Light colored concrete

Old 10-05-17, 04:40 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: United States
Posts: 24
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
Light colored concrete

Have some chips in outdoor concrete steps that must be filled. The guy at Lowes tells me Sakrete is the answer but it's much darker than the surrounding concrete. Are there lighter options, colorants, etc.? Thanks!
Old 10-05-17, 07:07 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Jersey
Posts: 65,688
Received 4,101 Upvotes on 3,683 Posts
I'm not a pro in this forum but I've always found fresh cement/concrete to be lighter than existing.
Old 10-06-17, 02:36 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 45,774
Received 870 Upvotes on 761 Posts
Concrete lightens up some as it cures but old concrete often has dirt ground in. Also the materials used will alter the color somewhat. Concrete repairs almost always show. Usually repairs aren't as bothersome once your focus goes to other things. You could use a solid concrete stain to hide the color differences although the 'texture' difference may still be noticeable.
Old 10-06-17, 06:48 AM
Marq1's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA MI
Posts: 9,745
Received 1,210 Upvotes on 1,098 Posts
How big are the repairs going to be. You cant just repair small chips with concrete chances are it will pop right out!

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: