PAVING INSTALLATION #5: NOT ACID WASHING. Nothing says "slack" more than a mortar stained pavement. A dusty white/grey coating and pockmarks of dried cement are the last things anyone involved in the project wants to see for the big reveal.
Use the SAKRETE 1 lb. Cement Color to add color to any concrete, sand and mortar mix project. This easy-to-use product provides consistent color quality, which can be used to add a decorative, colorful accent to concrete and cement based projects. Made from synthetic mineral oxide additives, SAKRETE ...
Whether you're laying bricks, pointing, renewing chimney flaunching, laying screed or rendering, we have the best mix ratios for you.. Tradespeople and builders often use different terms to describe cement, concrete and mortar, so here's a quick guide designed to avoid confusion:
Introduction Mortars and concrete are the fundamental components of much of the construction industry in Britain and Ireland. For everyday definition purposes, a concrete is a cementitious material containing aggregates of sizes greater than 5 mm, whereas a mortar is a cementitious material containing aggregates of sizes less than 5 mm.
One generic cubic metre of moladi mortar consists of:* 1800kg or 0.720m3 of local decomposed granite / river sand 250kg of 42,5N Ordinary Portland Cement: (OPC) 5 litres of moladi CHEM, a non-toxic, water based chemical cocktail 200 litres of water * Please note that the above is a generic site mix ratio and will be subject to aggregate test results.
We use Boral Hardwall Plaster, if they are fresh rendered, sand the walls with 60-80 grit and a block, you need get rid of any excess sand left on the surface after rendering as this will end up in the mix on the trowel and make a smooth finish harder to achieve.