How can i acheive this mortar mix colour please.

21 Jan 2017
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United Kingdom
Hi guys,

I have just installed brick slips in my home and I am looking for the right mortar mix/ratio between sand, lime, cement/ White cement and water (or pigment colour) to achieve the desired colour below please, in addition to achieving strongly bonded mortar. Below is the colour, its a sandstone/buff warm sand look. Looking to achieve a similar colour so I can fill the 10mm gaps in my brick slips.

Below I have attached the colour and pictures of a brick slipped wall with the colour mortared in it.

Many thanks in advance.



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Buff coloured mortar tone with a 5:1 sand to cement mix. Use plasticiser not lime.

You shouldn’t need a strong bond for brick slips.
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Normal should be fine. As 23vc says, if you can get hold of yellow sand then great, but normal sand and the tone should get the colour right.

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