Use of Marine Paint on pool steps

jimnruthie

Member
Apr 14, 2009
18
Interlux Brightside polyurethane marine paint was used by a contractor to paint my pool steps this off season, and now it is peeling. I am planning to partially drain and have it re-painted after this season.

Safety data that I can find seems to relate to the paints application. Does anyone know anything about the safety of these paint peelings in my pool? I have two kids, age 3 and 5. Should I take care of this now?

Thanks
 

lynns

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Jun 11, 2010
50
New Jersey
I own a marine supply store and sell the Brightside Polyurethane. It really shouldn't be used on fiberglass that is always submerged in water (like pool steps). I know that sounds weird since it is used on boats but it's meant for boat sides and inside that isn't always "in" the water. When you are ready to paint them again, use Interlux Perfection instead. It will hold up much better.
As far as the safety information, did you try their website: www.yachtpaint.com or their technical service #1-800-468-7589
 

jimnruthie

Member
Apr 14, 2009
18
Thank you lynns.

I'll give them a call re the toxicity of the flakes, and I'll give this to the pool guy who used the paint on my steps.

Do you think the paints made for pools should be used vice marine paints?
 

lynns

LifeTime Supporter
Jun 11, 2010
50
New Jersey
Honestly, I'm not familiar with pool paint. Assuming the steps are fiberglass, I don't see a problem using marine paint. You just need to choose the right one. Perfection is a 2-part paint (like epoxy). This is the type of paint you want to use.
 
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