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How to Create Marbleized Concrete Stain by Redi-Mix Colors August 31, 2018 0

Marble Looks Without the Marble Price With so many new techniques available in the decorative concrete market, contractors can help their clients achieve many looks. The marble look is popular and can be achieved without a hefty price tag! Although it is a difficult technique to master, marbleizing provides unique results on new installations and on areas of older concrete that have been exposed to sunlight and rain. In these situations, the slab’s porosity accepts different depths of stain creating natural areas of light and dark. Do you have a client looking to create the marble look without the marble price? How to Apply Marblized Concrete Stain The end results of marble concrete stain application is a uniquely beautiful installation. Please note: We prefer water-based concrete stain as it’s easier to work with and eco-friendly. Acid stain requires different preparation. This how-to-guide applies to water-based concrete stains: If you are…

Concrete Staining Mistake to Fix & Avoid by Redi-Mix Colors August 20, 2018 0

Most professional contractors want to meet or exceed their clients’ expectations or, at the very least, avoid an unhappy customer. (That’s why you buy Redi-Mix stains to begin with, right?) When performing concrete stain application, there are so many variables involved that the reality is: concrete staining mistakes happen. But that doesn’t mean you can’t recover! Concrete Staining Mistakes to Fix & Avoid While this decorative and artistic process usually produces beautiful results, we’ve focused on a few of the most common water-based stain application mistakes and how to avoid them. “This isn’t the concrete color I wanted.” One of the most common issues with applying water-based stains to concrete is that the final color is too dark, too light, or just not what the customer wanted. So now what? First, get approval before you seal it. If there is any chance at all that the color isn’t what the customer…

Redi-Mix at the St. Jude New England Classic by Redi-Mix Colors August 13, 2018 0

Every once in a while, opportunities arise that one simply can’t pass up. When approached to sponsor the 3rd Annual St. Judes Golf Classic that took place on June 25th at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, RI, Redi-Mix Colors just couldn’t refuse. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Everything they do is centered on their mission: Finding cures. Saving children.® Not only does St. Jude’s freely share their discoveries, a family with a patient treated at St. Jude’s never receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food. Through their dedication to the lives of each child and family they encounter, St. Jude’s has helped push the childhood cancer survival rate from less than 20% to 80% today. Redi-Mix partnered with our partners & peers, G. Lopes, New England Recycling, and Green Arrow Marketing & Media,…

5 Famous Concrete Structures by Redi-Mix Colors August 06, 2018 0

We know that today’s contractors are always doing different and innovative things with concrete. In fact, we support it! But concrete is actually one of the oldest and longest lasting building materials in the world. In Syria and Jordan, remains of more than 8,000-year-old floors, houses and concrete water cisterns have been discovered—some still intact. Famous Concrete Structures You might be surprised to learn that concrete was used to build some of the most famous structures in the world, ancient & modern. Here are just a few of these fantastic buildings showcasing concrete’s strength and durability: 1. The Colosseum This renowned Roman amphitheater was constructed in 80 A.D. and remains one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world. Its 240 concrete arches are supported by limestone and have housed both gladiator competitions and a wool factory. Although it has been damaged over the course of many centuries, the Colosseum’s…