What happens if you use an epoxy based paint over an acrylic or rubber based paint in a swimming pool?
Using incompatible paints can result in devastating results. Do an online search for Ramuc swimming pool paints. They have great information regarding what paints are compatible with others. I believe the web site is ramuc.com
Beside the chemisty involved, probably the most important difference to you is that oil based paints require a solvent such as mineral spirits (paint thinner) for clean up while acrylic paints only require water. Generally, an acrylic or latex water based paint is going to be easier for you to work with.
Swimming pool paint companies do not recomment mixing paint types rubber goes back on rubber or epoxy back on epoxy So if you want epoxy, sandblast off the rubber. BTW Silica sand is very toxic and best left to the pros, the paint ain't much to help out the health either. Take special care when painting, Kelly Tech is a good paint source good swimming getapool.com
The main difference is that acrylic is water based and enamel is oil based. You can almost always tell the base of a paint by looking at the 'cleanup and thinning ' instructions. Oil based enamels are indeed oil based, however, there are many water based enamels on the market. Enamel designates that the surface is hard.
Do you realize that you can get FLAT ACRYLIC PAINT. Flat paint refers to the gloss level. You may want Gloss, Satin, Lowsheen or Flat. Acrylic paint on the other hand refers to what the paint is based on or what binder is being used. Acrylic paint is also refered to as waterbased paint. You most likely are referring to putting flat acrylic over lowsheen or gloss acrylic. In answer to your question - as…
No, I wouldn't advise it. Oil based paint and acrylics don't really attach to each other(chemically). In art painting it is done, (waterbased acrylic gesso, oil paint over it) but I was told by a museal expert that these paintings won't last longer than 30 to 50 years. In house paint, I did use it (on expert's advice) the other way around (oil based primer, waterbased acrylic over it). Oil based primer is stronger than…
100% acrylic paint can definitely go over latex. Acrylic paint actually is the same thing as latex paint. Some manufacturers differentiate their products as 100% acrylic and also have a product called latex that is made of acrylic plus co binders and other additives. So while one is 100% acrylic and the other is a mixture they are both water based and considered latex.
Yes you can with either an enamel (oil based) undercoat first or an acrylic (water based) undercoat first..... then apply your enamel topcoat. The only problem being, as time goes by, is that you acrylic base coat continues to flex with the warm and cooler temperatures around the year. Enamel paint after a few years starts to harden and the flexing of the acrylic paint beneath will make it crack. Firelighter ... Australia