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    what paint to use on your rails around pool?

    Our steps overlap one rail before being attached to the deck but it's on the rail itself and has rubbed away the paint. What type of paint would be suitable to repaint it?
    24' x 52" AGP = 13.5k gallons
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    Re: what paint to use on your rails around pool?

    While swimming today (82° water) I leaned over the rail to chat with the wife... well I moved and my six pack(this is a total estimation on my part) was covered with white paint... So I need to figure out a way to not only paint the rails, but safely remove the old paint from the entire railing...

    Find anything out yet?
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    Re: what paint to use on your rails around pool?

    you would think any metal paint would wotrk. I just purchased an older pool and would like to paint the top rails and caps anyone with more ideas?
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    Re: what paint to use on your rails around pool?

    I haven't found anything specific yet either. I can't believe no one else has had this problem around here.
    24' x 52" AGP = 13.5k gallons
    Dynamo 2.0 HP pump,Sand Dollar sand filter
    Polaris 65 vacuum (good when there are a ton of leaves on bottom), Pool Rover Jr. (LOVE it, but power box dead right now), AquaCritter (an excellent suction side cleaner)

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    Re: what paint to use on your rails around pool?

    If they are metal rails I would use Rustoleum. If they are resin then I would search for a good quality resin paint. Marine grade paint is also a possibility but it is more expensive.
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    Re: what paint to use on your rails around pool?

    I suppose you ruff up the metal with sand paper and spray the rustoleum. My is all metal rals and caps so might try it on one cap and see how it works out.
    1988 Ceder Ridge
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    Re: what paint to use on your rails around pool?

    When we took the pool apart the other day to start our "remodel" with the new liner,etc., we could see some areas on the metal top plates for the uprights that the salt had some effect on. We sanded with a multi tool and sprayed with Rustoleum. My upright caps are resin but if I had to repaint my metal rails I would do a coat of Rustoleum primer and maybe some enamal on top of that or a Rustoleum enamal if they make it. Rustoleum would certainly be in the mix somewhere.
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