Paint Question 911

J~Kat

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Jul 23, 2021
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Los Banos, CA
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Besides color what else’s does paint due ? Could a pool be stained or dyed ? What’s the going rate to have a pool painted ? How difficult is it to paint yourself ?

Thx in advance for any and all replies
 

joepaiii

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May 16, 2013
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Allen, TX
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Besides color what else’s does paint due ? Could a pool be stained or dyed ? What’s the going rate to have a pool painted ? How difficult is it to paint yourself ?

Thx in advance for any and all replies
Paint is not a good solution for a plaster pool. It is not difficult to do yourself but it doesn't last that long and you may have to do it much more frequently than plaster - some say every year or two.

I have never heard of staining or dying pool plaster. The whole point of new plaster would be to add additional layer of water proofing or to replace existing waterproofing so staining an existing poor layer of waterproofing would do nothing for you other than change the look.
 

J~Kat

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Jul 23, 2021
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Los Banos, CA
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Paint is not a good solution for a plaster pool. It is not difficult to do yourself but it doesn't last that long and you may have to do it much more frequently than plaster - some say every year or two.

I have never heard of staining or dying pool plaster. The whole point of new plaster would be to add additional layer of water proofing or to replace existing waterproofing so staining an existing poor layer of waterproofing would do nothing for you other than change the look.
I’m new to this but “Plaster” as in the same as a house is plastered ?
 

Bperry

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Would there be water seepage if the paint peeled off all the way down to the shotcrette ? A large amount of peel that is
Yes. If you have a shotcrete pool, the plaster layer that you see is what keeps it waterproof. If that layer (or paint if it was used instead) would leak if there os any that peeled off.
 

J~Kat

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Yes. If you have a shotcrete pool, the plaster layer that you see is what keeps it waterproof. If that layer (or paint if it was used instead) would leak if there os any that peeled off.
Okay I know shotcrete cause I drive a concrete mixer an have done shotcrete jobs but never seen the finish work. How do I tell if it’s plaster over shotcrete ? It’s visible that there’s paint on there.
 

Bperry

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Okay I know shotcrete cause I drive a concrete mixer an have done shotcrete jobs but never seen the finish work. How do I tell if it’s plaster over shotcrete ? It’s visible that there’s paint on there.
I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of someone painting directly over shotcrete but I suppose it’s possible. More than likely it’s been plastered and then someone later came along and painted it (if there really is paint on it).

The plaster should be pretty smooth and could look like paint. Got a picture? Your profile says it’s a plaster finish.

I’ve also seen a few people had fiberglass over the gunite but I’m not sure how common that is either.