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Change Mortar Color

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    LESLIE: Jim in New York, you’ve got The Money Pit. What can we do for you today?

    JIM: Well a fella did some cement work in my front yard …

    TOM: OK.

    JIM: … and he put down mortar. He was filling in some cracks, you know, and the mortar is so bright compared to the cement and I don’t want to put paint on it but I would like to, you know, just tone it down where it – you know, as it is it’s glaring at you, you know?

    LESLIE: Mm-hmm.

    TOM: Yeah, it’s hard to be strategic on this and just recolor the areas that were patched. What might be a better solution might be a concrete dye.

    LESLIE: There’s a great website you should check out. It’s called ConcreteSolutions.com; all one word – ConcreteSolutions. And they have all of the dyes, the tools, the products, the instructions on how to do it and everything is very reasonably priced. I mean you can do simple things and you can go ultra creative and make some really beautiful, almost artistic installations with the concrete. It’s totally up to you. Since it’s sidewalk you probably just want to make things uniform, but they have great products there.

    JIM: You know, I love you guys. (Tom laughs) Thank you very much and I’ll be listening.

    TOM: Alright, thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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