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    Coping with rough coping - just paint it?

    Our 'mid-century modern' IGP has concrete coping that is in good structural shape but the 40+ years of weathering have made it rather abrasive. Hubby was thinking that painting it would be the most cost-effective fix. Anyone painted concrete coping before and have recommendations for an appropriate paint?

    this pic gives you an idea of what the coping looks like - the pitted areas give it a texture a bit like pumice. On the plus side, it's inherently non-skid, minuses are that a few swimmers have gotten scrapes from it.

    (BTW the submersible pump is in there b/c I was using pool water to irrigate a few shrubs, back when I was doing partial drain and refill to lower CYA last season)
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    Re: Coping with rough coping - just paint it?

    Painting sand paper creates a different colored sand paper, and painting your coping will just create a different colored rough coping I don't think you'll be real happy with paint, and it will end up peeling/flaking after a while as well.

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    Re: Coping with rough coping - just paint it?

    I wouldn't paint it either.
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    Re: Coping with rough coping - just paint it?

    OK, so if paint won't work, are there any suitable products that could be applied to the coping to decrease the abrasiveness, or should we just wear work gloves when we're in the pool ?
    1950's-era 17K gallon formerly fiberglass, newly replastered IG rectangle (~15x30'),
    Hayward S244S Sand Filter with Franklin Electric 0.75 HP motor and WhisperFlo WFE-3 pump
    Clear ThermaTex bubble cover
    Manual vacuum

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    Re: Coping with rough coping - just paint it?

    If you decide to paint the coping here are some of your options.
    http://www.poolsupplies.com/maintenance ... 5wodCV4XCA
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    Re: Coping with rough coping - just paint it?

    The trick to painting concrete to last is preparation, preparation, preparation. Use a paint that's specifically for concrete. Be aware that if you paint it it will be more slippery than it is now unless you add sand. Sand is a two edged sword, it makes the slipping hazard less but it makes cleaning it much harder.
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    Re: Coping with rough coping - just paint it?

    thanks for the links. so would something like this be appropriate: http://www.poolsupplies.com/cgi-bin/Com ... add=action

    BTW the coping, in spouse's words, is "not jagged, just rough" - we've painted non-pool exterior concrete surfaces before and remember that it made the texture a bit less rough
    1950's-era 17K gallon formerly fiberglass, newly replastered IG rectangle (~15x30'),
    Hayward S244S Sand Filter with Franklin Electric 0.75 HP motor and WhisperFlo WFE-3 pump
    Clear ThermaTex bubble cover
    Manual vacuum

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