Questions tagged [concrete]

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Is water resistant PVA (type 3) a good option for sealing indoor kitchen concrete countertop with a sink?

I am planning to cast an indoor kitchen countertop out of concrete including a concrete sink. Something like this: (the hole is for a small cooktop) I am planning to use glass fibre mesh for strength,...
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Does cement or concrete stick to cured epoxy-resin?

According to my brief research, in case someone wants to apply concrete to another material made of concrete, resin is needed to make them stick together. So, I am wondering if cement or concrete ...
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Is DecoArt Standard Crafter's acrylic paint good for a concrete cockerel for outdoor use?

I was asked to paint a fair-sized concrete statue a year ago and have recently finished it. However, I didn't research the paint required in-depth, and as such have used standard, what I assume is ...
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Using SculptCrete/ShapeCrete in a gel-like form?

ShapeCrete (now discontinued) and SculptCrete (which has less videos) are marketed as concrete that works like clay, but sometimes it is used in a wetter gel-like consistency, as seen in the ...
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Achieving Smooth Concrete Texture with Tiny Bubbles

I have noticed that some concrete items (actually often interiors of buildings) have a certain texture characterized by being very smooth with tiny bubbles as shown in the image below. Is there a ...
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Alternative to Shapecrete - moldable concrete that is workable like clay

I am looking for a product like Shapecrete which appears to no longer be made. According to the website shapecrete.com the product looks like it is a type of concrete that can be worked like clay. ...
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What is considered the most durable concrete for jewelry?

I'm trying to tap into some areas of concrete and I'm reaching to find out what might be considered to be the most durable concrete for small piece jewelry. Or would it be grout? Maybe a plaster that'...
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Issues in mixing brass with concrete?

I want to create a necklace made from concrete, but use a brass crimp tube for the chain hole. Is there anything chemically wrong with doing that? Will either the concrete or the brass corrode over ...