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Tuck-pointing Mortar Joints with Mortar Repair

Cosmetic, non-structural repairs can be made to deteriorated mortar joints using QUIKRETE Mortar Repair.

Project Instructions

When working with mortar mixes, always wear eye protection and waterproof gloves.

Step 1
Prepare the mortar joints using a hammer and chisel to remove any deteriorated mortar to a depth of ¼ inch to ¾ inch.

Step 2
Clean out the joint using a wire brush.

Step 3
Apply the mortar repair by puncturing the seal inside the applicator tip and placing the cartridge into a standard caulk gun.

Step 4
Apply the Mortar Repair caulk using firm pressure, filling the mortar joint from back to front.

NOTE: QUIKRETE Mortar Repair has a special square applicator tip that is designed to smooth the caulk as it is being applied.

Step 5
Excess QUIKRETE Mortar Repair can be safely removed with a damp cloth.      

Shopping List

  • 10 oz QUIKRETE Mortar Repair (caulk)
    10 oz QUIKRETE Polyurethane Mortar Joint Sealant

  • Caulking gun
  • Chisel
  • Hammer
  • Wire brush
  • Damp cloth
  • Gloves
  • Safety glasses