I'm going to attempt using the bag mix on my next tile project. I have
always used the pre mixed 3 gallon pail stuff. but with the price of it now
35 bucks a 3.5 gal. bucket vs. the 5 dollar price for a 50lb. bag I gotta
try. The sq. coverage is almost the same. what consistency do I "blend" the
dry mix to? It says 1.5 gal of water to a 50 lb. bag. I assume it's much
like cement, a bit less water would result in a stiffer mix? do you add
water a bit at a time or all at once? any tips or comments welcome!
Tip 1: mix the dry mortar INTO water. That way you'll avoid crumbs at
Tip 2: Be aware of the setting time. Only mix as much as you can use
before it sets up.
Tip 3: Wear goggles, dustmask and gloves, at least until all the dust
has been mixed into the wet mortar.
Tip 4: Follow the directions on the bag.
If you intend to mix a substantial quantity using something like a drill it
should be durable and very powerful. I learned that one the hard way. If
mixing by hand, I'd use a trough and not a bucket.
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