So, the old contractors (God bless em) left £100’s worth of mortar out in the rain. When I went to the manufacturer to get some more, I was told that they had run out and were not making it anymore. The search for a new mortar which was the same colour then began. The problem is, you can’t tell what colour it is until 4-6 days later when it has dried. Hence, I had to make up rather a large number of samples. The final recipe was 45gms of black and brown dye to 25kgs of 3xno.21 type lime mortar.
Mason Cottage Blog
Masons Cottage is having an extension and this blog is documenting the process.