Re: Outdoor decoration need to knows
Sugar makes cement weaker, not stronger. If you want strong, yet a bit more flexible, then use a latex additive. I've seen some old timers use Elmer's white glue, can't say whether this is a good idea or not.
As for coloring cement, yes, there are a number of dye powders you can use to get just about any color of concrete you want. Follow the label for use and care.
As for creating a faux stone look, unless you are a very good artist and familiar with the materials you're handling, don't bother, you're just going to make a mess. Why not purchase some real stone or faux stone and then build your sculpture with that? You would set them in place, then mortar the spaces between, which is going to give you the look you're after.
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