USING THE BRICK TROWEL - Continued
Cut off excess mortar after each application by
holding the trowel blade (3) slightly angled against
the work surface and moving forward.
Excess mortar should be returned to
mortar board or applied to any gaps or
uneven areas in the mortar bed.
To allow enough movement to position bricks,
groove the mortar bed with the point (4) of the
Using the trowel, coat the brick ends (5) with mor-
tar before laying them in place.
Cut off any excess mortar.
10 Lay enough bricks to cover the mortar bed and tap
into line using a builders level (6).