patio pointing problem?


Postby mark prior » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:13 pm

i am doing a patio at the moment i was going to use for my pointing up a wet mix of sand and cement or a dry mix of 4/1 mix. But the slap i am useing have a staining problem when useing cement based product. What ells could i use to get a nice secure joint. Then i was going to use just sand but some has sed to me i need some thing more than just sand pleas help me :cry: ?
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Postby welsh brickie » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:21 pm

use a slightly damp mix of 4:1,To test ,grab a handfull and squeeze it,there should be no moisture but it should retain its shape in your hand thats the consistancy you require.
Brush into the joints and use a finger trowel or pointing tool to iron the joints,make sure its well compacted or you will get holes.
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Postby mark prior » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:38 pm

ok thanxs for that but what about the staining problem?
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:05 pm

you just have to be carefull lay it in the joint as near as possible and with it being virtually dry staining is at a minimum
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Postby mark prior » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:32 pm

ok thanxs for that
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