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Cement colors: an easy upsell to concrete

BY HBSDealer Staff

Sakrete Cement Colors offer an infinite spectrum of concrete project and craft possibilities — and bring the opportunity for creativity to new areas of home improvement.

They can be used to add a touch of color to mortar for stone projects, as well as concrete for driveways, patios, walkways, stairs and ramps, or even stucco applications.

Sakrete Cement Colors give uniform color throughout mixed concrete, grout and mortar material. They are also durable and ultraviolet-resistant, so DIYers and professionals alike can use them in most exterior applications — without worrying about their performance.

And, using Sakrete Cement Colors is a simple two-step application process. Simply measure the appropriate amount of pigment powder and mix with any Sakrete concrete mix, mortar mix, sand mix or most cement-based products.

For more experienced concrete users, the colors can even be used to create unique, long-lasting concrete stenciling designs. Combined with Sakrete Flo-Coat Concrete Resurfacer, Sakrete Cement Colors can help create the look of paver stones or brick without the additional expense, tools, time or labor required.

Sakrete Cement Colors are offered in seven choices — including Black, Brown, Tan, Red, Buff, Charcoal and Terra Cotta — which complement any home’s interior or exterior décor. Availability of colors may vary by region.

For complete product information, please refer to the product data sheet and visit sakrete.com.

 

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Throwback Thursday: Now a word from Payless Cashways

BY HBSDealer Staff

The Dec. 12, 1983 issue of National Home Center News, the forerunner of HBSDealer, provided in-depth coverage of Kansas City-based Payless Cashways, a pioneer of the DIY home center retailing concept.

The special report included an examination of the retailer's marketing — specifically, a television commercial in which a timid DIYer finds confidence in the aisles at Payless Cashways.

The cover story of the issue describes Payless Cashways as “a chain many competitors point to as being the toughest to do business against,” and “one of the forces in the home center industry.”

Alas, the company’s historic run ended with liquidation in 2001.
 

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HBSDealer Stock Watch: Bears greet November

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November started off on a less-than-buoyant foot, with bears leading the stock market and dragging down many home improvement stocks.

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