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Painting is about the only thing you can do to your pool yourself. Other types of surface coating should be left to the professionals. You'll probably end up spending $600, more or less, for the job, (which could be a bargain) if you follow a few simple rules:
• Shake the paint at the paint store. Otherwise you could be in for a very sticky time of it.
• Stir, baby, stir. Anytime you work with paint, you've got to be prepared to 'stir'. You'll be using a two part epoxy repair material that has to be stirred immediately prior to use.
• To mix a small amount of material in a small can, you'll need a small mixer paddle. Attach an ordinary mixer paddle to a variable speed drill and you've got yourself a lean, mean stirrin' machine.
• The swimming pool repair material you will be using sets up within half an hour on a warm day, so you'll want to repair horizontal floor cracks and imperfections first. As the material hardens, move to vertical wall areas and you'll avoid a lot of the sags and drips most amateur painters make when they are in a hurry.