Colors and stuff for garden projects.
About the colors: over the last few years I experimented with everything from cement additives to water colors. I tried all those colorants that others say, "you can't use that on cement". My conclusions: use what ever you think will work. Sometimes I paint with one color of a water-based acrylic when dry I apply a second color and sand it off to keep the "webbing" and or cracks. I use wood stain, shoe polish, candle wax, polyurethane, but my favorite is a transparent stain made by Krylon. It is so important to me because it goes on as a transparent brown that blends into many of the other colors. I am sure most this would not stay "in-tact" if exposed to harsh weather but I like to think of them as art. They do look good in a sheltered area or on a covered patio and if they fade or peel I'll just brush them off and re-apply the finish, In the end it doesn't matter as long as we can enjoy the creation process. Just remember to leave one surface unfinished so the cement can breathe.