Cemcote Cement-Based Coating

Permacolour Cemcote is a specially designed cement-based coating, supplied in powder form, requiring the addition of water on-site, to produce a smooth flowing coating that sets rock-hard and is unaffected by ultraviolet light.

  • Category
    Concrete Finishes
  • Range
    External Floors and Finishes
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Apply two coats of Permacolour Cemcote Cement-Based Coating using a soft broom or brush, to a hard clean surface that has been primed with Permacolour Activator, all in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.

Surface Preparation

All surfaces must be clean, hard, and free from all loosely adhering particles and contaminants such as dirt, and oil. New smooth surfaces must be acidly etched.

Any existing paints or coatings must be completely removed from the surface to be treated.


Do not apply to exteriors if rain is expected or if there is a risk of frost. Apply only between 7 and 25 degrees Celsius surface temperature.

Plan the application so that the product can be applied from one surface area feature to another whilst maintaining a wet edge, to avoid any unsightly dry joints.


All surfaces to be clean and dry at the time of sealing. For best results, sealing should be done after midday.

External surfaces - 2 coats Permacolour Concrete Sealer, to protect against efflorescence, wear, and weathering. The second coat of sealer can be applied a minimum of one hour after the first coat is touch dry, best results achieved after 24 hours. Application by solvent/mohair roller or soft broom.

Internal floors - apply 2 coats of sealer selected from the internal Permacolour Sealer Range. Sealer choice is dependent on the desired finish and location of the floor.


Permacolour Cemcote is designed to provide a tough, economical coating for direct application onto new or existing horizontal concrete masonry surfaces, which will enhance drab or worn-out surfaces efficiently. 

Excellent for recolouring concrete surfaces that have been damaged by rain or have not turned out as expected. Commonly used on floor surfaces including basements and garage floors, footpaths, patios, pavers, and driveways. 

Please note: badly damaged concrete will need to be repaired before coating otherwise the rough damaged texture will mirror through the applied coating.

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Permacolour is New Zealand's longest leading manufacturer and supplier of products for the decorative concrete industry.

Permacolour, was established in 1992 and is now recognised as New Zealand's longest-leading manufacturer and supplier of concrete colourants including iron oxides, sealers, additives, tools, and other products for the decorative concrete industry.

Permacolour is owned and managed by Brian O’Keeffe who has been in the concrete industry for over 32 years. With considerable experience ranging from owning a concrete contracting business to manufacturing and distribution, he is extremely knowledgeable and provides valuable practical assistance to customers.