Morter color


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Old 08-11-06, 04:45 PM
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Morter color

If ya`ll have a min. any suggestions on dyeing or toneing brick morter. needto try to match an older morter. What i have used is to gray needs to be a tan color. thanks for your thoughts WP
 
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Morter color

Knock of a piece of the mortar color you want.

Take it to a masonry materials supplier - not a big box (they will sell you paint to add to something).

Good masonry materials suppliers sell colored mortar and have samples. Pick out the color that is closest. You may be able to buy a pre-proportioned colored mortar (the best if you are lucky) or a package of pigment that you add to a mortar mix (preproportion gray or from scratch).

Sand will have an effect on the mortar color, but you will have to use the local sand if you mix from scratch.

Keep in mind that your new mortar will not match and that the color intensity will decrease as the cement hydrates and cures.

If possible, avoid any mortar that uses a pigment that is not an iron oxide. Iron oxides are the standard pigments for concrete and come in many colors (not all iron oxides are "rust" colored) from yellow to tan red and black and can be blended into into thousands of combinations.

Dick
 
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Old 08-12-06, 05:39 AM
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Thank you for your time. That sounds like a plan OK here we GO LOL WP
 
 

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