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BUDGET-FRIENDLY BBQ: THE WEBER® MAKEOVER
CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula Mix
MAKE A PARK AVENUE BENCH IN
INTRODUCING NEW CHENG OUTDOOR PRO-FORMULA
CHENG Outdoor Concrete Pro-Formula allows you to make designer-quality concrete in an array of colors for outdoor projects such as planters, benches, fire tables, barbeque surrounds, and countertops just like the pros.
Fu-Tung Cheng first developed CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula for his own award-winning design projects, blending the finest grade fade-resistant color pigments, crack-prevention fibers, and freeze-thaw additives. When added to common bagged concrete, CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula creates a superior, designer-quality, more durable concrete specially designed for outdoor living environments.
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Outdoor Pro-Formula: Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What can I build with CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula? Can I do precast or pour-in-place?
CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula was especially designed for both precast and pour-in-place projects allowing more design applications like BBQ Surrounds, Furniture, Fire Pits, Tabletops, Planters, Benches, and Garden Sculpture. Available in 1 cu.ft. packages, you can order as little or as much as your project needs.
You can also use Outdoor Pro-Formula for walls and flatwork like sidewalks, patios, and pavers.
Q2. Is CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula for Do-it-Yourselfers or Professionals?
Both! DIYers will appreciate how easy it is to use—just add bagged concrete mix from your local hardware store and water to 1 cu.ft. of Outdoor Pro-Formula and you instantly get a workable mix ready to go with fade-resistant color and strengthening agents that minimize cracking and breaking. You’re now ready to pour your batch into the form! You’ll build a great project yourself AND keep the bulk of the materials local (some green points for you) because bagged mixes contain product from a regional source. A do-it-yourselfer will find success across projects, whether you’re pouring your first project one week and your next project next month. You’ll experience consistent color, strength performance, and surface finish results each time. For project inspiration, check out Design Ideas and How-To Project Drawings.
Professionals will find that Outdoor Pro-Formula eliminates the time and cost of buying and procuring materials from different vendors in large batches or by the palette. Without the guesswork of measuring and blending various admixtures, your shop will save time and resources better spent building the form, allowing your crew to work more efficiently. Outdoor Pro-Formula is so easy to use, any member of your crew can produce consistent results every time. In addition to six popular ready-to-go colors, we offer offer Outdoor Pro-Formula Base which can be used with CHENG Base Pigments for a complete custom coloring system to achieve any specific color requested by a client. As a professional, you may find the 3-day Outdoor Living Professional Pre-Cast Training ideal for your growing business.
Q3. What colors are available? Can I make my own custom colors?
CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula is available in customer favorites: Charcoal, Sand, Saddle, Stone, Amber and Platinum. It is also offered in Base which can be used with CHENG Base Pigments for a complete custom coloring system.
Will these colors fade outside? No, CHENG Pro-Formula mixes are blended using the highest quality synthetic oxide pigments which are fade-resistant and do not wash away when exposed to exterior conditions.
Q4. What is the difference between Outdoor Pro-Formula and Countertop Pro-Formula?
CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula is the same high-performance formulation you've trusted for years in the Concrete Countertop Pro-Formula line—but with a twist. While Concrete Countertop Pro-Formula can be used as a pour-in-place, it was specifically developed for pre-cast projects and offers a superbly dense, smooth surface. Outdoor Pro-Formula is specifically blended with built-in climate flexibility for either pre-cast or pour-in-place exterior projects.
Thanks to the new formulation, Outdoor Pro-Formula withstands all types of weather conditions. It includes ingredients that increase the concrete’s resistance to cracking and breaking away from the surface, or “spawling,” which can often occur in exterior installations. With built-in “shock absorbers,” Outdoor Pro-Formula projects will expand and contract with temperature fluctuations, dramatically increasing the life and maintaining the beauty of your outdoor concrete projects. Regardless of whether you live in a northern climate, where deep freezes are common or under the hot desert sun with scorching temperatures, Outdoor Pro-Formula holds up to the wear and tear of these extreme conditions.
Can I use it indoors? Yes, CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula is perfectly safe to use indoors—however, we strongly recommend Concrete Countertop Pro-Formula for indoor projects. The expanded line of colors and higher density make the Concrete Countertop Pro-Formula better suited for interior use.
Q5. What Sealer can I use with Outdoor Pro-Formula?
CHENG Sealer can be used outdoors, but plan on re-sealing seasonally for optimum performance as the sealer will wear down much more quickly outdoors than indoors.
We don’t recommend the CHENG Sealer for floors, sidewalks and patios as it was not designed for flatwork applications. There are many available concrete floor sealers on the market, (see Interstar’s concrete floor sealer) that are formulated for high traffic.
Q6. I’m a professional. Can I install this in commercial, high-traffic environments?
Yes, Outdoor Pro-Formula is ideal for use in commercial settings—from pavers to patios and BBQs to bar tops, this mix provides a revenue opportunity. See sealing recommendation for flatwork at Q5. As a professional, you may find the 3-day Outdoor Living Professional Pre-Cast Training ideal for your growing business.
Q7. Can I use the CHENG Densifying Agent for my outdoor project?
No. Using the Densifying Agent will drive out the entrained air required for freeze-thaw resistance.