Ramuc Pool Epoxy
Ramuc Pool Epoxy
When can I expect delivery?
When can I expect delivery?
Cape Town, Durban, Gauteng: 10 Days | Other areas: 12 Days | Sorry, no delivery to outlying areas and farms.
Ramuc Pool Epoxy is a long-lasting paint system designed to protect concrete, plaster, gunite, and fiberglass swimming pools and spas. The epoxy paint offers superior durability, improved chemical resistance, and superior adhesion, making it easy to maintain and extend the life of the swimming pool surface.
- Painting should be done on days when the temperature is above 10 Degrees Celsius and not warmer than 32 Degrees Celsius.
- Do not apply paint when rain is imminent.
Ramuc Pool Epoxy provides unsurpassed stain, chemical and abrasion resistance and two coats offer up to 8 years of service life.
1:1 by volume A:B
PAINT COVERAGE of 10 Liters
- Bare surfaces: 25 to 35 square meter
- Re-coats: 45 to 55 square meter
SIZES OF PAINT BATCHES:
- We recommend to mix batches of maximum 4 Liter at a time
- To make 4 Liters of paint, mix 2L of part A and 2L of part B together
- For a 2 Liters batch of paint, mix 1L of part A and 1L of part B together
- Part A - 5L
- Part B - 5L
DRYING TIME BEFORE 2ND COAT:
- 16 to a maximum of 72 hours
- If it takes longer than 72 hours before the second coat is applied for whatever reason, the painted surface with the first coat have to be soft sanded before applying a second coat.
FINAL DRYING TIME AFTER 2 EPOXY COATS ARE APPLIED:
- Outdoor Pool: 5-7 days before filling.
- Indoor Pool: 10-14 days before filling.
- Ensure adequate ventilation.
OVERVIEW OF APPLICATION
Step 1: Clean the pool surface area and get it ready to apply paint (DAY 1)
- Aged plaster should be checked for integrity. Check for hollow, weak and crumbling plaster and repair the plaster before painting.
- Use Ramuc Clean & Prep Solution to clean the surface by following the directions on the container. The product degrease and dissolve mineral deposits, increases porosity that create maximum adhesion. Unlike other acid-based cleaners, Ramuc Clean & Prep Solution neutralises when diluted with water and is safe to use near plants and grass.
- Use a pressure washer to remove loose material, debris and dirt.
- If surface is exceptionally hard, we recommend sanding with an #80 grit sandpaper to create surface profile prior to applying the first coat of epoxy.
- New concrete and plaster surfaces must be cured and dry for 28 days prior to painting.
Step 2: Check surface dryness
CONDENSATION TEST: After all cleaning is complete, allow the surface to dry. Average time varies according to climate and porosity of the substrate.
- Tape 50 cm x 50 cm pieces of transparent plastic to areas in the deep end wall, floor and several other areas of the pool.
- Wait 4 hours during daytime to determine if condensation has formed underneath the plastic.
- If condensation is evident, the surface is not dry enough to paint. Remove the plastic and wait 24 hours to perform the test again and continue until no condensation forms.
- This ensures that the surface is dry enough to apply paint.
- Ensure that no rain is expected during the next 36 hours before painting starts.
- Optional, but recommended: Use masking tape to cover inlet spouts and mosaic tiles that should not be painted
- Follow directions on containers.
- The paint is supplied in 2 parts. The mixing ratio is 1 to 1.
- Thus, 1 part A is mixed with 1 part B.
- Mix the 2 parts well together and apply the entire mix within 3 hours. In other words, the potlife of the product is 3 hours.
- No rain or water should be allowed during painting or the initial drying period onto the surface.
- IMPORTANT: Ensure that garden irrigation and all watering systems nearby the pool are turned off.
Step 4: Re-coat with a second coat
- After 16 hours and no longer than 72 hours after completion of the first coat, painting of the final (second) coat should be done.
- Ensure that no rain or water come in contact with the painted surface for 6 hours after painting
Step 5: Allow the epoxy painted outdoor pools to cure for 7 days after painting
- Painted surface will be touch-dry in a few hours, but in order for the epoxy to harden and cure it should be kept dry for at least 7 days
- If rain occurs during the 7 day drying period, sponge dry after every occurrence of rain and add more drying time
- The drying time for indoor pools is 14 days
Step 6: Fill the swimming pool with water
- Fill the pool with water
- Ensure chemical water balance as for marble plaster surfaces, of which the most important parameters to test and adjust is the following:
- Keep the Total Alkalinity (TA) between 80 and 120 ppm (parts per million)
- The pH should be kept between 7.2 and 7,6
- The level of Free Chlorine should be maintained between 1 and 3 ppm