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    Default Pool deck coating

    Anybody used one of the DIY coatings and had good results? My only issue with the bare concrete is a few stains and how bright it is in direct sunlight. Heat isn't bad, maybe some reflective heat. Just wanna darken it up some but dont want it peeling in a couple of years....

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    I don’t know about the DIY stuff but I have Kool Deck on mine, and it is starting to pop up in a lot of places now after about ten years. Wish I would have just gone with plain concrete or a stained concrete.

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    Mine is concrete as well and I have been looking at getting it coated with something. I don’t want it to look janky or start peeling up and create a bigger issue. No real complaints with concrete, but it’s bright and I have a few stains.

    You can stain it now, but I’m afraid it will be very slick. That’s what I’d like to do, just because I like the way it looks. I suppose you could put a little grit in the coating to help that.

    Anyway, I’ll be following this.

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    I stained my pool deck and surrounding concrete back in June of this year with Richard’s silicone acrylic concrete stain. It looks good so far. Minimal change in the concrete texture. I think you can also get some kind of additive to give it some added texture. It comes pre mixed in several different colors. I picked mine up at Lexington Paint and flooring.

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    If it's bare, no sealer, etc. I would use an acid based concrete stain. Nothing to peel up.
    Low country redneck who moved north

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    What did you decide?

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    if I'm debating between something, I would wait on Chessbay to pick.. undoubtedly it'll be nice as hell.

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    Going to look into the stain further. Wbrown's account of the Kooldeck coming up is steering me away from any kind of coating. I assumed that stuff is what all others are measured against. I'd rather maintain bare concrete than deal with shit peeling up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Headhunter View Post
    I stained my pool deck and surrounding concrete back in June of this year with Richard’s silicone acrylic concrete stain. It looks good so far. Minimal change in the concrete texture. I think you can also get some kind of additive to give it some added texture. It comes pre mixed in several different colors. I picked mine up at Lexington Paint and flooring.
    Is this the same place as E.D.'s?

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    Stains should penetrate (not peel), coatings coat (and will peel). Any coating on an exterior horizontal surface sitting on a big hard concrete sponge will peel over time. I'd stain with the best penetrating stain I could find.

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    like you know what you're talking about....
    Ugh. Stupid people piss me off.

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