Cement paints were first used in the 1940s and usually consist of Portland cement and possibly some lime, dolomite or cellulose glue, which is mixed with a small amount of water and then added to the pigment and water. They give their best results on newly cast concrete or fresh render, but can also be used on brick. In durability and quality they fall somewhere between lime and silicate products. Pure cement paint is mainly used nowadays for special treatment of pools and various concrete structures, with large quantities of added polymers.
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