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Old 05-20-2011, 07:17 AM   #1
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White mortar

I am going to repoint a brick wall and use white mortar. Don't know the correct amount of white cement and lime to put into the mix.

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
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White mortar

It depends on what colour you want and if you are trying to match existing mortar. It also depends on the type of brickwork. For example older, soft bricks should normally be re-pointed with lime mortar. Some mixes use a 50/50 white/grey OPC to get a different colour.
For newer brickwork a 1/1/6 lime/cement/sand mix is often used. Stronger mixes are sometimes used in exposed areas near the coast, and with very hard engineering bricks.

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