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Interesting.

Im going to try that.

I did one where it was a sunken slab in a basement, with drywall all around, and I didn’t want to pressure wash because of too much moisture.

I colored the concrete, and then added then secondary colorant to the release according to the manufacturers instructions.

It came out OK, but not as vibrant as it should have.
 

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I do think you can get slightly better color consistency with powder, but the juice isn't worth the squeeze for the difference.

I almost always use different colors either for borders or through the whole thing and I think that gives you a better finished product anyway.

Here's an example of one from this summer. I used a dark grey or charcoal on the border and I think a chestnut on most of the interior for some good variation.

In the second picture you can see what happens if you go too heavy with it though and let it pool up. Everything drained to that front corner and I wasn't paying attention, too much color in the joints, I should have broomed it off while it was still wet.

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