How to mix mortar

Date:7 November 2017 Tags:, ,

Mortar is the cornerstone of building. It’s the glue that keeps your wall up and contributes to a structurally sound wall. However, mixing mortar is important. If you don’t get it right, you may struggle to bind your bricks or stone. So here’s a quick guide to getting it right.

How to mix mortar

  • Add two parts cement to four parts sand.
  • Add water slowly, two litres at a time, until the consistency looks like sandy mashed potatoes.
  • If the weather drops below freezing, use accelerator in the mortar.

Now that you’ve mixed your mortar, do you need to make a square corner in your wall? Here’s how (click).

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