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Kool Deck Paint or Stain

Posted by alan_gardener (My Page) on
Thu, May 3, 07 at 22:38

I have Kool Decking around my pool that is looking very weathered and I'd like to paint/stain it. I was going to use Behr 1-Part Epoxy on it(says on the brochure that it's for Kool Decks) but Home Depot said that it would bond well and look good but would take away from what the Kool Decking does - ie - stay cool. I was told the same thing about stains from a Glidden sales rep. I went to a pool supplies company and picked up some Xcel Surfaces Top Coat to use instead. Regarding this, I was told that it would only last 1-2 years. So, my question is, can I paint/stain my Kool Deck or is it of such a different chemical composition that it won't take staining/painting well? I would like to roll something on that lasts and resists the hot sun here in Arizona. Thx for the help.

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RE: Kool Deck Paint or Stain

Mortex sells a Kool Deck repair kit and you can choose your collor. They are the makers of Kook Deck so that might be your best bet.

If you have time, drop in to my site below and post a picture of your deck. Myself or another member may be able to give you a better answer

Here is a link that might be useful: pool help

RE: Kool Deck Paint or Stain

Personal experience- hate Mortex, it peeled. Xcel top coat is great and should last longer than 1-2 years. Pressure wash first and remove and patch any bad old kool deck. We're in the Vegas area so weather is similar, good luck. Barb

RE: Kool Deck Paint or Stain

I have a Spraycrete Deck, but I think it's just a different name for the same thing. I was given one of the sheets with around 10 colors to pick from. I wanted a different color, and they told me that they don't often tell customers this, but they get the paint from Porter Paints and that I could choose any Porter Paint color and they could use it. Might be worth checking into. BTW, my deck is always cool, even in the Florida summers.


RE: Kool Deck Paint or Stain

What about a solvent based stain on clay coping and concrete pool deck? Need color to hide previous application of latex paint.

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