View Full Version : Mortar matching

06-15-2011, 09:14 PM
I work in the midwest and am trying to repair a few loose stone on a wall approximately 50-60 years old. I usually use Brixment type S and course sand but it ends up to light of a grey. I was wondering what others did to help give their 'new' mortar an aged look.


06-15-2011, 09:20 PM
Use a buff mortar or dye it.

DVS Hardscaper
06-15-2011, 10:02 PM
More than anything it's probably "washed out", along with has a layer of dirt.

Give the new mortar two years and it otta be close!

06-16-2011, 09:19 AM
I tried a little vinegar on the newly dried mortar. It helped a bit but not enough.

06-16-2011, 06:38 PM
Old colonial mortar looks a bit better when matching to old brick.

first rule with concrete products...... MECAP (match Existing as CLOSE as possible)

and NEVER guarantee a color of anything especially with colored concrete and mortars.