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
mortar before laying them in place.
Cut off any excess mortar.
Lay enough bricks to cover the mortar bed and
tap into line using a builder's level (6).