Glazes can create amazing colors, patterns and even logos on concrete countertops, furniture and more. Take your concrete artistry and creativity to the next level!
These glazes by Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products are a water based treatment for coloring concrete. They are used to color cured, unsealed concrete. They achieve the desired appearance with nano sized pigment particles that penetrate deeply into the concrete surface. The carrier reacts with the concrete to lock in the particles.
Glazes can be used in a multitude of ways, producing subtle tints or dramatic color variation. Colors can be blended together to produce a wide array of shades.
Glazes are UV stable, and do not contain acids, metal salts, or acetone. They are safe, water based and non-toxic.
Although glazes can be used, by far the most popular colors are Black and White. Glazes can be used on Finale DIY Concrete Countertop System. Black Glaze is often used in conjunction with Iron Color for Finale to make blacker concrete, and White Glaze is often used with Ivory Color to make whiter concrete.
We carry Black and White as part of our regular stock, and have a few additional colors available. Other colors can be special ordered.
How to Use Glazes for Coloring Concrete Countertops
SHAKE WELL BEFORE EACH USE. Practice on a sample piece to get familiar with the subtleties and behavior of glazes.
– The material can be applied over polished concrete, but it will be far more durable and rich in concrete that is matte or etched.
– When the glaze is wet, it is active. When you rub across a still wet area, it will remove the material. This can either be a cool effect, or a precursor to cursing.
– The longer the glaze has been dry, the harder it will be to remove. Soon after drying, it can be removed with a wet towel. The next day it will require diamond abrasives to remove.
– Apply thin layers. You will end up with a more durable finish applying multiple thin layers as opposed to one thick layer.
– The first coat is the hardest. When the concrete is thirsty, it is tough to keep from getting streaks. You can dilute the glaze with distilled water by 50%.
– While this is compatible with many different sealers, and it in fact enhances the performance of many sealers, it should be tested with non BR Sealers. It is compatible with Omega Concrete Countertop Sealer and Ovation Concrete Countertop Sealer. It can be mixed in as part of the water dilution of the finish coat.
– You can combine various glaze colors to make virtually any color of concrete you want. This is very useful if you have concrete colors you want to shift the color of, or if you simply want to enhance a color.
– A dilute version of the Black Glaze is a very effective way to enhance virtually any color. In many cases, this will produce the most durable ‘wet look’ effect you will find.