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- Hide Stains, Mimic Nature, Add Interest
- Concrete Color Charts
- Ways to Color Concrete
- Concrete stains
- Integral Color
- Dry-Shake Color Hardener
- Concrete Dyes
- Comparison Chart: Concrete Coloring Products
- Tips for Getting Great Results
- How to Cure Colored concrete
- Tips for Getting the Best Results with Color
- Achieving Different Color Effects with Stains and Dyes
- Where to Get Color Inspiration
- Design Ideas for Colored Concrete
- Which Color Scheme is Right for Your Home?
- Creating color and texture with Stamped Concrete
- Adding Interest with Exposed Aggregate
- Creating Excitement with Color: Endless Possibilities with Polymer Stain
- Concrete Dyes Expand the Color Palette of Concrete Stains
- Maintaining and Troubleshooting Colored Concrete
- Maintaining colored concrete
- Understanding colored concrete: Common problems, why they occur, and how to avoid or fix them
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- Colored Concrete Specs from Davis Colors: MSDS and tech safety sheets for tilt-ups, paving, cast-in-place, masonry, and precast
- Guide to Buying Concrete Stains and Dyes
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Maintaining Colored Concrete
When properly protected and cared for, colored concrete will retain its beauty for decades. Maintenance requirements will vary depending on the type of color used and the exposure conditions. Ask the color manufacturer or your decorative concrete contractor for the best the care and maintenance procedures for your installation. You can also review this section about cleaning concrete.
For most projects, manufacturers will recommend applying a clear sealer to newly colored concrete for additional protection from abrasion, chemicals and UV exposure. A sealer can also provide aesthetic benefits by adding some sheen and intensifying the color effects. For exterior surfaces or concrete subject to heavy wear, it may be necessary to reapply a new coat of sealer every year or two to preserve the color.
For more information, see these maintenance and protection solutions for decorative concrete.
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