How to Paint a Picture on a Pool Floor

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Decorating the ground of your pool adds a colorful, personalized touch to your own backyard. Though it may look daunting, the process isn’t so much hard as time-consuming; it’s a feasible DIY project should you get enough time. Before you start, you need to pick between a epoxy pool paint and a acrylic pool paint. Epoxy paints last up to eight decades, but cost around $100 per gallon. Acrylics are half the cost and easier to work with, but last just three decades or so.

Prepare Your Pool

Open the hydrostatic valves in your pool, then submerse the pool pump and drain the water.

Clean any debris from the underside of the pool, then power-wash the surface. Await the pool to dry. If you used a great deal of water when power washing, you might need to use the submersible pump again.

Apply a base coat of primer (usually white) into the entire bottom of the pool, and to the walls, if you like. Await the coat to dry.

Paint the Picture

Lightly sand the part of the pool floor in which you would like to paint the picture.

Draw your picture, using marker or chalk. If you’re uncomfortable doing this freehand, you can set up a projector and trace over the lines.

Fill in the outlines by brushing the pool paints. You can save time if you paint all the sections of one color before continuing to a new color.

Await the paints to dry, then roll on a layer of waterproof finish.

Wait five days for the paint and end to fully dry before refilling your pool.

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