Total Wall Care Colour Matching Mortar Tint has been developed to enable both the competent DIYer and professional contractor to tint mortar bed joints without changing the physical properties, texture or character of the original material.

The “shake to use” solution stains the mortar to form a permanent, inseparable, vapour permeable bond which allows the mortar joint to breathe and will not flake like paint. It can also be used on porous natural stone, concrete and brick.

Total Wall Care Mortar Tint is the ideal solution for colour matching mortar joints where repairs to walls have been carried out leaving unsightly, mis-matched mortar.

Our ready to use tint is available in handy 500ml containers of pre-mixed solution which can be used outdoor and indoor. There’s no need to follow any instructions to combine the components of the product. Simply shake the bottle and it’s ready to use and each 500ml of solution can be diluted to create a maximum of 1.5L of mortar bed dye.

Also available in 75ml, non-permanent, sample pots allowing the user to carry out test mortar staining for colour matching that can then be removed with a pressure washer**.

Available in the following standard colours:

  • Black
  • Smoke
  • Khaki
  • Light Khaki
  • Light Grey
  • Harvest Yellow
  • Harvest Brown
  • Red
  • Plum

*A custom, colour-matching service is also available on request.

The pre-coloured, “liquid-glass” tinting solution can be diluted with water to a maximum ratio of 1 part tint to 2 parts water to obtain lighter shades.

Unlike paint which coats the surface and stops it from breathing, Total Wall Care Colour Matching Tints are absorbed into the mortar and stain the joint by forming a permanent, vapour permeable bond which retains both texture and natural characteristics. Allowing walls to breathe is extremely important to prevent issues with damp.

Total Wall Care Mortar Tint can also be used on any porous building material such a brick, natural stone and concrete. It is unsuitable for “closed” materials such as engineering bricks and marble or any waterproof surfaces or surfaces that have previously been treated with waterproofing.

TIP: To check whether your mortar bed is suitable for colour staining simply splash a small amount of water onto the surface. If the water beads up and runs off, the material cannot be stained. If it remains wet it can.


500ml of mortar stain will tint approximately 10-12m2 of brickwork. However, the exact coverage rate will depend on the porosity of the bricks and the depth of colour desired. We recommend a trial application to determine precise coverage rates and shade.

The tint is simply applied using a clean paint brush.

Full instructions are included and are also available for download below.

  • Simply shake to use
  • Can be diluted to maximum ratio of 1 part tint to 3 parts water making 1.5L
  • East to use
  • Retains original texture of mortar
  • Allows mortar to breathe
More Information:

** The 75ml Sample pots do not contain a fixative and will only provide a temporary tint. Following application, the test area should be washed with water, preferably using a pressure washer – especially on textured mortar. Due to the fine pigment particles contained within the mortar tint solution, some small residue may remain in heavily textured areas or crevices.

Total Wall Care FAQ

Please note, due to variations in camera lenses and display screens, it is impossible for us to give accurate colour matching recommendations from photographs. However, we are more than happy to receive a small sample of the material that you are trying to match. Simply send a small piece, at least the size of a 1p coin, with your full contact details to:

Steadfast Specialist Products Ltd, The Yard, Orchard Cottage, Cary Fitzpaine, Somerset, BA22 8JB


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