People who want to use concrete in their landscaping often ask how they can change the color.

If the concrete has already been poured your best option is applying a stain to the surface. You’ll want to clean the surface well and let it dry thoroughly before you do this. Concrete stains come in solid or semi-transparent colors. Applying them is much like painting, but because concrete is so porous, once it goes on you can’t just wipe it off. So be sure you like the color.

If you’re pouring new concrete you can add a color tint, or dye, directly into the mix. This ensures that the color goes all the way through whatever you’re creating so even if it’s scratched or chipped the color doesn’t change. If you’re mixing multiple batches, it’s important that you mix the color identically in every one so that the finished project will have a consistent color throughout.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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