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Darkened cement/mortar colour

Discussion in 'Building' started by Possom, 1 Aug 2020.

  1. Possom

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    It can be observed in the attachment the darkened colour of this 1930s brick mortar.

    The bottom left of the picture shows a more modern piece of cement which has been placed there at some point and is a more "standard" colour.

    If I wanted to make up some cement which was more in keeping with the original, are there dyes which can be added to colour to make it a more darkened colour?

    There's also more of a grit in it than modern sand/cement mixes.

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  3. Notch7

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    your original mortar is black ash,hard to replicate with dyes,you can buy black mortar and add lime for closer match,maybe even try adding ash from bbq:).
     
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    Thanks Charlie George. Yes, I don't believe the original has a dye in it, but I'd no idea what it was or how to replicate it. So, that's interesting.

    Thanks, that's very helpful.
     
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    Ah, I wondered what it was -it doesn't look simply dyed.
     
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