For regular brick pointing (say 50 year old red brick )do you you use regular yellow bar sand for pointing or a pointing sand ? i am trying to get this pointing thing down, but different people keep telling me different things . What do you guys use?Think I found a good mix today you can tell me what you think.
3 yellow bar sand
1 portland cement (Keystone)
What do you think of this mix ? Dont want to be a broken record but just trying to get this down once and for all so I dont have to look back and know my mix ahead of time. Some say no lime just 3 /1 sand to cement . Gets confusing. Keep in mind 99% of the brick that I would point would be from the 1950s to 80s, no old lime mortar.