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How do I create a beaded mortar joint?

How to create a beaded mortar joint
with a brick jointer

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Square Beaded Jointer

Step 1 – Select jointer

Select a square or round beaded jointer.

Beaded Joint with red highlighted section Use the end of the jointer which you have identified as the correct radius for the mortar gap.

applying pressure to the mortar

Step 2 – Hold midsection

Hold the midsection of the jointer between the thumb and forefinger.

Align the jointer against the mortar joint

Step 3 – Align jointer

Align the jointer so it is ready to compress the mortar in-between the bricks. The sides of a beaded jointer will create grooves resulting in a centrally raised square or round bead finish.

Smooth in one direction

Step 4 – Carry out jointing

Carry out a smooth jointing motion, working in the same direction throughout. Tool vertical joints followed by horizontal joints.

 Beaded Joint mortar brickwork Finished beaded mortar joints look like this. This design is primarily used for restoration and stone work.

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