Can I put regular glitter in my pool deck paint?

Sheila Atchison
by Sheila Atchison
Can I put regular glitter in my concrete paint for pool decking?
  4 answers
  • William William on Jun 21, 2016
    In general, though, there are two issues with doing a glitter finish: 1. regular glitter just disappears into paint and won't show up as sparkle. 2. techniques to get it to lay on the surface usually involve suspending the glitter in a transparent medium like glaze or polyurethane, or blowing the glitter onto a wet, freshly painted surface. But, without a protective coat, the glitter is also more prone to flaking off.
  • Sheila Atchison Sheila Atchison on Jul 03, 2016
    I bought a large transparent glitter at a craft store. The paint guy at True Value mixed it in for me and when I was painting it was not visible. When it dried it was beautiful, very glittery! I'm very pleased with it!!
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    • Cindy Cindy on May 13, 2022

      Hi Sheila, I am resurfacing my pool deck and want to add glitter also. Was there a particular brand of glitter you used? The glitter I am seeing looks like sugar/salt. Is this correct?

      Thank you for your input in advance.


  • Christian Matthew Christian Matthew on May 26, 2019

    Ok so I added the glitter yo the paint and when I didn't notice it enough on the edging I decided to shake glitter after each painted squared section. Looks amazing. I'll put up a video on YouTube to show the results. Hope it lasts now last a few rains

  • Becky Tolar Reynolds Becky Tolar Reynolds on Jun 18, 2021

    Any videos of anyone's pool with added glitter to paint?