Cement mix with washing up liquid.

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How much washing up liquid should I add to a bucket of cement/mortar mix for pointing etc. making it easier to work with.
 
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None. I believe it’s not recommended. Why not try and get some plasticiser?
 
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For non structural work, a quick squirt in the water bucket, but for the price you may as well buy the proper stuff
 
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This being - presumably - a family-oriented forum, modesty prevents one from saying what additives some builders have been known to put in the cement mixer.
 
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For non structural work, a quick squirt in the water bucket, but for the price you may as well buy the proper stuff
Problem is - buy a 2-litre can of plasticiser for a small job, and you can't use what's left for washing up. :(
 
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For just bucket, you'd only want about a few drops of fairy, no more than 1/4 teaspoon.
 

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