Originally Posted by jsgarlock
I know this is probably a really basic question, but I need some serious help! I am trying to cover two small adjoining 30 sf walls with stone veneer and I cannot get the mortar mix right. I am using Type S Quikrete (80 lb bags). Can anyone recommend a mixing technique? How do I know when the conistency is correct?
Looks like that is not premixed with sand so you would have to add your own sand. Ok so maybe you know that.
I always think of the consistancy like mashed potatoes. Fluffy, will stand up in a pile on it's own. For rock work like stiff mashed potatoes. I always add a shovel or two of straight portland to make it a little stickier. If your going do do any grout bag work on the joints then loose mashed potatoes. Some portland helps with the groutbag or you can mix it a little rich. Its best to measure every thing for a beginner to keep the color consistant.