Could you tell me the necessary doses of fine sand, cement and lime in order to make facing brick joints. I would like these joints to have the yellowish color so rustic. Namely that I use fine sand called "Saint Flo" which itself has the yellowish appearance. Thank you for your response and congratulations for your show. Jack.
The lime mortar most often used to make this type of joint is called "bastard mortar". It is composed of one part of cement, 1.5 parts of lime and 6 parts of fine sand previously sieved or 1 bag of cement, 1 bag of lime, for 30 buckets of sand (or 6 wheelbarrows) and 80 to 100 l of water. If your sand is already yellow you will not need to add colored pigment.
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