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Hello,

This is my first attempt at re pointing / re grouting a patio and I would dearly love some advice please!

I have cleaned it and managed to remove all the old crumbling grouting. I have bought the above mix but I am in two minds whether to attempt it in this really hot weather as it suggests that it needs to dry slowly over time to be effective.

By the way - I've no building experience at 56 years and a female giving this project a whirl.


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usually, caulk cure for at least 48 hours before allowing anyone or anything on the floor. It will be the sand/cement ratio. It should be around 6 sand to 1 cement for this job. The amount of water will make no difference, but there should have been enough to make it a workable mix so that you can pick it up on a trowel without it crumbling (too dry) or dripping off (too wet).

You should also ensure that the existing wall is dampened to stop it sucking the water out of the mortar too quick.

You cant put any extra cement in once it has gone off


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Lovely jubbly. Thanks for your advice ronan01.


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