Coloured Concrete is simply concrete that has had some chosen colour applied to it. The most common colours are red, blue, yellow, green and black. There are other ways to colour concrete too, including: mixing different pigments (like iron oxides) to the concrete in order to disperse the colour evenly across the concrete. Another method is to dye the concrete with a liquid colourer. You have the choice of doing this yourself, or hiring professionals to carry out the work for you.
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Before you can use Coloured Concrete you need to identify what colours will best suit your building and also your budget. Most people choose a traditional look with white or cream as the base colours, however, nowadays you can also get Coloured Concrete paint, which is basically just like glossy paint but with the colour applied to the concrete itself. There is a range of colours available, starting from the dullest, uninteresting colours to the most exciting and vibrant colours such as hot pink or hot green. Most of these paints can be used on any concrete surface, however some can only be used on certain surfaces because they are more sensitive to heat and cold, and therefore require specific temperature conditions to be combined with the paint. If you are using Coloured Concrete paint, it is imperative that you have your surface properly prepared before applying it, as otherwise the colour will not show through as it should.
Once you have decided on the colours you want you can start to colour the concrete. Usually it is a good idea to let the Coloured Concrete dry out between coats, as if left to dry out too long it can crack. Some people use a brush and pad to apply the colour onto their concrete, but you can use a roller or a spade to achieve the same effect. A few years ago there was a chemical used in Canada that was known as oxides, however since this was banned it is unlikely that you will see Coloured Concrete being sold commercially any time soon.