LESLIE: Howard in Tennessee is on the line and needs some help making things around the pool not so slippy. He’s looking for a recomenmdation for concrete pool deck paint. What’s going on?
HOWARD: We have a concrete deck around our pool and it has been painted before, years ago. And I was going to pressure-wash it and I wondered what kind of paint surface to put on there that would not be slick where people would fall.
TOM: Mm-hmm. Yeah. So I think what you want, Howard, is a paint with an anti-slip coating. There are paints out there that have some abrasion to them. And so they are specifically designed for stairs and wet locations like just what you’re suggesting – paint surface for concrete pool deck paint.
I know there’s one at Home Depot that’s called Sure Step – S-u-r-e-S-t-e-p. It’s made by Insl-X and it has some pretty good ratings. Folks seem to be very happy with it. And it’s designed as an exterior coating that does just that. It can go on concrete.
And what I would caution you, though, is if you are going to pressure-wash, you want to make sure that that surface gets really dry and that you’re lifting off any loose paint. Because as good as the topcoat of paint is, if it’s not sticking, it’s not going to do you any good. So, you want to make sure you – if you’re going to pressure-wash it, that’s great. But make sure that loose paint’s gone and then give it a good couple of days in the sun to dry before you put the next layer of paint on it.
But take a look at that Sure Step product and I think that’s exactly what you need for a paint surface for concrete pool deck paint.
HOWARD: Well, thank you so much. And I’d just like to say I love your show. It’s very informative and here in Tennessee, we like it.
TOM: Well, we thank you so much for listening there in Tennessee, Howard, and have a great day.
HOWARD: Thank you, sir.