Economies that are possible with tilt-up need not be realized at the expense of building appearance. Attractive tilt-up structures can be built efficiently and occupied quickly when designers and builders collaborate to select the best of many surface treatment options for a given job. Color and texture can be enhanced by several methods, including: 1. Color and modifications of the concrete mix 2. Special forming or textured form liners 3. Surface blasting or mechanical tooling 4. Aggregate exposure with chemical retarders 5. Sand-bed placing of aggregate for exposure 6. Special surface finishing techniques 7. Paint The method or combination of methods selected depends on budget constraints and whether the lifting plan calls for panels cast face up or face down.