diy-repairing-your-sandstone-walls-image-1Sandstone walls are among the many exquisite wall designs that you can build in your backyard. Sandstone rock is heavy and can resist nature’s many components such as wind, rain and snow. But it’s not invincible. Portions of the wall could get damaged or broken. You may take sometime to finish and have to be prepared that the repair procedure can be quite challenging.

Clear the Damaged Area

To begin fixing the wall you must remove the parts that are damaged only. Do that by clearing away any free and debris stone around the region. Afterward, remove the old cement of the damaged region in the rock which you have already removed. The old cement is removed by gently patting on wall and the rock with a hammer. There is the opportunity you could damage a larger piece of the wall or break the rock entirely if you tap too hard. Be cautious when beating off old cement. Use the trowel and wire brush to remove excessive dust and debris.

Mix the Cement

You may have difficultly matching the shade of the old and new cement absolutely if the wall is there a number of years. You may have to purchase light and dark sand in order to mix the two together to locate the perfect combination of color. The cement should be mixed by you until it’s the consistency of thick soup or oatmeal. Keep adding sand until you achieve the desired colour. Be cautious when adding more water because it can make the mixture watery and unusable.

In order to assess the color of the cement, you’re able to use the same process to assess paint color. Place a small quantity of cement that is mixed on a piece of wood in order that it dries fast, and apply heat to it. If you have the best color the colour of the cement when dry will allow you to know.

Replace the Stones

diy-repairing-your-sandstone-walls-image-2Using your sponge, wet the stones around the broken portion of the wall. This will keep the stones from discharging too large an amount of water. This also prevents the cement from having to repair it and cracking in the future. Once you’re ready, you’re able to start filling the places of the wall with cement. Use your trowel to apply the cement, and gently replace the stones that are clean. It is possible to either fit smaller stones, if there are small places which might be left open or you’re able to use a tiny stick to fill in the seams with more cement. Allow sufficient time for the cement. Remove by utilizing the wire brush.

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Last Modified: November 21, 2016