Concrete Mixing Bucket
- THICK Rubber Gloves
- Particle Mask
- 5 - 8 Gallon Bucket / Wash Tub / Similar
- Bucket / Clean Water
Using a 1/2" corded or cordless drill with a paddle mixer attachment is one way to mix the dry material. After the water is added, the concrete will be more difficult to mix, unless you have a very powerful drill.
1. Weigh out all of the DRY material and add it to a bucket (Sacked Concrete Mix, Dry Pigment, Dry Water Reducer, Fiber, or any all-in-one Admixture like CHENG Pro-Formula).
2.Blend the dry material together until it's a uniform color. Always wear a dust mask when mixing dry concrete.
3. Break apart any clumps of concrete or toss them out if they won't break apart.
4.Measure out 3/4 of the recommended water and mix. If you're using liquid pigment or liquid water reducer, pre-blend it in this water.
5.Add the water to the dry material and mix. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bucket as you go, making sure you don't leave any dry material.
6.Add the remaining water gradually as needed until the mix is a workable consistency. If the mix is too stiff, you may need to add a little bit of water. There should be no dry pockets at this point. Mix thoroughly before casting.