I'm having a heck of a time finding anything to stick to pool deck. It has behr solid concrete stain on it, no sealer, just a few years old. We pressurewashed then used H&C concrete stain (dark color). A few days later they tell me its scratching up. So we pressurewashed it up put a primer down, H&C again. Didn't work. Pressure wash again primer and paint comes up "what a mess" Switched to Behr 1part Epoxy 24 hrs later scrapable again. I'm goin to wait a week and check the epoxy again. ANY Suggestions????????????????????????
Well, I learned quite a bit about the subject, since I just did one.
Your post is a little confusing, are you trying to cover it with "epoxy" paint or stain? One thing I noticed is that you didn't specify what cleaner you used. It's more important to clean it with tsp or an etching compound than powerwashing. Also, check out Kooldeck. This is the first coating used on bare concrete for pool decks. It sticks well and stays cool so you don't burn your skin.
The one I did had a coat of Kool deck and a coat of deck paint. Had zero problems with the new coat of paint.
After all the posts I made and the reps I talked to, I wound up using muralo kwik Tred since it has some sheen and the HO went and got it. Cleaned with "green" tsp and painted it. Read wolverines posts in the thread tim provided. One part epoxy may or may not really be an epoxy. The pooldeck products are acrylic polymers. They get treated like an epoxy, but aren't really epoxies.
My suggestion is to etch with a strong cleaner, and coat with Kool Deck.
Hope this helps.