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What is Shapeable Concrete?

DIY Questions and Answer April 5, 2016 Sonia



Q: What is shapeable concrete?

A: A new product from Sakrete, called Shapecrete, is an easy-to-use, high performance, shape-able concrete mix that can be rolled, molded, pushed or poured into any shape imaginable. Just add water to the dry mix to get clay-like concrete, which can be used to create everything from garden objects and home decor to crafts and everyday repairs. It’s fun and versatile yet becomes rock-hard and durable in about 24 hours with-out oven-baking or kiln-firing. In fact, ShapeCrete is stronger than ordinary concrete, and using reinforcing mesh, wire, fiberglass, and rebar will further strengthen your projects. Simply match the scale of the reinforcing to the scale of the object being made. ShapeCrete is a Portland cement-based product and is medium gray in color, but it can be pigmented, stained or painted just about any color. Break up any small clumps of dry pigment until the mix is a uniform color. Then add the dry mix to the water. Learn more at www.sakrete.com.