What Is the Cost to Paint Concrete Pool Decks and How to Prep This Spring

calander Mar 7 , 2022 user-iconAnderson Painting
Newly coated edge of a concrete pool

When things start to warm up in Raleigh, Wilmington, NC, and surrounding areas, it's the perfect time to think about outdoor pool renovations, including freshening up your concrete pool deck with some new coatings. Let’s explore the true cost to paint a concrete pool deck and how to prepare for such a project this spring.

What to Know About Pool Coating and Cost

How Much Does It Cost to Paint a Pool Deck?

The total cost of a pool deck painting project depends on multiple variables, including materials, labor, surface condition, surface area, location, and more. Opting for premium products and services will increase the price of your project in the short run, but you’ll reap the benefits for the long haul. If your pool deck’s current coatings are peeling off, you’ll also have to factor in additional prep and repair work. With so many factors at play, such a project has a wide price range.

Your average concrete pool deck paint will cost around $1-2 per square foot, and the typical pool deck is between 600 and 900 square feet in size – this makes the total average material cost somewhere around $1,125. As for labor costs, contractors may charge anywhere from $1-18 per square foot based on how complex the job is, how skilled the workers are, and how pay is calculated. So, on the low end, it might cost you around $2,000 to paint your pool deck; on the high end, this project can cost $12,000. Because the cost for concrete pool deck coating projects varies so widely, doing your homework and comparing contractors is crucial to getting the best deal and highest-quality services.

How to Prepare Your Pool Deck for New Coatings

In order to ensure that your fresh pool deck coatings last a long time and hold up against wear and tear, you must first properly prepare the underlying surface. Start by thoroughly cleaning your pool deck, sweeping away any debris, and washing away stains with a degreaser (e.g., dish soap or trisodium phosphate) and scrub brush. If your deck’s current coatings are peeling away, you’ll want to remove them so the new coatings can adhere properly. Blasting your deck with a pressure washer or abrasive blaster can help remove previous coatings; however, be careful not to damage the concrete or other nearby surfaces. Chemical strippers can also aid in removing old coatings. After you’ve removed the old paint, clean and rinse your pool deck once more. Now, your deck is ready for priming and painting.

Can You Paint a Deck in the Spring?

Spring is actually one of the best times to prep and paint your concrete pool deck, especially in a region like Raleigh or Wilmington where temperatures are consistently moderate. Ideally, you’ll want to apply these coatings when it’s dry and temperatures don’t dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Springtime in North Carolina offers plenty of days like this, despite the regular share of rainy days. Attempting to coat your pool deck in winter can result in numerous headaches due to cold temperatures, snow, ice, and so on. Conversely, the summer heat can take a toll on workers and interfere with proper curing – plus, you’ll want to be out there enjoying your renovated pool area by the time temperatures reach their peak in the summer months. By investing in this project during spring, your pool deck will be ready for use all season long.

Getting ready to apply fresh coatings to your pool deck this spring? Anderson Painting specializes in the installation of Penntek polyurea coatings for a variety of concrete surfaces. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!


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