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Color concrete garden projects : make your own planters, by Nathan Smith, Michael Snyder, Charles Coleman

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By Nathan Smith, Michael Snyder, Charles Coleman

Discover the numerous methods you could craft with colour and concrete! Concrete is the appropriate medium for out of doors crafts. it's flexible and sturdy, and it seems to be even larger with time. upload the unforeseen part of colour, and you've got the right recipe for vivid, sleek open air decor. This hands-on advisor will take your outside house from grey to nice. Concrete artisans Nathan Smith and Michael Snyder help you combine concrete, use types and molds, and upload colour utilizing stains, slurries, and different leading edge concepts. Twenty artistic step by step tasks for furnishings, planters, and artwork contain a sublime tabletop planter, a contemporary birdhouse, and a captivating chair for kids. 

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Pour the concrete into a mixing tray and add water according to the manufacturer’s directions. Mix thoroughly. The consistency should be loose so that the concrete flows freely from the bucket and settles into all the nooks and crannies of the number forms. 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.

Pigment 7. Round cardboard containers 9. Screws 2. Water 4. Melamine MATERIALS TOOLS • Approximately ⅓ of an 80-lb. ) • Stiff-bristled brush 1 BUILD THE FORM. Screw the side Screwing the end pieces to the form. pieces of the form to the base and to each other, predrilling the holes with a small drill bit first. Measure and mark the position of the knockouts in the center of the form. Using hot glue or silicone, attach the knockouts to the form, open-side down, 1½ inches apart. Use a 1½-inch-wide spacer block or a tape measure to ensure that the space between the knockouts is even.

3 MIX THE CONCRETE. Pour the concrete into a mixing tray and add water according to the manufacturer’s directions. Mix thoroughly. The consistency should be loose so that the concrete flows freely from the bucket and settles into all the nooks and crannies of the number forms. 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.

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