ShapeCrete is a new collaborative innovation between designer and founder of CHENG Concrete, Fu-Tung Cheng, and SAKRETE.
As a durable, professional-grade concrete product, ShapeCrete allows makers, crafters, DIYers and contractors to stretch the limits of their creative potential through concrete designs that require no oven-baking or kiln-firing. Since ShapeCrete is designed for simple workability in both thick and thin applications, users can simply add water, mix and sculpt the clay-like substance into limitless shapes or forms, such as custom planters, vases, bowls, address tiles, garden sculptures, furniture and more.
Additionally, ShapeCrete provides 30 to 60 minutes of working time and can be colored with concrete colors during mixing or painted once hardened after 24 hours. The end result is a durable concrete structure with a beautiful finish that can include a smooth or glass-like appearance, a refined texture or even detailed impressions of other objects.
ShapeCrete also doubles as a quick, easy-to-use material for small everyday concrete repairs such as patching and repair for driveways, patios and walkways.
“You don’t have to have a shop or garage to play with ShapeCrete, you can even work off of your kitchen table depending on your project size,” Cheng noted. “As fun as it is to work with ShapeCrete, the grand reveal of what you’re able to create after about a day or so has a rock-hard quality and almost porcelain finish, it’s exhilarating! It doesn’t matter what your skill set is; you’ll surprise yourself every time that’s really the best part.”
ShapeCrete will soon be available at arts and crafts, home improvement and hardware retailers throughout the U.S.