If you’re looking to refresh a faded pool deck or update its look, you may have come across pictures or information about painting pool decks. Before taking the plunge and applying paint to your pool deck’s surface, make sure to consider all the pros and cons of painting a pool deck and explore other options.
For many, painting a pool deck sounds like an ideal solution. Paint is often considered a quick and low-cost way to add color to a surface. It’s also viewed as a simple DIY that can be achieved by anyone who has access to the right paint and application tools—and the patience to apply the paint meticulously for the best result. Paint is also available in a wide variety of colors.Get a free quote
This overview of how to paint a pool deck is not meant to be used as a how-to guide. Always consult the manufacturer instructions on the paint you purchase to make sure you are applying it correctly.
It’s difficult to say how long a painted pool deck will last, as a lot of it depends on the type of use the pool deck gets. If it’s at a commercial property such as an apartment complex or hotel, it will surely get more use and therefore wear out faster than a painted pool deck at a private residence. A pool deck painted with the correct materials and proper techniques can last anywhere from 3 to 5 years, give or take (remember—it depends on how it’s used).
If you have a damaged pool deck, painting it is not the right solution. For example, if your pool deck is already chipping, the pool deck paint is not going to fix that problem. You will end up with chipped paint on top of your chipped concrete. Pool deck paint adheres best to a concrete pool deck that’s in great condition and doesn’t have any damage.
If you plan to paint your pool deck, keep in mind that paint eventually chips. So, if after 5 or so years it’s looking worse for the wear and you want to repaint it, you’re going to need to strip the surface and completely clean it again to apply a new coat of paint.
Resurfacing is a great option for people who want to update the look of their pool deck or repair a damaged pool deck without tearing out their existing surface.
A professional contractor can apply a concrete coating directly to the top of your existing pool deck. That means you don’t have to tear out the concrete you already have, saving you the mess and cost of a demolition job.
Concrete coatings can be applied in various ways to create different textures. After the coating is applied, an experienced decorative concrete contractor such as SUNDEK of Houston can customize the coating to give it a design you love.
Here is a general overview of how to resurface a pool deck, but the details vary depending on which products you use. This is not meant to be used as a how-to guide.
Concrete coatings are not easy to apply, so resurfacing a pool deck is not a simple DIY project. Although you can technically do it yourself, we recommend hiring a concrete contractor in your area who has experience applying coatings.
An experienced contractor such as SUNDEK of Houston has access to the proper tools for the job and knows the common pitfalls experienced when resurfacing and how to avoid them. If they’re a local company, they’re also familiar with what types of weather conditions are good and bad to resurface in (high humidity, for example, can lead to bubbling up—not a good look for a pool deck). For these reasons and more, it’s a good idea to get a quote from a professional.
The cost of your pool deck resurfacing project depends on many factors including how large your pool deck is and what type of condition is in, in addition to what type of design and product you want. In general, concrete resurfacing can cost as little as $3 per square foot or as much a $25 per square foot. Learn more about cost here.
The best way to get an accurate estimate for your project is to request a free quote.
With decorative concrete coatings, the design options are endless. You can go for something classic or create a custom look that’s specific to your style. We use SUNDEK products which gives us access to a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures.
Using stamping, we can even create the look of brick, cobblestone, natural stone, or any other material you like. Several commercial clients have asked us to create company logos while homeowners have asked us to imprint the logo of their favorite sport’s team. At SUNDEK of Houston, we love making our clients’ visions a reality.
At SUNDEK of Houston, we service Houston in addition to all the major cities in the area including Aldine, Baytown, Bellaire, Cinco Ranch, Cypress, Deer Park, Humble, Jersey Village, Katy, La Porte, League City, Meadows Place, Mission Bend, Missouri City, Pasadena, Pearland, Spring, Sugar Land, The Woodlands.
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