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Concrete Overlay ColorsSee examples of colored concrete overlays and find color charts
The color options for concrete overlays are limitless. You can buy mixes that are pretinted like paint or you can add the pigment of your choice during mixing to produce custom hues.
Once the overlay is applied, experienced installers can achieve more elaborate color effects, such as antiquing or marbleizing, by accenting the base color with layers of topically applied color.
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Sample Overlay Color Charts
Uni-Mix® Color Packs
from Butterfield Color
Uni-Mix packs are premeasured doses of color for cementitious overlays, vertical overlays and microtoppings.
Lava Flow Metallic Epoxy
from Versatile Building Products
Achieve gorgeous color shifts and a subtle metallic sparkle with Lava Flow Color Packs for epoxy coatings.
These are just a sampling of the wide variety of colors available from various manufacturers.
Overlay coloring options include:
- Integral pigments
- Dry-shake color hardeners
- Colored liquid or powdered release agents (typically used with stampable overlays)
- Acid or water-based stains
- Tinted sealers
- Metallic pigments
Concrete Overlay Color Inspiration
Check out these examples to see what's possible with a colored concrete overlay:
For the flooring in Montana State's student union, a richly colored metallic epoxy overlay was used. The project also features a colorful logo created using a stencil.
Colors: 50/50 mix of brass and copper Aurora Epoxy Dust (from McKinnon Materials)
At a San Diego restaurant and casino, a vibrant flower petal design was created using a textured cement coating.
Colors: SC-36 Fast Stain in light-brown and EC-38 Liquid Dazzle in ruby (from Westcoat)
The final layers of this residential floor overlay were integrally colored, then a water-based stain was used to add richness and dimension.
Colors: TC-40 liquid colorant in smoke and SC-35 in onyx (from Westcoat)
This game room and bar area features a microtopping colored with layers of acid stain and dye. Warm tones were chosen to provide a cozy atmosphere.
Colors: Acid stain in pine and auburn and dye in cattail brown (from Bomanite)
A gray self-leveling overaly completes the hip industrial-modern look in the shared spaces of this apartment complex.
Colors: Gray integral pigments
For more pizzazz, you can even seed overlays with decorative aggregates, color chips, or recycled glass.