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Old 05-31-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Need help finding or making white type N mortar for chimney pointing.


So heres the deal. I bought a 60 lb bag of type N mortar from lowes. Problem is, it will be a darker grey once it dries. It's the Quikrete brand. I did find online a TXI brand that makes a white type N premixed but lowes and HD dont appear to sell it around here. I have no problem mixing it myself. Im just looking for any input on where to buy either premixed white mortar or supplies to mix it myself. Im in the cleveland ohio area. Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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I think i figured it out. I'll just buy a bag of glass block mortar and mix in some of the type N i have to make it a bit darker. glass block is super white. im looking for a very light greyish tone.

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Need help finding or making white type N mortar for chimney pointing.


Or go to a real concrete supply, look at the samples of morter and buy one that already matches.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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Need help finding or making white type N mortar for chimney pointing.


First off, mortar lightens in color once it dries, not the other way around. Now im speaking for legitimate brands, not quickcrete brand so i can say for sure but it wouldnt even come close to making any sense that it would dry darker. Just not how it works.

Second, what is the color you are trying to match? You should take a sample of the old mortar to a brick supply company and they have a color swatch they can match it up too. Try to stay away from LOWES/HD for particular mortar products.

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