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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
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$735

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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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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
10 oz.
Product Depth (in.)
2.375
Product Height (in.)
6
Product Length (in.)
2.375

Details

Additive Type
Cement Colorant
Color Family
Beige
Color/Finish
Beige
Recommended Application
Concrete
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

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Questions & Answers

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Can the Quikrete product be used with a waterproof cement?

Asked by Rick August 20, 2020
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you can use this color mix on any type of concrete. Just make sure that you be Consistent with each batch you mix.

The color that is actually in the bottle is bright terra-cotta. Is this right? Shouldn’t it look like a warm grey color?

Asked by Jane April 1, 2020
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I've actually found the color to be pretty close to that pictured on the bottle; however, I do stretch it farther than the recommended ratio. I use approximately 1 bottle per 180 lbs of sacrete concrete mix. I mix the colorant with water into a 5 gallon bucket, and then add to the concrete from there. That way I can also preserve the colored water mix for later if I don't want to use it all at once...

How do I make a matching slurry coat

Asked by DiyMamma September 29, 2019
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I used the same little scoop and measured water until I got to desired color and continue to mix batches from my original batch. Just make sure when mixing original make sure to get all color out of scoop before adding more color into scoop. I used an old coffee scoop i had for my color. Make sure to shake well before use.

Is it biohazard , can I fly with this in my luggage

Asked by DKL September 17, 2018
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I assume so, as it is just coloring that is non-volatile. But to be certain, please check with TSA.

Do y’all sell this product by the bulk

Asked by Brenda August 28, 2018
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Yes, it can be purchased online in bulk. Large quantities aren't carried in the stores.

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

Asked by Deez61 June 9, 2017
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No .you will need to you a Concrete resurfacing kit. Portland cement will not bond.and will crack from stress and heat.

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

Asked by Jesse March 24, 2017
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It depends on your desired final color. I used half a bottle for an 80 lb bag of mortar mix and it gave the tan/sandish color I was wanting. More is darker less is lighter. If you are picky and want an exact shade you will need to do test with your exact material, measuring precisely and letting it dry an extended time. I noticed it still had subtle color shifts until about 4 weeks of curing.

What color is buf?

Asked by Jerry January 28, 2017
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It depends on how you mixed it. I followed the directions of 1/2 bottle for one 80 lb bag of gray mortar and it came out a tan light brown. When wet it will be a dark brown. There will be a slight pink hue when first dried but that fades in several weeks. At least that is what mine did.

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

Asked by Snake November 20, 2016
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I do not see that they offer that. Probably better to start with a white mortar mix.

Can it be used to paint the cement floor or cement joint between rocks? If yes, how much water sh...

Asked by CW November 3, 2016
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This is not a paint that would provide a layer of color. It does have some staining effect but that is not the purpose. This is dye to be mixed into the concrete substrate itself, prior to curing. I think you would be better off with a penetrating stain designed for such.

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Final color is indeed sand/tan buff. Do not judge the final color until a month of drying and ex...
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Final color is indeed sand/tan buff. Do not judge the final color until a month of drying and exposure. I am very happy with this product. I used the 5 oz (half bottle) of the buff color per full bag of grey Quikrete 80 lb. mason mix and it achieves a nice buff sand / light brown color on my 1,000 ft^2 flagstone patio. I used it for mortar between my stones, underlayment of stones, and a stucco surface on stair risers. Many reviews were dissatisfied with the color but in my experience that is due to the user not tightly controlling variables and not giving it time to dry to the final color. Do not judge the final color until a month of drying and exposure. Once mixed with water, the product is orange, when mixed with grey mortar it is a chocolate brown, once dry it is a lighter brown/tan with a slight touch of pink, after a few weeks the pink fades and I was left with a perfect tan color I was wanting. I do see very slight variations between mixes, even after I refined my technique, but nothing that is a concern. It all matched well. Here are a few absolute import lessons I learned. 1) Shake the heck out of the bottle just before you pour it into the water! Once you think you have it shaken well shake it for 5 more minutes! This is so important to achieve consistent color. If you are using less than the full bottle, measure the amount out with very high precision. Don’t eyeball it!!!! You will get a different color with very slight differences in the mix ratios; but if you have shaken it enough and are accurate with measurement, it is consistent enough. 2) Differences in substrate moisture and mix finish texture will affect appearance. You can see this in my stair risers where I used the mix as a hand finished stucco. There is no difference in mix color, but the surface finish changes the trowel texture impacts appearance. Even once cured, if you increase the moisture it darkens just like other concrete structures but dries back to light tan as moisture depletes. 3) Mix the mortar/concrete mixture thoroughly. I used a mechanical concrete mixer. Mix much longer than when it first appears to be a consistent color. I did a few batches early on that I thought were good but as I went I used the mixture I could see variations develop. Upon increasing my mix time I achieve consistency. If you have much to use, mixing by hand will take a lot of effort. Rent, buy, or borrow a mechanical mixture.
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Hard to control color in small batches, but easy to use
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This stuff adds a nice earth tone color to my concrete. Mixing it by hand is a pain, and results in slight variation in color since I didn't control the batches exactly. If I do a project like this again, it will be using a small cement mixer and larger batches, so I use up an entire bottle at one time.
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This product works well. We have used Quikrete color on several projects. But I am giving this 3 ...
This product works well. We have used Quikrete color on several projects. But I am giving this 3 stars because my bottle of Buff was orange (purchased February 2020). We both mixed it into concrete mortar for a retaining wall as well as mixed with water and painted the new gray cinder blocks and stepping stones. Either way it looks close to terra cotta. I am adding a photo of the bottles of both buff and terra cotta so you can see the similarity. I really wish it was gray or tan like it should be. It costs about $8 and doesn't go that far so for a big project it could be expensive.
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The product was easy to work with over all. The color looks more like Terra Cotta. Buff should ...
The product was easy to work with over all. The color looks more like Terra Cotta. Buff should be a beige like the photo but you can tell from my photo that this is far from beige. It is a lot more orange, like terra cotta. We mixed it with Regular Quikcrete 5000, not the counter top mixture. I would not think that grey would make it turn this color. It will still look OK with what it was made for, just would have preferred the lighter Buff color.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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Love the color of my grout. The flagstone looks awesome...
Love the color of my grout. The flagstone looks awesome ❤️
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