How can i acheive this mortar mix colour please.

Joined
21 Jan 2017
Messages
94
Reaction score
1
Country
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.

XUCEuck.jpg

CGauG9S.jpg

O0h8lSp.jpg
 
Sponsored Links
Joined
29 Jan 2008
Messages
1,878
Reaction score
310
Location
Liverpool
Country
United Kingdom
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.
 
Sponsored Links
Joined
29 Jan 2008
Messages
1,878
Reaction score
310
Location
Liverpool
Country
United Kingdom
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.

Pointing is a tricky business if you've not done it before. Take your time or consider a pointing gun.
 

DIYnot Local

Staff member

If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

 
Top