How To Take Care Of Spot Tuckpointing Do Do-It-Yourself Clean out joints. Can be grinded, scraped or brushed out. The deeper you go, the longer the patching will last. The joints should be at least ½ inch to 1 inch deep. Brush the joints with a MASONRY BRUSH to clear out the sand. Then spray water on the area you are working on. Mix mortar: Buy "Type N" pre-mixed pre mortar. Mix with water in bucket using a MARGIN TROWEL. It should not be too wet or too dry, it should look and feel like fluffy mashed potatoes. Scoop mortar onto your HAWK and flatten into a pancake. Use your JOINER to take mortar from the hark and place in your wall. Let your work dry a little. When it crumbles off, use your MASONRY BRUSH to finish your work. This is important to create a good bond with the bricks. •If If you are working on a hot day, you may need to wet down your work later in the day. If it dries too fast, it won't harden properly. A short tutorial from Harambee Youth Training. Call Michelle Johnson @ 726-4988 4988 x251 with any questions. How To Take Care Of Spot Tuckpointing Do Do-It-Yourself Tool List: These tools should be easy to find at any hardware store if you ask for help. If you clean them well after you use them, they should last a very long time! Tools can be cleaned with water, or also with a wire brush. Masonry Brush Margin Trowel Bucket Bag of 'Type N' Mortar Jointer Hawk TOTAL: Under $40! Depending on how many bags of mortar you need, you should be spending less than $40! Not bad for a repair that could save you a lot more!! These prices are averages, and depending on where you go, you might find these tools more or less expensive. Also, you might find scraping out the joints to be difficult without proper tools. Masonry rakes can be very help helpful, but are expensive at about $40 a piece. A grinder with a diamond blade is also expensive, but you might be able to ask about renting these items. A short tutorial from Harambee Youth Training. Call Michelle Johnson @ 726-4988 4988 x251 with any questions.
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