Davis Colors

Anything that can be made with concrete can be colored with Davis Colors.  Davis Colors has been bringing architecturally stunning concrete designs to life since 1952.

With its strength, versatility and life cycle cost advantages, concrete is the obvious solution to many building applications. But plain concrete is like an empty canvas waiting for color. Davis Colors has the widest standard and custom colors in the concrete industry. So, when it comes to coloring your world, there’s only one question that needs answering: What color will you choose?

Davis Colors™ capabilities include blending, grinding, classifying, treating and packaging colors. All of these processes are completed with care under the control of rigorous testing and quality assurance procedures. We use computerized color measuring instruments and certify every batch after a standardized routine of tests including multiple visual inspections by trained color technicians.

Why Davis – The highest quality concrete color in the industry.  

Davis Colors are made with pure concentrated pigments especially processed for mixing into portland cement concrete. Integral colors are economical to use because they are mixed into the concrete and require little additional labor to finish. Because integral colors extend throughout the slab, the color shows through even if the slab chips or is exposed.They are light-fast, alkali-resistant, weather-resistant, and formulated to give long-lasting appeal to concrete. Davis Colors give concrete the added design dimension of color.

Basic Use:
Use Davis Colors in cast-in-place concrete buildings, and structures. Davis Colors can also be used in concrete paving and slabs, precast and tilt-up concrete, concrete masonry units, concrete unit pavers, masonry mortar, shotcrete, plaster, and other concrete products.

Davis Colors are color admixtures made from metal or mineral oxides either recycled from iron or refined from the earth. Most Davis Colors are made from iron oxide, an abundant and environmentally safe material. (Davis Colors 807 and 8084 are concentrated carbon black, treated in a proprietary process for extra tint strength and dispersability. They are economical alternatives where concrete is not air-entrained and is sealed against water damage.)

Davis Colors are manufactured to exact quality control standards to maintain uniformity of color from bag-to-bag and year-to-year. They are mechanically milled to microscopic particle size to obtain high tinting strength.

Davis Colors are packed in Mix-Ready® disintegrating bags. Mix-Ready bags can be tossed into concrete mixers without opening or pouring. They are made of special paper and adhesive which get soggy when wet and disintegrate during mixing. The bags release Davis Colors deep in the mixer to disperse uniformly. Color handling is clean and there are no empty sacks to litter the job-site. Mix-Ready is the original disintegrating bag for concrete colors and has been used successfully in millions of yards of concrete.

Do not use with admixtures containing calcium chloride. Davis Colors are for mix-in use only; do not sprinkle or dust onto concrete surfaces.

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Mix-Ready® is the original disintegrating bag for concrete colors and has been used successfully in millions of yards of concrete. We have provided a mix rate calculator that will tell you how much pigment needs to be added to concrete to produce your desired color. We have also provided a usage cost calculator to help you discover how the addition of Davis Colors pigments will impact your bottom line. Also available is our architect’s guide-spec for colored cast-in-place concrete.

Mix-Ready bags end the dirty looks from drivers with dust in their faces, and from dispatchers upset that measuring and adding color the old-fashioned way delays trucks.

Click here for information about the innovative MixReady® disintegrating bags for ready mix manufacturers and contractors.

Click here to download the printable color card
This is Davis Colors’™ color chart for integrally (mixed in) colored concrete. The Concrete Color Selector shows our forty standard concrete colors. (This PDF copy is intended to give ideas for your project. Do not use this pdf version of our color chart for your final color selection. Please finalize your color selection from a job-site test)

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