colouring render

27 Dec 2006
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Hi All, I've been buildinga brick BBQ that I intend to render to make it a bit more 'orgainic' in style . . I want to add some colour to this render and see there are dyes readily available. What I can't discover is the quantity of dye needed. Anyone got any experience of using these dyes? They seem to come in 250 g packs - not very much!

I'm guessing the total surface area I'd be rendereing wouldn't be more than 5 m square, and I want it a fairly rich terra-cota colour - any tips as to how much dye I'd need if I was to render a 10 mm coat all over?


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You could try the liquid stains often used for mortar (bricklaying) Most builders merchants will do them.

Cant see any reason why you cant put it into a render mix.
You could use a polymer modified render for your final coat with a nice set uniform colour. It`s all there just add water to the 25kg bag. One bag will do 2m approx. About 8 quid a bag? K Rend is one type ......many colours to choose from and a chart to give samples.

B&Q for Febtone. 1 Good size tub per 25kg cement approx. Mix well. Do little Gauged samples and experiment with ratios if you want to get accurate colour. Protect from rain for a few days if possible.

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thanks Alex - the Febtone stuff sounds like what I'm after . .

as an aside - would the stuff from e-bay in the link I copied do the job too?

thanks again

Yeah Brown Febtone gives a sandstone type Terracota colour or Red?


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