I discovered your site online searching for a place to buy pigment to color traditional plaster. We are building a home and will have a contractor plaster all interior walls. His usual method is not to add color (although he is willing to do so), so I am researching some options on my own.
Is your Integral Color and Concrete pigment intended for this use?
Do you have all colors in stock? Once an order is placed how soon will it ship? It would be shipped to Pennsylvania, are there faster options for shipping? My plaster guy wants to start ahead of schedule so I am a bit pressed for time.
Also, do you know the equivalent in dry plaster to what would be in 15 gallons? My contractor said he mixes 15 gallons at one time and I do not know how many pounds that would be. (In order to estimate how much pigment would be needed)
Thanks in advance!
Our concrete pigment works very well in plaster. We keep all of our pigments in stock and would ship same day if ordered by 12:00 pm CST or called in by 2:30 pm.
Our pigment cannot be measured by volume the pigment and the plaster must be weighed to get consistent color from batch to batch. You can use a low cost gram or pound scale for the pigment and a bathroom scale for the plaster. As long as they weigh the same each time, they don’t have to be particularly accurate; you just need to get the same ratio each time.
Use the pre-bagged mix calculator on our web page to calculate how much pigment you need if your contractor is using bagged mix. If he is making his own plaster, use the custom batch calculator.