Over time, exposure to weather, sunlight, and normal wear and tear will eventually damage any outdoor painted surface. Once you see signs of paint fading, cracking, flaking, or peeling, it's time to repaint.
Your parking lot is one of the first things residents and guests see. Make sure it's safe, easy to navigate, and regularly painted. Our selection of do-it-yourself painting and patching supplies makes it easy to get professional-looking results without the professional expense. And, most jobs can be completed in hours, not days.
Painting helps you control and direct traffic around your parking lot. Here are four easy ways to make your parking lot safe and user-friendly:
Remember, painting a parking lot can be a big job. Make it more manageable by dividing the parking lot into sections and tackle only one area at a time.
Weather conditions and everyday traffic can take a toll on even the best maintained roads and parking lots. If you notice cracks or holes in the pavement, fix them as soon as possible. Follow these best practices for a successful asphalt repair:
The following tips will help keep your parking lot in good condition and save you money on repair costs.
Loose or broken tiles around your pool or spa are an accident waiting to happen. Use an underwater tile repair kit to fix damaged tiles in pools, spas, or fountains without draining the water.
Before painting the inside of a swimming pool, spa, or fountain, clean and degrease the surface for better paint coating and adhesion. Rust-Oleum Pool Cleaner & Prep Solution cleans all painted surfaces, removes mineral deposits, and makes concrete surfaces more porous for better paint coating.
Choosing the right pool paint is key to a successful pool painting job. Acrylic pool paints and epoxy pool paints are the most common types of coating used for pools, spas, and fountains. Each type of paint has advantages. Learn more about pool paint.
If your pool is already painted, you need to know the existing pool paint type. Not all paints are compatible with one another. Using the wrong paint type can create poor adhesion and blistering. For example, if your pool currently has an epoxy paint surface, you must repaint with epoxy paint instead of an acrylic paint.
Also, make sure to get the right paint roller for a quality finish and ease of application. Rollers hold a large amount of paint for improved efficiency and productivity. Learn more about paint applicators.
Playground equipment with chipped or flaking paint is more than an eyesore. It's also a serious health and choking hazard for children. Inspect your play equipment regularly for signs of aging or damaged paint, then promptly repair or repaint. Use the following tips to give play equipment a fresh look and a durable, long-lasting finish:
If you're painting metal equipment:
If you're painting wooden equipment:
Painting playground equipment with a regular brush can be time and labor intensive. The innovative Wooster Jumbo-Koter Pipe Painter with adjustable twin rollers lets you quickly paint two sides of a pipe or pole simultaneously. Watch this video to see how fast and easy painting play equipment can be.