The colors represented above are to serve as a guide only. Variations may occur due to a wide range of variables, including but not limited to, the color of raw materials, quality and degree of workmanship, water content and curing time.
The colors displayed are accurate to laboratory samples, of a 5-sack mix with 4 inch slump. If exactness of color is hypercritical, it is recommended that a job site test panel/slab is placed and finished.
Delta Performance Products uses only the highest quality synthetic iron oxide pigment for concrete colors.
MIXING The drum must be clean. Do not use reclaimed slurry water or reclaimed aggregates. When using small aggregates, do not add the bag to the truck. Add only the color pigment by opening the bag and pouring all color into the truck. Mixer should be loaded to a minimum of 40% capacity to ensure good color dispersion. Be sure to use the same mix design and maintain a consistent water-to-cement ratio throughout the job. The use of plasticizers, water reducers and air entraining products designed for colored concrete production are acceptable. Delta Performance Products strongly recommends the use of test slab to determine final color outcome. After pour has begun, adding water to the load to improve workability often causes color variation.
ADDITIVES DO NOT use calcium chloride. This product can cause discoloration in the form of light and dark areas in the finished product. Non-chloride accelerators, including hot water, are acceptable accelerators. Check the compatibility of the mix design (plasticizers, water reducers and air entraining products) with the addition of color by pouring a test slab to confirm the preferred results.
CURING Do not spray water on the surface during the initial curing period. Do not cover the surface with plastic. Failure to follow these guidelines can lead to uneven curing and coloration.