Water Based or Solvent Based Pool Paint? Which is right for you?
Water Based or Solvent Based Swimming Pool Paint? Which is right for you? Consider the Advantages and Disadvantages of our two best-selling Swimming Pool Paints, WB148 Single-Pack Acrylic Water Based, or A148 Chlorinated Rubber Solvent Based. All comparisons based on the same coverage rate of up to 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat.
|WB148 Single-Pack Acrylic Water Based Swimming Pool Paint (info...)
|Life Expectancy - 3-4 years (Dependent on Water Quality and maintenance)
|Longer Life for indoor pools
|Virtually VOC-Free (Water Based)
|Good Green Credentials - Will continue onward production and availability
|Warmer Weather dependent for Application
|Can be applied over all Pool Coating Types as well as New surfaces
|New Concrete surface must be over 8 weeks old
|Full Colour Range
|A148 Chlorinated Rubber Solvent Based Swimming Pool Paint (info...)
|Life Expectancy - 5-6 years (Dependent on Water Quality and maintenance)
|Longer Life for outdoor pools
|VOC-Compliant (Solvent Based)
|Not so Environmentally Friendly - Will see a gradual phase out until discontinued
|Lower Temperature Application and Shower-Proof in 30 Minutes
|Should only be used over existing Chlorinated Rubber Paints or New surfaces
|New Concrete surface Must Be over 4 Weeks old
|Full Colour Range
|For Professional Use Only in all Environments
When to use a Professional Decorator
Subject to the product, substrate, building etc, a Professional Decorator or Contractor may be required to perform the task of applying certain high-performance coatings. This is because some products contain potentially harmful chemicals and solvents and when they are in a wet form, will have higher than normal VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and must not be used by an unqualified person.