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Quikrete 10 oz. Liquid Cement Color - Buff
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Quikrete

10 oz. Liquid Cement Color - Buff

  • Adds decorative touch to concrete, mortar and stucco
  • Mix with water and add to dry concrete mix
  • Provides permanent, integral color
$5.93 /each

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Quikrete 10 oz. Liquid Cement Color - Buff is used to enhance your cement based projects. Easy to use by mixing with water, then mixing into the dry mix, this color can also be added to stucco, sand topping and mortar. Quikrete 10 oz. Liquid Cement Color - Buff is integrated into the cement mix when used as directed, so the color will never fade away from your decorative projects.

  • Provides permanent integral color
  • Use to color concrete, mortar, sand topping or stucco
  • Mix with water, then mix with two 60 lb. or 80 lb. bags of concrete mix
  • Provides permanent color
  • Meets the requirements of ASTM C 979
  • Note: product may vary by store

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What color is buf?

What color is buf?
Asked by: Jerry
The color guide on the front of the bottle demonstrates a khaki type of color. I've used this to color a product for resurfacing the face of my fireplace surround. It has turned out to be a sorta light brown. We didn't want the grey color of the mix without colorant, and this was the only suitable choice. There is much red in the Buff color concentrate; depending on the batch we made, you can see it shift more to red tones ( darker = more brown) or more to yellow tones (lighter).
Answered by: janet
Date published: 2017-03-02

what tipe of cement do i need to make a patern

Asked by: Anonymous
of course that depends on the pattern, however you might consider vinyl cement as it is usable down to a very thin layer and hence would display patterns very well. If you are POURING a 4 inch driveway and just want to brush it, then standard concrete will do. If this is a form, or you are repairing an object like a fountain, then consider the vinyl cement.
Answered by: DrDave
Date published: 2016-01-18

How much color do i use per 50lb bag of Quikrete concrete?

Asked by: Jesse
Hi, It says on the bottle that it will color two 80 lb or two 60 lb bags of concrete mix. If you have one single batch to mix up, you should be fine using this colorant. If we go by their suggestions on the bottle, I would guess to use roughly half the bottle for one 50 lb bag IF you want it a darker brown tone, but perhaps only 1/3 the bottle if you want it a bit lighter. I do suggest you do a search about DIY coloring of concrete. What I read stated that even the professionals have disastrous results at times from trying to mix color into concrete. Two batches mixed exactly the same way can dry as drastically different colors. I used this color mixed with a Feather Finish mix in small batches to resurface a small fireplace surround. I was miserable after the fourth coat -still turned out looking rather odd! The problem for me was that the product at the beginning of the batch dried darker than the product at the end of the batch! AND if I ever troweled over an area one too many times, it was disastrous - dried a different color, created ripples / ridges, one mess or another. Color adds challenges to pouring or troweling concrete...or cement. I say either / or because the feather finish product I used could not be considered concrete (no sand or rock). I hope this helps.
Answered by: janet
Date published: 2017-03-25

I need a white or near white Quikrete 10 oz. Liquid Cement Color to mix with the N-type mortar. ...

I need a white or near white Quikrete 10 oz. Liquid Cement Color to mix with the N-type mortar. Do you offer this product in this color?
Asked by: Snake
If you are trying to acieve a white color with a gray cement based product, this cannot be accomplished with QUIKRETE® Liquid Cement Color (No. 1317). It would be recommended to use a white Portland cement based product. QUIKRETE® Glass Block Mortar (No. 1610) is a white cement based Type S Mortar, which depending on your project you may be able to use. You may contact the QUIKRETE® Technical Center at 1-800-282-5828 to further discuss your options.
Answered by: QUIKRETEProductExpert
Date published: 2016-11-21
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10 oz. Liquid Cement Color - Buff is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Only Available Online I like the liquid cement product but not the buff color which has too much orange in it. One bottle colors a lot. I used the liquid color in stucco mix. There are several caveats. You must mix the product with the water to be used in the dry cement mix. The mixture must be well mixed to avoid streaks in finished product. If several mixtures will be made to do the complete project you must ensure that the same amount of water is used for each mixture to get the same depth of color. Do not add any water to the mixture once some of it has been used as the color will be lighter in the remaining mixture. This summer Home Depot stopped carrying the cement color in the stores. You must now order the product online. This happened to me in the middle of a project which was frustrating!
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quickrete Cement Color I used this product (with 3 other available colors) as a pigment additive for the Quickrete Mortar mix to construct my own landscape boulders. I mixed different volumes of each of the colors, to allow each rock to exhibit its own characteristics, much like Mother Nature would do. It also provides a lightweight alternative to "real" boulders that would have weighed many more pounds and therefore moving/placing them in position much more difficult. A fun project that allowed us to put our own creative spin into the final product.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Terrible coloring. Turned my concrete orange. Not a tan or buff
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product and fast shipping I was very impressed that the product arrived well boxed and in a very timely manner. Unfortunately, one of the boxes had a few bottles that had leaked. After a call to the customer service offices to let them know of the problem, they instantly solved the problem and quickly resent more product. They were courteous, helpful and genuinely wanted to solve the problem. Good job. High praise.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I've used this product several times before and know that precise mixing is important to get unif... I've used this product several times before and know that precise mixing is important to get uniform color! However, my last resurfacing was a disaster resulting in several different colors on a straight 6'x40' walkway! Big difference of ivory/beige and copper colored! Looks terrible! Quickrete replaced the material but this will result in another 2 days of my labor to redo!
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from CAREFUL! The coloring works great! HERE IS THE PROBLEM: the color you see on the cover of the bottle is NOTHING like the final product. It is a darker tan, not the ivory or "buff" you see on the face of the product. A better view of the final color is what you see on the last frame of the product expanded view above. I purchased at the store thinking it was an ivory. I could not use as it is a darker tan.
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've used this color for pavers for over three years now and it is very consistent and just the r... I've used this color for pavers for over three years now and it is very consistent and just the right color for me. Easier to use than mixing powders or other brands.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Inaccurate Color Description I used this Quikcrete Liquid Cement Color to add to my stucco for the wall I built in my front hard. I got the buff color because it most closely resembled the color of my house. It was NOT buff or anything even close! Mixing it specifically as suggested on the package, it came out an orange color and inconsistent. It dried blotchy, but on the light areas of blotchy, it seemed close to buff, so, I decided that maybe if I cut it in half for the other side of the wall (the side the public would see), it would come out buff color. NOPE! It came out blotchy peach color. So, needless to say, I have a very expensive block wall that I poured my blood, sweat, and tears into that is multicolored. Obviously, there was no way for me to return this and get my money back or fix the problem, so I'm left with what it is. This of course, is a Quikrete problem, not Home Depot. I suggest you not buy this product until they fix whatever problem it has with it's color!
Date published: 2016-09-13
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