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How do I create a grapevine mortar joint?

  How to create a grapevine mortar joint
with a brick jointer

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Grapevine Jointer

Step 1 – Select jointer

Select a grapevine jointer.

Grapevine joint with highlighted red 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.

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.

The grapevine design created in the centre is intended to flow rather than be perfectly straight.

Brush away excess mortar

Step 5 – Brush away excess

Gently brush away excess mortar from the brickwork, be careful not to smear it against the brick.

Leave the mortar to set.

Grapevine mortar brickwork Finished grapevine mortar joints look like this.

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