Are mortar pointing guns any good?

Are mortar pointing guns any good?

The Guns which are like oversized silicone guns are great providing you get the consistency of your mortar mix to be perfect. I would advise using more mortar plasticiser than in a usual mix. with a pointing gun you will probably exceed your current pointing time by 500%.

Are brick mortar guns any good?

Bestbrick. “Pointing guns are quiet cheap on todays market and are very useful, I find them very good for a large areas of pointing because of the speed and accuracy they are used. They can be tricky to use , so I would suggest you try a practice area firstly , if your confident then move on,hope this helps.”

What is the best mix for a mortar gun?

Standard mix for wall pointing: 5 parts building sand, 1 part cement, add plasticiser to manufacturers instructions. Use maximum amount when mixing by hand. Patio slabs or exposed brickwork, you may need a stronger mix. For example – 3:1 sand / cement.

Do they make a grout gun?

Product Overview. Our AWF PRO Pointing and Grouting Gun allows you to Point, or Re-point brick, stone and block walls or apply grout to tiled floors.

What is the mix for pointing brickwork?

What is a mortar and which mortar mix is best for brickwork? Cement and sand mixed with water makes concrete. Cement and sand, with the addition of plasticizer or lime (all mixed with water)makes a building or pointing mortar.

What is the mortar mix for pointing?

Mortar Mix for Pointing The preferable mortar mix ratio for pointing is 1-part mortar and either 4 or 5 parts building sand. The ratio will vary depending on what exactly is being pointed. For bricklaying, you will usually want a 1:4 ratio with plasticiser added to the mixture.

What type of cement is used for pointing?

A typical mortar mix for Repointing purposes, for use in an area subject to normal weather conditions, would comprise 1 part Portland Cement, 1 part Lime and 5½ parts Sand.

Is plasticiser necessary in mortar?

Use a carefully selected prescription mix and a suitable mechanical mixer for site-batched mortar mixing. Add plasticisers and other additives to the mortar mix to improve workability, but only if needed. Use only products specifically designed as a mortar additive.