- Does anyone know of any brick pointing firms in the Preston area..
Been there done that. Mind numbing doesn't even begin to cover it. Filthy work clearing out the old cement (especially if you speed up the process using a grinder) and the pointing itself is just tedious.
Not difficult at all though!
If you get a *small* builder in, make sure he brings a stepladder with him…Posted 7 years agojonah tontoMember
if your having a go yourself here are some tips;
*the mix should be wet enough to form a ball in your hand, but dry enough to leave little/no reside on your glove when you form it.
*wet the joints thoroughly, and top up with a sprayer as you go
*once its gone off enough not to run, spray gently with a hose twice/thrice a day for 2 days (longer for lime mortar)
*tools are a plasterers hawk and a 'small tool' (it can be a bit embarrassing asking the builders merchant if he has a small tool)
*get the hawk flush with the joint (to avoid waste) and push mortar in with small tool
*press the mix in HARD
*do long lines of beds and then come back for the perps (upright bits)
*dont try and make it too pretty at first you can come back after about 3 hrs and cut off excess to make it look nice
i would also include some kind of mind numbing drugs such as beer or dope as it is the most tedious of jobsPosted 7 years ago
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