Anyone have a suggestion on what kind of paint to use to paint the aluminum coping around the pool
Anyone have a suggestion on what kind of paint to use to paint the aluminum coping around the pool. It’s saltwater and our cover drags across it. The original paint has worn off. So it needs to withstand the conditions and dry fairly quickly.
rust: Appliance Paint.
phil: I saw a post from one of the moderators saying use Rust Oleum Flat White. I need to do mine too, but have no idea how I’m going to get a clean edge where the coping joins the concrete.
My cover cuts into the paint in a few spots too, and I don’t know why. Looks like metal on metal, but the cover buckles aren’t out that far. I’m going to put some masking tape on the spots to cushion it, but that isn’t fixing the root cause.
gina: painters tape.
phil: Gina, problem is the brushed concrete that comes right up to the coping. I don’t think the tape will be able to keep the paint from getting under the edge, will it?
gina: We use that or duck tape. Just put it to the edge of the coping. Duct, Siri.
phil: So you put the tape on the coping edge, not on the concrete? Quack!
debbie: I don’t know what to use. But I know what NOT to use. Coping paint sold at pool stores and Amazon. Scraped right off. We ended up getting rid of coping.
char: we bought marine grade paint form Lowe’s and hubby painted it. Ours is 31 years old and it looks brand new now. Our pool is 20×40 and it only took one can…I believe it’s quart size. Hubby taped it off with the blue painter’s tape and it did great too.
nancy: thank you so much!