ADDING COLOURS TO THE CONCRETE STAMP
Enhancing the realistic effects of stamped concrete driveways is a wide array of integral and on-the-surface colouring choices that allow companies to bring the driveway stamp patterns more colour exactly copy the qualities of the materials they are going for.
The two most commonly used ways for colouring a newly installed stamped concrete driveway is first with integral colouring mixes and the other is called dry-shake color hardeners. Each of these gives the stamped concrete driveway a rich, fade-resistant colour that lasts for years. In the case of colour hardeners, they even enhance surface density and longevity of the stamped concrete driveway.
Most stamped concrete suppliers will sometimes utilize one or both of these colouring methods to create a backdrop for contrasting accent or antiquing colours, much like the pigments that come as powdered or liquid release substances, usually enhanced even more with chemical stains or tinting colours. Layering of these colours permits the makers to make all those natural colour tone copies of the original.
STAMPED CONCRETE COLOURING TECHNIQUES
Techniques for colouring the stamped concrete driveway may be chosen in order to complement other architectural aspects of the residence and the whole area. Soft-coloured earth-tone shades have been widely used for outside foot paths and driveways; fresh concrete remains the best canvass which can be used for brighter and more detailed colour schemes. Using pigments and newer acrylic-based stains is recommended and they’re offered in lustrous tones which come in red, yellow, orange and cobalt blue among many others. Lots of stamped concrete driveway installers are already using these products to create more and better selections for clients and homeowners.