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Quikrete 10 oz. Liquid Cement Color - Buff


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
$593 /each

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Product Overview

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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Customer Questions & Answers

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

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

Asked by: Jesse
The typical dosage for two 50 lb. bags of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix, is one bottle. Maximum dosage would be approximately 1 bottle per 50 lb. bag. For best results, mix the QUIKRETE® Liquid Cement Color with the mixing water before adding it to the 50 lb. bag of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix. Please note that variations in mixing water amount, mixing time, curing conditions, and finishing techniques will cause color variations. We recommend trialing small batches to experiment and evaluating the color after at least 24 hours of curing to determine if the color is acceptable before initiating full scale project.
Answered by: QUIKRETEProductExpert
Date published: 2017-03-27

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

Can I use Portland cement to resurface areas of a concrete pool deck?

There are stress cracks that need to be ground down and filled but, I want to achieve the same color, somewhat and the texture. But, the deck is not mortar gray. It's an off white color. Will Portland cement achieve a somewhat color?
Asked by: Deez61
Please contact the QUIKRETE Technical Center at 1-800-282-5828 to discuss.
Answered by: QUIKRETEProductExpert
Date published: 2017-06-12
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Customer Reviews

10 oz. Liquid Cement Color - Buff is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 14.
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 I read previous reviews before using this product for the first time, which alerted me to the pot... I read previous reviews before using this product for the first time, which alerted me to the potential orangish color if used based on the product mixing instructions. I did a few trial mixes to see what the color would look like, but the wet mix with the colorant looks darker and grayer until the concrete dries. The winning ratio for a result that met my desired light sand color (i.e. tan or buff) was 1 ounce colorant per 80lb. quickrete mix. This is only 1/4 the amount suggested on the bottle, which enabled me to complete the project (coloring eight 80lb. concrete bags) with a single 10oz. bottle. Included is a picture of the finnished color, with critter stones embedded, using 1oz. to 80lb. concrete bag mix. I recommend the colorant and would use it again.
Date published: 2017-06-13
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 true color. I used this product even after other reviews saying it was to orange. An employee at the store said if you use to much it would be. I used less and the color came out great. I found mixing it in the water first made it easier to mix in the cement. I will use this again.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Amount to use per instructions was too dark so I thinned it down a bit. Was trying for a sandsto... Amount to use per instructions was too dark so I thinned it down a bit. Was trying for a sandstone color but it came out more pinkish than I wanted.
Date published: 2017-05-30
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 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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