The term “spalled” has recently joined the American lexicon to describe a concrete surface that is flaking and peeling. Its original definition as a transitive verb means “to break up or reduce by or as if by chipping with a hammer” (www.merriam-webster.com). Now, if you hear the word “spalled” to describe your exterior concrete, don’t […]
Color selection for concrete projects is a challenging process for most homeowners. How do you find a color that’s in harmony with everything around it which connects it all in a tasteful, attractive, and appealing way? Here are a few tips to help you navigate your way through this fun and sometimes overwhelming […]
Just as any other industry, decorative concrete and concrete coatings are always subject to updated technology and new and exciting products. Staying on top of industry advances and being educated in new processes and applications is extremely important to us at Shades of Color. We are committed to offering you the best options for […]
To Seal or Not to Seal … What Does Your Concrete Really Need? Concrete is a pretty amazing product when you stop to think about what it’s expected to do. And it’s exposed to UV rays, liquids leaking from vehicles, tire marks, pet damage, snow melt chemicals and salts, de-icers, dirt, grime, snow, rain, sleet, […]
What are VOCs and why are they in my paint? VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are the solvents that are released into the air as paint dries. Exposure to VOCs in paint can cause symptoms such as headaches, nausea, fatigue, and dizziness, and the Environmental Protection Agency suspects some VOCs may be carcinogens. Long term exposure […]
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