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1 lb. Cement Color Charcoal

  • Add a decorative, colorful accent to concrete and mortar projects
  • Can be used on Concrete Mix, Sand Mix and Mortar Mix
  • Made from high quality, synthetic mineral oxide
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Product Overview

Use the SAKRETE 1 lb. Cement Color to add color to any concrete, sand and mortar mix project. This easy-to-use product provides consistent color quality, which can be used to add a decorative, colorful accent to concrete and cement based projects. Made from synthetic mineral oxide additives, SAKRETE Cement Color is durable as well as alkali and ultraviolet resistant.
  • Use for: pigmenting Portland and masonry cement products
  • Gives uniform color throughout mixed cementitious material
  • Synthetic mineral oxide powder additives provide consistent color quality
  • Alkali and ultraviolet resistant
  • Easy to use
  • Refer to the installation guide for mixing instructions
  • Thoroughly blend the color with water prior to adding dry material
  • Note: product availability may vary by store

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.5
Product Height (in.)
5
Product Length (in.)
4

Details

Additive Type
Cement Colorant
Color Family
Black
Color/Finish
Charcoal
Product Weight (lb.)
1
Recommended Application
Cement,Concrete,Masonry
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 YR

Questions & Answers

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How much is required per 80lb bag cement

Asked by Shorty March 14, 2016
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1lb per 80 lbs concrete.

Does the color get darker and darker the more colorant you add?

Asked by Felly July 25, 2020
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The simple answer is yes. Please read the installation guide. Here is the snippet from that guide about mixing: Mixing: 1. Thoroughly blend the color with water prior to adding dry material. 2. Caution: Care must be taken to keep proportions of materials the same from batch to batch. Color will tend to even out over time. 3. Use 1 lb (.045 kg) of Sakrete Cement Color per 80 lb (36.2 kg) or 60 lb (27.2 kg) bag of Sakrete Concrete, Sand or Mortar Mix. 4. One pound of Cement Color will yield a darker color in a 60 lb bag than in an 80 lb bag. If a lighter color is desired use less cement color. 5. For custom field mixes, use up to 7 lb (3.18 kg) per 94 lb bag of Portland cement and up to 5 lb (2.27 kg) per 70 lb bag of masonry cement.

Would this product be safe for fish ponds

Asked by steve April 30, 2017
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The color is based on mineral oxides. The same thing that colors rock naturally. I would not be too concerned with the use in a fish pond, it you are referring to a small, decorative pond, where the water gets replace some from time to time. Some of the color might leech into the water (not visibly) but I would not worry too much. What is a larger concern, if you are making a pond out of concrete, is other chemical present in the concrete. Concrete will raise the alkalinity of the water somewhat, at least at first, so keep an eye on the ph to insure it stays within good numbers compatible with you kind of fishes. Concrete will add lime to the water for a while, I would let water sit in the pond for some days, it not weeks, then drain and replace it, before adding fishes.

Is it best to use white cement to get the best color

Asked by 123abcd June 30, 2019
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The color will appear more vivid and pure with white cement, but that does not been better, just different, What is "best" depends on your tastes!

Can you spread by hand across the cement before you float it.to stain the top ?

Asked by Richard May 5, 2020
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Yes you can

Is it okay to mix it with dry mortar mix then add water.

Asked by Charlie August 5, 2018
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Sakrete Customer Service answered that you have to mix the color into the water. Sakrete instructions say to add the color to the dry cement mix: "MIXING: Thoroughly preblend the SAKRETE® Cement Color with the dry powder cement product before adding mix water." (https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/45/45342905-d9a0-4656-8b4d-7342a4fe471e.pdf) So, which is the correct way?

I'm in NY and have contractors doing a terrace next week. Weather looks like it's going to be 40...

Asked by Vicky November 11, 2019
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This material will not determine when the concrete or mortar can be placed. That is up to the manufacturer of the concrete and or mortar materials. Our concretes and mortars need a minimum of 50 degrees for the first 48 to 72 hours.

Is there an accurate dry sample of 1 box per 80lb bag of concrete that shows exactly how light th...

