pretty much. Will see if a power washer will take it off or not.

    I think a darker color will make it a bit hotter, but it is pretty darn light now, so I don't care too much.
    If you didn't use a bonding agent first, it will start chipping off....the previous owner did that, that's why I redid it...the right way...

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    Re: Kool Deck repainting options??

    Make sense boston. That why I was thinking about testing it with a power washer in a few weeks. Do you know how soon yours started to chip?

    Thanks rodog... I will take a look.. BTW, we lived in Pearland about 20 years ago when I worked at JSC.

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    Re: Kool Deck repainting options??

    Just bought the home in March, didn't notice it to I moved in, sure looked nice, but when I used a water hose on it, chips would fly right off...

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    Re: Kool Deck repainting options??

    We repainted with Kool deck and had no problems. 7 years now and we're repainting due to color not chipping. We did not lay down a bonder first we just painted with cool that paint. I will say the only issue we're having is be careful if you have metal furniture because if it rusts it will stain the deck.


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    Re: Kool Deck repainting options??

    You may want to check with this company. Deck Renew

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