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went shopping yesterday for supplies to start my BG, got a qt of Drylok to start out with, but the only color they had was white, how do I color it? Will cement color work?
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I used the powdered cement dye. The store I went to only had "buff" and "black", but I was able to mix the colors I needed from that.
 

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The powdered cement works but not nearly as good as the quikrete liquid color just be aware that one drop of the quikrete gives intense coloration so do it gradually
 

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Outstanding! That's what I got, yea!!! Thx everybody :)
 

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The store where you buy it should be able to tint it for you. Lowes did it for free. They tinted it to a concrete grey color for me. I later did add concrete tint to darken the color on second and third coats. Good Luck!
 

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mixing your own allows you to create several shades, I mixed 6 different shades after my black base coat and even added a few white highlights to finish. Creating shades is easier starting with a white base.
 

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he he, thats what i did, ice cream buckets are great for mixing a variety of colors :)

How many coats should i use?
 

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As many as you want/need.
For a base- you want to make sure you have two coats but after that, it's entirely up to you.

My background has numerous coats/layers so I could capture that naturalistic look.
(Oh, and it you're going down that route, make sure each layer is a slightly lighter shade than the previous coat. :wink: )
 

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Dang! LOL, thats alot of painting! And I emphasize the "pain" in painting, I've got tons of nooks and crannies <sigh>
As for the lighter shades, adds depth?
 

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I have painted the inside of leaky bird baths, worked great the first year maybe even 2. After that it flaked all off. I cannot vouch on prep. my husband did it. This makes me leary of using it in aquarium. I have become quite attached to my fish.
 

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hbbyhorse said:
Dang! LOL, thats alot of painting! And I emphasize the "pain" in painting, I've got tons of nooks and crannies <sigh>
:lol: Hey, all great masterpieces take time. :D

hbbyhorse said:
As for the lighter shades, adds depth?
Darker shades add depth- lighter shades give it highlights. :thumb:
 
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