Historic Mortars

November 16, 2016


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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/16/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Henry Frerk Sons Workshop

Categories


THIS SESSION IS FULL AND REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. WE WILL OFFER THIS CLASS AGAIN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2017.

 

Cost: Free

This class is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about using lime mortar for masonry restoration. We will provide an introduction to historically accurate lime mortar, its history, and its use in modern restoration. This class combines presentation and hands-on work, including:

 

-discussion and demonstration of joint preparation

-lime slaking demonstration

-overview of pointing & joint preparation tools

-demonstration of pointing techniques and joint finishes

-hands-on pointing exercise

-discussion of curing and maintenance best practices