How To Mix Mortar. To find out how much water to use read the instructions on the bag. This cuts down on the amount of airborne particles.
3 parts cement 1 part lime and 12 parts sand. On average you need about 15 US gal 57 L of water for a 50 lb 23 kg bag of mortar. Using a shovel smaller bucket or scoop put three parts sand and one part cement into a mixing tub or trough wheelbarrow cement mixer or a 5-gallon 19 L bucket.
Bring All The Things For A Mixture First of all bring all the elements to the spot where you want to do the mixture procedure.
Use a square mouth shovel to dig in under the dry pre-mix and fold it into the middle. Single-compartment silos can mix only preblended mortar ingredients. To find out how much water to use read the instructions on the bag. Add water until the mortar is the consistency of soft mud then make a ridge in the mortar.