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CEMENTOGRAPHY - ΤΣΙΜΕΝΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ

A CYPRIOT ART FORM

HOW TO MAKE THE CEMENT COLORS

MATERIALS:

white cement

marble powder

cement colors of your preference

polybond glue (liquid adhesive)

water

 

RECIPE:

You use 1 part white cement and 1 part marble powder

You put the amount of cement color(s) (powder) to meet your preference

Mix the water with polybond glue (1 part polybond : 5 parts water)

Then you mix the water mix with the powder mix.

* make sure your mix is not too watery

HOW TO MAKE THE CEMENT BACK

MATERIALS:

regular cement

polybond glue

plasticizer

chopped fiberglass fibers for concrete (or plastic)

perlite for concrete constructions

 

RECIPE:

Every 25 kg of cement we put 100 ml plasticiser which helps to mix the cement with less water.

Whatever the amount of the cement you use, you will use half the volume of water. In the water

you mix the plasticiser and the polybond (1 part polybond : 5 parts water). Then you add the fiberglass fibers. You put the mix in the concrete machine and allow it to blend. Then you add the cement and the perlite (1 part cement : 1 part perlite) and you allow the machine to blend it again for approx. 3 minutes. If it is too thick, we let the machine roll for another couple of minutes without adding water. If it is still to thick, then we add a little extra water.