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    Epoxy Primer

    Item # A7720

      Special Product Note: Coverage: Approximately 200-250 sq ft per gallon (smooth surface)

      • This top-of-the-line Epoxy Primer is highly recommended for painting over plaster or smooth concrete surfaces.
      • Gives your pool paint a solid base coat, absorbs surface moisture and creates a more durable epoxy pool finish.
      • Designed for use with our Poxy Shield Paints - this quality primer can even be applied when the surface is damp, saves time!
      • Pool surface must be thoroughly cleaned with TSP surface cleaner before using any pool primer or paint.

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      Technical Specifications:

      • Apply One coat before painting with Super Poxy Shield
      • Coverage: Approximately 200 square feet per gallon.
      • For surface preparation:
             – Wash the pool with Tri-Sodium Phosphate. DO NOT use a soap-type detergent. It can leave a film on the surface which will result in poor paint adhesion.
             – Acid etching is required on bare masonry surfaces like concrete or plaster. It is also effective for removing chalky residue and hard mineral deposits on a previously painted pool.
             –We highly recommend repeating STEP 1: Wash the surface again with the tri-sodium phosphate solution to neutralize any remaining acid on the surface.





      What kind of surface can the Epoxy Primer be used on?
      – The Epoxy Primer can be used on most smooth surfaces. It can also be used on bare plaster or bare concrete, but can not be used on fiberglass. If the customer has a fiberglass pool they must use the Gunite Primer.

      What is the coverage on the Epoxy Primer?
      – The Epoxy Primer coverage is 200 square feet per gallon.

      Can this primer be applied to a wet surface?
      – YES, the Epoxy Primer can be applied to a slightly wet surface.

      How to Calculate the Square Footage of a Pool:
      1. Identify the shape of the pool - SEE BELOW
      2. Use the formula given to calculate the pool square footage.
      3. Divide the pools square footage by the sq. ft. per gallon of the desired paint to determine how many gallons of paint are needed.

       Pool Shape  Formula  Rectangular  Length x Width x 1.5 = Total Square Feet  Oval  Length x Width x 1.65 = Total Square Feet  Roman  Length x Width x 1.55 = Total Square Feet  Lazy L  Length x Width x 1.65 = Total Square Feet  Free Form  Length x Width x 1.6 = Total Square Feet

      Which Primer Should I Use?
      Use the chart below to determine which system is best for your type of pool surface.

      Surface Type Primer Paint (# of Coats)
      Smooth Concrete Epoxy Primer Poxy Shield (2)
      Smooth Concrete Epoxy Primer Super Poxy Shield (1)
      Smooth Concrete None Envirolon (2)
      Plaster Epoxy Primer Poxy Shield (2)
      Plaster Epoxy Primer Super Poxy Shield (1)
      Gunite Gunite Primer Super Poxy Shield (1)
      Aluminum Aluminum Primer * Poxy Shield (2)
      Aluminum Aluminum Primer * Super Poxy Shield (1)
      Steel Steel Primer Poxy Shield (2)
      Steel Steel Primer Super Poxy Shield (1)
      Fiberglass Gunite Primer Poxy Shield (2)
      Fiberglass Gunite Primer Super Poxy Shield (1)

      * Aluminum Primer is a Special Order. Please contact Dr. Pool for details. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipment.