Coloured Pointing Mortar
Coloured Pointing Mortar
Coloured Pointing Mortar
Coloured Pointing Mortar
Coloured Pointing Mortar
Coloured Pointing Mortar
Coloured Pointing Mortar
Coloured Pointing Mortar
Coloured Pointing Mortar
Coloured Pointing Mortar

Coloured Pointing Mortar  

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Overview:

Kingfisher Coloured Pointing Mortar is a premium cement-based powder, formulated to provide perfect decorative colour consistency in mortar joints, especially where entire elevations of a building are being re-pointed. Blended with Kingfisher Pointing Solution it also creates high integrity waterproof joints to protect against damp ingress.Read More

Product Code:69dg
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Coloured Pointing Mortar


“Repairs that stand the test of time”


Perhaps the most frustrating part of any re-pointing job is not that it is painstaking and time-consuming, but that so often the repairs don’t last.  Kingfisher Coloured Pointing Mortar and Kingfisher Pointing Solution address this problem head-on.  With proven chemistry and a track record of durability going back almost thirty years, you can easily achieve stunning visual results, unparalleled durability and outstanding resilience to penetrating damp.

Coloured Pointing Mortar is crafted from fine silica sands, lime, selected pigments and Portland cement to produce an exceptionally workable mortar, for either traditional trowel application or via powered delivery systems, including Quikpoint.

•    Colour consistency you just can’t match with batch mixing
•    Suitable for brick and stonework
•    Heritage lime option with “611” ratio sand/lime/cement
•    With Quikpoint is 5 x faster than traditional methods
•    Fewer shrinkage cracks
•    Ability to make the pointing colour a design feature
•    Waterproof mortar in just 30 minutes with Kingfisher Pointing Solution
•    Exceptional workability, enhances productivity
•    Formulated for Quikpoint for faster, more accurate pointing

Our “Heritage” lime option is particularly popular as its “611” ratio formulation, perfectly blends the need for sympathetic lime mortar that won’t induce cracking in softer surrounding masonry, with the waterproofing and durability offered by Portland mortar.  We can speak from the experience of literally hundreds of customer enquiries regarding leaks through new “pure” lime mortar pointing.

 

How does it work?

It is worth taking a brief moment to consider the origins of and problems caused by mortar joint failure.  Mortar joints can fail for a number of reasons; frost damage (spalling), long term exposure to moisture, chloride erosion (salt damage), organic invasion (moss/weeds) or even a weak mix when the wall was first built.  No matter what the cause, the impacts on the building are broadly the same; deterioration in the appearance of the building externally and damp ingress internally, with all that entails in terms of damp and rot.  Effective repair methods are therefore essential for;

Professional pointing of:
•    All types of brickwork
•    Most stone masonry
•    Roofing ridge tiles
•    Blockwork
•    Paving
•    Flagstones
•    Coping stones

In domestic, commercial, agricultural and industrial buildings where consistency of colour and performance is desired.

“Time is money” as the old saying goes but perhaps a more apt observation in building maintenance is that “labour costs more than material”.  This applies especially to pointing which is a traditionally laborious process, made infinitely faster, decoratively superior and more reliable using Kingfisher Coloured Pointing Mortar and Kingfisher Pointing Solution.

Pointing colour consistency
There are two different ways to achieve attractive coloured mortar joints.  You can either batch mix the colour on-site, using mortar dye or you can use a pre-mixed solution.
The difficulty with batch mixing is that it can be awkward to consistently weigh out the exact proportions of sand and cement on-site, never mind accurately calculating the correct proportion of dye to be added every time.  If you get it wrong the shade variations, especially on large areas, can be noticeable and spoil the appearance of an entire wall.  Coloured Pointing Mortar removes this uncertainty because all the components are pre-mixed in controlled, factory conditions, so you simply add water & Kingfisher Pointing Solution, to get uniform coloured mortar joints from each mix, across the whole job or project.

Pointing adhesion & waterproofing
For accurate pointing, firstly you carefully trowel mortar into the joint, so that it closes up flush with the bedding mortar and secondly you strike the joint, to finish the exposed face to the desired linear profile.  Sounds simple enough, but it takes skill to trowel in the mortar so that it is uniformly bonded to the bedding mortar, without slumping out and without staining adjacent brick or stone faces.  Additionally, there is the worry of an unexpected rain shower washing out the new pointing before it cures.

Coloured Pointing Mortar combined with Kingfisher Pointing Solution improves the adhesion and flexibility of the mix, making it much easier to work with.  This is technically referred to as a “polymer-modified mix”.  Additionally, this mix becomes showerproof in as little as 30 minutes, reducing washout risk.  Once cured the mortar joint has significantly superior flexibility and waterproofing compared to standard sand/cement pointing.  In practice, this means that driving rain cannot penetrate, even after many years and frost damage is almost non-existent.

Quikpoint rapid pointing system
Although not a new innovation, the Quikpoint powered pointing gun has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years, as rising labour costs have driven interest in niche tools that save time.  Additionally, the revolution in lithium-ion battery power tools has lent cordless versatility to Quikpoint for the first time, further extending its appeal.

Coloured Pointing Mortar mixed with Kingfisher Pointing Solution and water is the perfect companion mortar for the Quikpoint system, providing a rapid and consistent bead of coloured mortar.  The auger feed effortlessly pushes the mortar to the back of the joint, ensuring total fill, even where joint depths and profile may vary considerably.

The refined formulation of Coloured Pointing Mortar is perfect for Quikpoint, as it is free from contaminants like stray gravel which often contaminate sand stored on-site and can jam the Quikpoint auger drive mechanism.  Additionally, the sands blended in Coloured Pointing Mortar are not as course as standard building sand, resulting in substantially reduced abrasion wear on the Quikpoint gun.

 

How to use Coloured Pointing Mortar?

1. Pre-treat with Kingfisher Bio Wash (kills moss, green mould & lichens).  Liberally spray the entire wall surface with Kingfisher Bio Wash using a low-pressure sprayer (as for garden weed-killer) and leave to activate.

2. Clean Wall (remove debris)  Typically a wall that needs re-pointing will be in a vulnerable state, with crumbling mortar joints and possibly “blown” faces.  Consequently, aggressive cleaning methods like pressure washing are unlikely to be appropriate as this will inevitably result in further damage and in the worst-case moisture penetration into the building.  Use hand wire brushes, mechanical scrapers and Kingfisher Eco-Brick Cleaner where appropriate.

3. Rake out Joints  Joints should ideally be raked to a depth 1.5 times their width which is sufficient to give the joint both intrinsic mechanical strength and sufficient adhesion into the substrate.  “Raking out” can be effected by using manual mortar raking tools and wire brushes on both stone and brickwork.  Brush out and flush loose material residues from the joint with a compressed air line or a soft hose.  Spray with clean water, using an atomiser spray but do not over-wet.

4. Pre-mix Gauging Liquid.  In a 10L builders bucket or similar mix one-part Kingfisher Pointing Solution to 5 parts water and stir.

5. Mix mortar.  In another container add the desired quantity of mortar (we recommend starting with a small 5Kg mix) and then slowly add the diluted Kingfisher Pointing Solution (approx 0.8 litres per 5 Kg mortar).  Ideally, you should power paddle this with a Kingfisher mixing attachment on a slow speed drill (400-600 rpm) until you achieve a workable consistency.

6. Stand.  Allow the mortar to stand for about 5 – 10 minutes to allow full saturation, and briefly remix, adding a small amount of liquid, as necessary to give optimum consistency.

7. Apply.  Either fill the Quikpoint Gun and apply in accordance with equipment instructions or trowel apply by traditional method.
a) If using the Quikpoint Gun, insert the nozzle at least 4mm into the joint and gently squeeze the trigger.
b) Fill the vertical joints first and after 1 to 2 m return to fill the horizontal joints.
c) Draw the nozzle slowly along the joint, matching the delivery flow rate such that the bead of mortar effectively fills from the back of the joint.
d) Strike off excess to required shape when the mortar has lost its sheen and finish smoothly with a slender pointing trowel/ spatula.
e) Brush off any excess mortar after the initial set but before it fully cures.

 

How much will I need?

The pointing mortar quantity you will need varies according to the type of building material and the dimension of the mortar joints.  The following guide can fairly be described as a rule of thumb for calculating pointing mortar:

Repointing Bricks
The typical coverage is 4 to 6 sq m per 25 Kg bag for standard brickwork.  This is based on a 10mm wide joint with an average depth of 15mm.

Repointing Stone Masonry
This can be more difficult to estimate as stone sizes vary, making it difficult to calculate projected mortar usage.  Chalk mark a test area of 1 sq m which is representative of the area to be treated and carefully note the volume or weight of pointing mortar used.  This will give you a fairly accurate coverage rate with which to calculate the amount needed to re-point the whole area.

Repointing Blocks
Blocks come in varying sizes but assuming a 10mm wide joint, 25Kg will re-point 45 to 50 linear joint metres at 15mm depth.

Bedding & Laying Bricks, Blocks & Stone Masonry
10kg mortar will lay 10 bricks with a 10mm joint (brick: 230mm x 100mm x 10mm deep.)
20kg mortar will lay 10 blocks with a 10mm joint (block: 460mm x 100mm x 10mm deep.)

Rendering
15kg will cover 1 square metre of render at 10mm thick.
Please note, the foregoing quantities are approximate, don't forget to allow for wastage, typically around 5% to 7%.

 

Technical Support

As always we recommend that you read the Technical Data Sheet & Safety Data Sheet thoroughly before commencing any work.  If in doubt please call us for advice, we are here to help.

Description

“Kingfisher Pointing Mortar” is a dry cement based powder premixed with appropriate proportions of sand, Portland cement, lime (Heritage colour only) and pigments to produce a uniform coloured mortar. The product requires the addition of “Kingfisher Pointing Solution” diluted with water (1 part “Pointing Solution” to 5 parts water) to give a non-shrink, waterproof and decorative finish.

Companion / Related Products:
• Kingfisher “Bio-Wash”.
• Kingfisher “Bio 3” stone and brick cleaner.
• Kingfisher “Pointing Solution”.
• Kingfisher “Extreme Climate” one coat masonry protection.
• Kingfisher “Quikpoint Gun” rapid pointing system.

Refer to these individual product data sheets for detailed application guidance – published on our website www.kingfisheruk.com.

 

Uses

For professional re-pointing of all types of brickwork and stone work in domestic, commercial, agricultural and industrial buildings where consistency of colour is desired in remedial or restoration works. Note: Our “Heritage Lime” is suitable for most restoration pointing being a soft mix of 6 parts sand, 1 part cement and 1 part lime with a natural lime colour. Kingfisher “Pointing Mortar” is the ideal companion to our “Quikpoint Gun” rapid pointing system.

 

Advantages

Excellent colour consistency. Achieves uniformity of colour that conventional “batch mixing” of sand/ cement/ plasticiser & mortar dye cannot match.
Non-shrink. Used in conjunction with Kingfisher “Pointing Solution” reduces shrinkage cracks.
Time & Cost Saving. Less time compared to mixing and measuring sand/ cement /plasticiser and mortar dye. Phenomenal productivity gains when used with “Quikpoint Gun” – 5 times faster than traditional methods.
Reduced Maintenance. Professional “Quikpoint” users will save time and maintenance costs because the finely graded pointing mortar formulation (gauged with “Pointing Solution) is smoother and therefore much kinder to the mechanism and parts compared with standard mortar batch mixing.
Waterproof. The combination of “Pointing Mortar” and “Pointing Solution” results in a polymer modified joint which is shower proof in around 20 minutes, reducing the potential for wash-out and staining during curing. Longer term they provide a high performance waterproof joint, superior to that provided by standard mortar mixes.

 


Surface Preparation

1. Pre-treat with “Bio Wash” (kills moss, green mould & lichens).
Liberally spray the entire wall surface with Kingfisher “Bio Wash” using a low pressure sprayer (as for garden weed-killer) and leave to activate. This effectively sanitises the wall by killing the obvious areas of moss, lichen and green mould growth as well as the hidden spores buried deep in the substrate and mortar joints.

2. Clean Wall (remove debris)
The extent and type of cleaning required will depend on the condition and type of wall. Typically a wall that needs re-pointing will be in a vulnerable state, with crumbling mortar joints and possibly “blown” faces. Consequently aggressive cleaning methods like pressure washing are unlikely to be appropriate as this will inevitably result in further damage and in the worst case moisture penetration into the building.

Use hand wire brushes and the extended pole type for harder to reach areas (available from Kingfisher) to remove stubborn deposits. Typical black carbon marking can often be removed very effectively with two applications of Kingfisher “Bio 3” stone and brick cleaner (neutral formula). Old mortar staining can be removed using Kingfisher “Max Strength” patio cleaner which is a traditional formula brick acid with a cleaning agent (wear impervious rubber gloves and full eye and face protection).

Note: Vulnerable or friable areas should be tested on a small area with different cleaning methods before full treatment.

3. Rake out Joints
The key to successful re-pointing that doesn’t “fall out” at the first sign of bad weather is to ensure that the joints are correctly prepared. This means removing as much of the old mortar as possible without damaging the surrounding bricks or stonework. Joints should be raked to a depth 1.5 times their width which is sufficient to give the joint both intrinsic mechanical strength and sufficient adhesion into the substrate.

“Raking out” can be effected by using manual mortar raking tools and wire brushes on both stone and brick work. However, professional operators should use our “Mortar Rake” kit which can be fitted to most small angle grinders and is perfect for use on large areas of brickwork where rapid preparation is essential to site productivity. The sole plate ensures smooth progression and precision cutting depth while the cutting blade (router) is available in 3 different sizes to suit most joint widths.

Note: We do not recommend raking out with angle grinders fitted with circular diamond blades as these are prone to “running out” and “gashing” brickwork. Our “Mortar Rake” has the advantage of powered cutting speed but with a level of control similar to a joiner’s “router”, you risk very little damage to surrounding masonry.

Finally brush out and flush loose material residues from the joint with a compressed air line or a soft hose. Leave damp.

 

Application

Having cleaned the surface and raked to a minimum depth of 1.5 times the width of the joint you are now ready to apply the mortar.

1. Pre-mix Gauging Liquid. In a 10L builders bucket or similar mix one part “Pointing Solution” to 5 parts water and stir.

2. Mix mortar. In another container add the desired quantity of mortar (we recommend starting with a small 5Kg mix) and then slowly add the diluted “Pointing Solution” (approx 0.8 litres per 5 Kg mortar). Ideally you should power paddle this with a Kingfisher mixing attachment on a slow speed drill (400-600 rpm) until you achieve a workable consistency. The Kingfisher attachment does not entrain air into the solution thus eliminating the possibility of unnecessary shrinkage. Note: The amount of liquid added should not exceed 4 litres per 25 kg bag of dry mortar. If the facilities/tools for power mixing are unavailable then the mortar can be mixed by hand. Mix only small (5kg) quantities by adding powder to diluted pointing solution. Stir vigorously with a flat bladed trowel or paddle. Ensure contents are thoroughly mixed.

3. Stand. Allow the mortar to stand for about 5 – 10 minutes to allow full saturation, and briefly remix, adding a small amount of liquid, as necessary to give optimum consistency.

4. Apply. Either fill the Kingfisher “Quikpoint Gun” and apply in accordance with equipment instructions or trowel apply by traditional method. Strike off excess to required shape when mortar has lost its sheen and finish smoothly with a slender pointing trowel/ spatula.

5. Water Repellent Treatment. For long term protection of both the new pointing and crucially the brick or stone work, apply one coat of Kingfisher “Extreme Climate” to the entire wall. This gives up to 10 years protection against penetrating damp.

 

Coverage

Pointing Mortar Quantity for Bedding, Pointing, Repointing & Rendering. Rules of thumb to estimate mortar quantity, repointing and rendering as follows:

Repointing Bricks, Blocks & Stone Masonry
10kg mortar will repoint 1 square metre of brickwork with joints 10mm wide x 20mm deep.
10kg mortar will repoint 17 linear metres with one continuous joint 10mm wide x 20mm deep.

Bedding & Laying Bricks, Blocks & Stone Masonry
10kg mortar will lay 10 bricks with a 10mm joint (where brick size: 230mm x 100mm x 10mm deep.)
20kg mortar will lay 10 blocks with a 10mm joint (where block size: 460mm x 100mm x 10mm deep.)

Rendering
15kg will cover 1 square metre of render at 10mm thick.

Please note, the foregoing quantities are approximate, don't forget to allow for wastage, typically around 5% to 7%.

 

Product Data

Appearance Coloured Mortar (Matt)
Coverage 10kg mortar will repoint 1 square metre of brick work with joints 10mm wide x 20mm deep. See notes above for more detail.
Initial Cure Shower proof in 30 minutes at 20C. Initial cure 24 hours at 20C
Full Cure 1 month
Application Temperature +6C to +28C
Service Temperature -20C to +50C

 

Storage

Store in original packaging unopened in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight. Note: Once moisture contaminated the product is unusable.

 

Shelf Life

The product has a shelf life of 6 months from the date of manufacture, subject to correct storage conditions.

 

Health & Safety

The product contains cement which presents a hazard to health in dust form and is a potential skin irritant also. Take care to decant the product slowly so as to minimise dust release, especially in windy conditions.

• When preparing and cleaning surface wear a dust mask.
• Wear appropriate protective gloves and dust mask when mixing/using product.
• Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
• If contact occurs wash immediately with plenty of water.
• Keep out of reach of children.
• Always dispose of empty packaging responsibly.

Users should refer to the relevant Material Safety Data Sheet before commencing work.

For further Health and Safety information and before using this product please refer to the Kingfisher Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), copies of which are available from our website www.kingfisheruk.com or from the Kingfisher Technical Dept. Tel. 01229 869100 or Fax 01229 8681

THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN THIS DATA SHEET RELATES ONLY TO THE SPECIFIC MATERIAL DESIGNATED AND MAY NOT BE VALID FOR SUCH MATERIAL USED IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER MATERIALS OR IN ANY PROCESS. SUCH INFORMATION IS TO THE BEST OF THE COMPANY’S KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF, ACCURATE AND RELIABLE AS OF THE DATE INDICATED. HOWEVER NO WARRANTY, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION IS MADE AS TO ITS ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR COMPLETENESS. IT IS THE USER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO SATISFY THEMSELVES AS TO THE SUITABILITY AND APPLICATION OF SUCH INFORMATION FOR THEIR OWN USE.

Just the job.

Good colour match and easy to use.

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Pointing made simple

Excellent product which is simple to mix and use. I also bought the Quickpoint gun, pointing Solution and Mortar rake kit - so I had everything required to make a professional job at a fraction of the cost.

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