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By Nathan Smith, Michael Snyder, Charles Coleman

Discover the numerous methods you could craft with colour and concrete! Concrete is definitely the right medium for outside crafts. it really is flexible and sturdy, and it seems to be even larger with time. upload the unforeseen part of colour, and you have got definitely the right recipe for bright, smooth outdoors decor. This hands-on consultant will take your outdoors area from grey to nice. Concrete artisans Nathan Smith and Michael Snyder help you combine concrete, use kinds and molds, and upload colour utilizing stains, slurries, and different cutting edge ideas. Twenty inventive step by step initiatives for furnishings, planters, and artwork contain a sublime tabletop planter, a latest birdhouse, and an enthralling chair for kids. 

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Color concrete garden projects : make your own planters, furniture, and fire pits using creative techniques and vibrant finishes

Realize the numerous methods you could craft with colour and concrete! Concrete is the best medium for outside crafts. it's flexible and sturdy, and it seems to be even larger with time. upload the unforeseen portion of colour, and you've got the fitting recipe for shiny, smooth open air decor. This hands-on advisor will take your open air area from grey to nice.

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Bag of Quikrete 5000 Concrete Mix • Water • 2-inch length of ¼-inch rubber tubing • Plastic sheet 5. Quikrete 5000 Concrete Mix 6. Polystyrene foam • Rubber gloves TOOLS • Table saw or circular saw • Drill or screw gun and bit • 5-gallon mixing tray or bucket • Margin trowel • Reciprocating saw (without the blade), palm sander, or hammer (for vibrating the form) • Spray bottle • 80- to 120-grit sandpaper • Soft brush or sponge PROJECTS 8. Screws • Acid stain (we used a color called weathered wheat) • Clean cloth or rag 34 7.

4 COVER THE FORMS loosely with 5 DEMOLD AND PROCESS. Care- plastic and let them sit overnight on The stacked rings, arranged lightest to darkest, ready for a plant. a flat surface to cure. fully use a sharp knife to cut off the forms—they may not slide off easily. Cut carefully so that you don’t damage the concrete— it is still green at this point and scratches easily. Peel the painter’s tape off the concrete. Lightly sand the rings to remove any sharp edges and to give them a more finished look Another option for stacking, smallest on the bottom to largest.

Add the pigment a little at a time until you’re happy with the color, keeping in mind that the concrete will cure a bit lighter than the color of the wet mix. Fill the form to the top edge and smooth the concrete with a trowel. Making sure the numbers are completely surrounded. ) 4 COVER THE FORM loosely with plastic and let it sit overnight on a flat surface to cure. Smoothing out the back with a margin trowel. 58 PROJECTS 5 DEMOLD AND PROCESS. Remove the screws from the form and care- The melamine has been removed; the knockouts will be removed next.

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