Using Cement Color Additives
Featured Product: Cement Color
Cementitious materials such as concrete mixes and most cement-based repair products can be pigmented with appropriate additives. Below is a guide for using Sakrete® Cement Colors.
1. Use a maximum of 1 lb of Sakrete Cement Color per 80 lb or 60 lb bag of Sakrete Concrete, Sand or Mortar Mix to achieve a rich color.
2. If a lighter color is preferred, mix less Cement Color to achieve desired tint but care must be taken to keep proportions of color additives and materials the same from batch to batch.
3. Add the selected cement color amount to the water and briefly mix the water and color additive together using a drill.
4. Add the cement-based material to the pigmented water and mix for several minutes using the drill. The material should be thoroughly blended and free of lumps.
5. Once the material and the pigmented water has been blended together, begin applying the material.
Use Sakrete Cement Color to pigment materials used in the construction of driveways, slabs, patios, walkways, curbs, stairs, ramps. Can also be used in stucco and mortar.
For complete product information, please refer to the product data sheet.
- Concrete & Sand Mix
- Post Setting - Round Post
- Post Setting - Square Post
- Filling a Round Hole (For Post Supports) and Filling Sakrete Form Tubes
- Polymeric Sand/Paver Set/Perma Sand
- US Cold Patch
- All Weather Black Top Patch
- Maximizer Post Setting - Round Post
- Maximizer Post Setting - Square Post
- Maximizer Filling a Round Hole and Filling Sakrete Form Tubes
- Mortar Mix
- Surface Bonding Cement
- Top'n Bond & Flo-Coat
- B-1 Leveler
Calculated results will reflect how many bags are needed for Block and Brick.
Enter the number of bricks (8" x 2" x 4") or blocks (8" x 8" x16") in the box below that you plan to use for your project. The calculator will then tell you the number of bags you need based on the different size of bags we carry.
This calculator is based on a 3/8" mortar joint. All yields are approximate and do not include an allowance for waste, uneven subgrade or any other variations from the joint size and brick and block sizes noted above.
Results will change if form of measurement is updated.