How to use Cladding Stone

How to use Rough Faced Stone

  1. Rough Faced Stone is supplied in 3 different heights in various length pieces. You can therefore choose to lay the stone in regular courses or in a more random way. Remember to allow 1mm for mortar joints.
  2. To cut or shape the stone you can use a craft knife and sandpaper or for thicker pieces of stone a pair of tile pliers are recommended.
  3. Lay your stone out until you are happy with their position, remove any loose dust with a damp cloth, apply PVA to the back of each piece of stone and glue in place. Allow to dry.
  4. Mix equal parts PVA and water together and using a brush, paint this over your stone. Allow to dry before proceeding. Your Rough Faced stone is now ready for grouting.
  5. Instructions for grouting can be found on the packet of our Mortar/Grout mix. Please note. While other grouts can give satisfactory results some DO NOT. We therefore recommend the use of our Mortar/Grout to assure a reliable realistic finish.


How to use Coursed Stone

  1. Make sure your wall surface is clean and dry.
  2. Coursed Stone is supplied in 3 different heights in various length pieces, so you can lay it in regular courses or in a random way. Remember to allow 1mm for mortar joints.
  3. Lay your stone out until you are happy with their position, remove any loose dust with a damp cloth, apply PVA to the back of each piece of stone and glue in place. Allow to dry.
  4. Softer stone can be cut with a craft knife, simply score then snap over a straight edge. For harder stone you can use a junior hacksaw or tile pliers.
  5. Mix equal parts PVA and water together and using a brush, paint this over your stone. Allow to dry before proceeding. Your coursed stone is now ready for grouting.
  6. Instructions for grouting can be found on the packet of our Mortar/Grout mix. Please note. While other grouts can give satisfactory results some DO NOT. We therefore recommend the use of our Mortar/Grout to assure a reliable realistic finish.


How to use Dressed Stone

  1. Make sure your wall surface is clean and dry.
  2. Wipe away any loose dust with a damp cloth, apply PVA to the back of each piece of stone and glue in place, allow approx. 1mm for mortar joints (if preferred you can omit joints, placing stones hard up to one another, however grouting does give a nice solid finish.
  3. To cut, score with a craft knife then snap over a straight edge. Or use a junior hacksaw, pincers or tile pliers. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly before proceeding.
  4. If you wish to grout your stone, mix equal parts pva and water together and using a brush, paint this over your stone. Allow to dry, you are now ready for grouting.
  5. Instructions for grouting can be found on the packet of our Mortar/Grout mix. Please note. While other grouts can give satisfactory results some DO NOT. We therefore recommend the use of our Mortar/Grout to assure a reliable realistic finish.


How to use Slate Walling Slips

  1. Make sure your wall surface is clean and dry.
  2. Slate Walling Slips are supplied in approx 40mm lengths, varying from 2-7mm in height, so you can lay it in regular courses or in a random way. Remember to allow 1mm for mortar joints.
  3. Lay your slate out until you are happy with their position, remove any loose dust with a damp cloth, apply PVA to the back of each piece of slate and glue in place. Allow to dry.
  4. You can cut your slate slips down to length using our modelling tool or a pair of carpenters pincers.
  5. Mix equal parts PVA and water together and using a brush, paint this over your slate. Allow to dry before proceeding. Your slate walling slips are now ready for grouting.
  6. Instructions for grouting can be found on the packet of our Mortar/Grout mix. Please note. While other grouts can give satisfactory results some DO NOT. We therefore recommend the use of our Mortar/Grout to assure a reliable realistic finish.


 


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