Asked by flowerpower October 14, 2017
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It is going to vary with the concrete you use. Concrete has cement in it, and aggregates (sand, gravel, rocks etc.) To a small degree, the aggregates can affect the color. However, it is the color of the cement used in the concrete mix, that has the largest effect on the finished color. The color of the cement, varies from one location to another, and even from one bag to another. If your concrete all comes from the same batch, then the color variation will be small. Most cement is some shade of gray, and that subdues and darkens the color. When you mix the color into your concrete, it will be darker that when it cures. Think about how much darker a sidewalk looks when it is wet, than when it is dry, that is about the difference in shade between concrete being mixed, and concrete that has cured. If you decide to seal your cured concrete with a wet look sealer, then it will be similar to what the concrete looked like when it was being mixed.

How much is required per yard of ready mix

Asked by Tlemerson July 25, 2016
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About 25 to 30 pounds.

Can I put this in a large concrete mixer

Asked by shake March 4, 2020
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Yes you can put it in a mixer. I typically mix it with the water before adding the concrete to my mixer. It is a little difficult to judge just how much to add to make the color right. It is also difficult to match the color of one batch to the next. Trial and error will get you a recipe you can follow to get the color just right. Also, my mixer is a metal mixer. Some concrete sticks to the side walls as well as to the baffles inside. I often have to turn it off and scrape these areas manually and then remix to get a consistent color. A plastic bin mixer may be better with the color.

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After spalling all but ruined my walkway I decided resurface...
After spalling all but ruined my walkway I decided resurface it instead of having a work crew at my house during this darn pandemic. I decided to add some color to the resurfacing mix. I've never used cement color before but it was rather easy. Just followed the directions and used a digital scale. The finished product is awesome. As I hoped it would. I'd recommend this product even for beginners.
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Were very a decorative concrete company and were very satisfied...
Were very a decorative concrete company and were very satisfied with the integral color additive for our latest pool deck overlay project and plan to use it on more projects
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The color didn't take when combined with the concrete. I'm returning the other box.
The color didn't take when combined with the concrete. I'm returning the other box.
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Response from Sakrete Customer CareApril 23, 2020
Thank you for your review. We are so sorry you had a bad experience with our product. Oldcastle strives to provide the best possible products and customer experience. Please contact us at 1-866-256-7404 so we may gather more information. sakrete
love powder over liquid in it's ability to mix and control color effects.
love powder over liquid in it's ability to mix and control color effects.
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I prefer this powder to the liquid because mixing is so much easier.
I prefer this powder to the liquid because mixing is so much easier.
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I am using Sakrete buff cement color to make garden markers and plaques. I have also used it for...
I am using Sakrete buff cement color to make garden markers and plaques. I have also used it for doing concrete stone walkways with different shades in the assorted concrete stones. It gives a good variety of colors. A little goes a long way depending on the saturation of color needed.
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Sackrete concrete colors add character and color to your concrete projects. Use as a solid color...
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Sackrete concrete colors add character and color to your concrete projects. Use as a solid color or mix to create other color mixes. How deep the color will depend upon how much color you add. I use color mixes in concrete slabs and in mortar mixes. As you can see in the video, I creat multiple colors using different colors and vary those colors with the amount mixed in. With mortar, I mix the color in before adding water. For concrete, if I am using a power mixer, I add color when I add the cement. As a wheelbarrow mix, I add the color before the water. Don't be afraid to get creative.
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Sackrete concrete colors add character and color to your concrete projects. Use as a solid color...
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Sackrete concrete colors add character and color to your concrete projects. Use as a solid color or mix to create other color mixes. How deep the color will depend upon how much color you add. I use color mixes in concrete slabs and in mortar mixes. As you can see in the video, I creat multiple colors using different colors and vary those colors with the amount mixed in. With mortar, I mix the color in before adding water. For concrete, if I am using a power mixer, I add color when I add the cement. As a wheelbarrow mix, I add the color before the water. Don't be afraid to get creative.
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Excellent product, works with the cement mix we use for miniature building supplies. We were abl...
Excellent product, works with the cement mix we use for miniature building supplies. We were able to make miniature red bricks look identical to the larger sized found at your store.
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When I got back from Vietnam my first job was on a union concrete crew. A tough job, that paid great money. Since then I have felt comfortable using concrete.I have never used a color in my concrete mix, but in the small path I'm working on I wanted the path to naturalize with the surroundings.Using the buff color gave me the color I was looking for. All you do is mix a pound of color to an 80 lb bag of concrete mix. mix with water to the consistency desired pour and finish with trowel, your done with your customized colored concrete.
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Response from Sakrete Customer CareMarch 31, 2017
Happy to hear that the Buff Cement Color was easy for you to use and that your project was successful. sakrete
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