Mortar for limestone

by Michael
(Indianapolis,Indiana )

I have a job with a limestone entry way to the front door I want to tuck point the joints, But since it is a historic home built in 1937. I want the mortar to match. Is there a product I can buy to match this that is specifically made for limestone?

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Apr 07, 2012
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MATCHING EXISTING MORTAR COLOR NEW
by: Charlie Cummins

Hello Michael, thanks for asking
Take a sample of the mortar to a big reputable brick or block yard, and they can either do it them selves or have it sent of, and they will tell you the amount of portland, lime, and sand that you need to use to match the existing structure.

I have also heard of people taking the mortar to a paint store, they will get as close to the color as possible, and sell you a paint that is made to paint masonry, or a stain paint that will match it.
There is a lot of information on brickcertification.com that may help you with this and other projects.
Thank you
Charlie Cummins

Apr 07, 2012
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MATCHING EXISTING MORTAR COLOR NEW
by: Charlie Cummins

Hello Michael, thanks for asking
Take a sample of the mortar to a big reputable brick or block yard, and they can either do it them selves or have it sent of, and they will tell you the amount of portland, lime, and sand that you need to use to match the existing structure.

I have also heard of people taking the mortar to a paint store, they will get as close to the color as possible, and sell you a paint that is made to paint masonry, or a stain paint that will match it.
There is a lot of information on brickcertification.com that may help you with this and other projects.
Thank you
Charlie Cummins

Aug 04, 2009
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Mortar For Limestone
by: Anonymous



This may not be the best way to do it, but this has worked for me in the past, I would take a piece of the limestone and pound it into powder and mix it with sand and White Portland Cement so it has the exact colors in it, give it a little more powder than is required to make it strong. I would also make the existing joints damp as to slow the drying process a bit so it is a strong mix.

Hope this helps.
Thanks Jed

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