Bricklaying Question

Can i use just white cement and sand to repoint a garden wall or do i need lime and whats the best mix

3 Answers

Best Answer

Yes you can use white cement/snowcrete, mix 5/6 soft yellow builders sand 1 cement 1 lime.
Your pointing will be white as apposed to grey, if using blue circle cement.

Answered 25th Jun 2011

B J D BUILDING/ROOFING

Member since 29 Oct 2008

you do not need any lime in repointing a garden wall externally unless it is already lime mortar, the best mix for the sand and cement pointing would be 4 sand to 1 cement with chased out joints to approx. 25 mm deep

Answered 25th Jun 2011

MD Construction

Member since 16 Apr 2009

hi, yes you can use white cement. There is absolutley no need for lime and the best mix is 4 sand to 1 cement with a touch of plasticiser ( not fairy liquid!!) cheers

Answered 25th Jun 2011

domestic roofingandbuilding

Member since 15 Aug 2008

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