Jointing compound is an excellent product for anyone who wants to achieve a professional finish when installing paving.
It is a versatile material that is used to fill gaps and joints between paving stones and to create a smooth, even surface that is ready for use.
Another benefit is that anyone can use jointing compound, you don’t have to work in a trade or know lots about DIY.
What tools will you need for applying jointing compound?
To achieve the best results when applying jointing compound, you will need a set of tools, including:
- A pointing tool
- Safety glasses
- Protective gloves
- A hose with a spray attachment or a watering can
- Jointing compound
- A sweeping brush or broom.
Preparing the Surface
Before applying the jointing compound, it is important to prepare the surface properly.
This involves ensuring that the paving stones are securely fixed in place and that any gaps or joints between them are clean and free from dust, debris, or loose stones. It is also important to ensure that any weeds or moss growing between the paving stones are removed.
You will also need to ensure that you use your watering can or hose pipe to soak your paving stones with water.
Applying the Jointing Compound
Once the paving stones are prepared, you can begin applying your selected jointing compound. There are a few different types of jointing compound available on the market, including ready-mixed, powder, and setting-type compounds.
For the purposes of the guide, we’ll be explaining how to use a ready-mixed jointing compound. But the type that you choose will depend on your specific needs and preferences.
To apply the jointing compound, you will need your pointing tool, jointing compound, and sweeping brush/broom.
Use your sweeping brush to sweep the compound to the joints, ensuring that you wet it. It’s vital that you not only work quickly (due to how quick it can set), but also to make sure it’s not all in a pile.
You can make this a two-person job to make this easier. One person can keep wetting the paving stones and compound and the other person can sweep the compound into the joints.
If any joints are at a lower level than the others, then you can put more compound into the joints to create a level surface. After this, you can leave the joint for an hour to start setting.
After leaving it, you can use your pointing tool to smooth out the compound by striking at it to achieve a smooth finish.
If you have any compound left, cover it with water and seal it to save it for when you next need it.
At BC Profiles, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products, and we are confident that our ranges will help you achieve the best possible results.
If you have any questions regarding any products we sell, then feel free to contact the BC Profiles customer support team. Where we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.