What colors does Redi-Rock offer?

Redi-Rock is produced by individually owned and operated manufacturers around the world. Color varies by region. To get specific coloring information for your project, it is best to talk to your local manufacturer. Get local manufacturer contact details.

Concrete Gray - No Color

Most common option to allow for a blank slate for your project

Most Redi-Rock manufacturers do not add color to their blocks and only offer concrete gray.

In many regions there are a couple options for color to meet the specific need of your project and the regional coloring of natural stone. Post-installation stain is most commonly used to achieve this, however, your local manufacturer may offer a factory applied color using a shake-on color hardener during the production process. Learn more about each method below and reach out to your local manufacturer to learn about the specific color options in your region.

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How do you color a retaining wall?

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Concrete Gray - No Color

Most Common
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Post-Installation Stain

Best Customization Option
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Shake-On Color Hardener

Varies by Region

What is post-installation stain?

Post-installation stain is a method of coloring where a color stain is applied to the face of a block. Using this method of coloring allows you to get very specific with the look of your wall to match colors of existing walls, natural rock, and more. See project examples that have utilized post-installation stain below.

What is shake-on color?

Shake-on color is a method that involves applying pigmented powder to the surface of the texture mold during the production process. Anywhere from 1-3 different colors can be applied to create a natural color appearance to a wall. See project examples that have utilized this color technique.

Retaining Wall Color FAQs

Does shake-on color fade over time?

While shake-on color does fade slightly over time, the color powder is a cementitious material that incorporates with the concrete on the face of the block when produced properly.

Why does my gray wall look like a different color now that it's installed?

Local soils and rain can cause concrete blocks to pick up different hues during installation and throughout the lifetime of your wall. We like to think of this as nature's way of becoming one with your wall.

How do I combat against graffiti on my wall?

Choosing a texture like Ledgestone opposed to smoother faces like Limestone or Kingstone will help combat against graffiti on your wall. Some post-installation stain sub-contractors also have materials that can be applied to your wall to help combat tagging as well. It is best to talk to a stain provider in your area to determine the specific needs of your project.

Should I seal my retaining wall?

Most Redi-Rock walls are not sealed, however, it is best to talk to your local manufacturer or the sub-contractor who is providing post-installation stain to determine if sealing your retaining wall is necessary.

Can I paint my retaining wall?

While there are paints made specific for concrete, post-installation stain will provide longer lasting results.