colors for concrete
Davis Colors guarantees its integral color products comply with ASTM-C979 standards, with the exception of 8084 and 807 due to their effect on air entraining admixtures. If any Davis Colors products are found to be defective, buyer's sole remedy shall be refund of color purchase price from point of purchase. Davis Colors does not guarantee the concrete materials, job site, installation or resulting colored concrete.
Davis Colors is the leading US manufacturer of color admixtures and automatic dosing systems for portland cement-based concrete paving, concrete products and structures. Davis Colors are added to the mix with their exclusive Chameleon™ PC-operated automatic dosing system, Mix-Ready® disintegrating bags or Granufin® low-dust colors and the Granumat® dosing system. Davis Colors products are available through concrete producers and building material dealers nationwide. Davis Colors™ come in 40 standard colors plus a spectrum of custom hues. Color cards, sample sets and specification information is available from Ready-Mix suppliers, building material dealers or direct from the company.
Our Mix-Ready® line offers smaller packaging options. Many of our pigments are made from recycled material. In fact, sixty percent of the iron oxide pigment's content is made from recycled materials.
True Tone colors contain iron oxide made from reclaimed metal or naturally occurring ores plus conditioners. Every batch is produced under rigid QUALITY controls for uniform color box-to-box and year-to-year. True Tones exceed ASTM C979 - Standard Specifications for Pigments for Integrally Colored Concrete and can also be mixed into concrete, grout or plaster. Used within recommended mix rates (10% maximum), they won't harm mortar strength or durability. True Tone colors are sun - fast, lime proof, weather resistant and environmentally SAFE.
W-1000 has excellent sealing characteristics that can be used to seal concrete, masonry, concrete tile, natural and cast-stone, mortar, brick or stucco.
When used as a curing compound, W-1000 forms a membrane barrier to prevent the rapid loss of water from the surface of freshly placed concrete. This barrier retains the moisture so vital for proper cement hydration and the development of strength and hardness.
W-1000 helps control cracking and the development of efflorescence. When dry, W-1000 leaves a clear, nearly invisible, semi-gloss finish that is long-lasting, durable and protects against dusting, water damage and many types of stains. W-1000 is also used to pre-treat masonry and other surfaces to provide a sealed surface for less paint soak-through.
The Granufin® micro-granule and color metering system was invented in 1989. Granufin® products are available through the Davis Colors' North American distribution system. Together with Hydrotint liquids and economical powder concentrates, Davis Colors offers every form of color available.
A Complete System
The Granufin®/Granumat® color system includes Granufin® micro-granulated pigment and Granumat® equipment, which automatically weighs and transports pigment from bulk storage directly to the concrete mixer in a completely enclosed automated batching operation. For many concrete producers, automated metering can be a more economical method for producing colored concrete. Granufin colors are free-flowing, easy to handle and virtually dust-free for a cleaner manufacturing plant. They come in bulk super-sacks weighing between 882 to 2,866 pounds to further minimize transportion and handling costs.
Hydrotint® is a slurry of high-quality iron oxide pigments, special dispersants and stabilizers in water. It is formulated especially for use in automated dispensing equipment for plant-produced, integrally colored concrete products.
Ancillary equipment includes a dust extraction unit and holding hopper cyclone.
With the Concrete Palette you can view a "virtual sample tile" and then see what the color looks like in different sample paving or architectural concrete project photos. You can enlarge the photo and see the impact of small color changes using the "color tuner" button. After selecting a color, you can request a sample concrete swatch or order a custom-made concrete tile sample by clicking the "Get Sample" button.
The Concrete Palette is specifically calibrated to work together with Davis Colors' Chameleon® automatic color dosing system and Hydrotint liquid color pigments. The Chameleon® system is used in Ready Mix plants to automate the addition of color much like a tinting system does in a paint store. These colors are mixed into the concrete for use in stamped concrete, decorative concrete, tilt-up and anywhere else concrete is used.
Last Update: 2017-09-26