Total Wall Care Colour Matching Mortar Tint enables both the competent DIYer and professional contractor to tint mortar bed joints without changing their physical properties, texture or character.

The “shake to use” solution stains the mortar forming 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.

Better for the Environment

Total Wall Care tints are inorganic, contain zero VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), and contains no solvents or petrochemicals.

Quick & Easy

Total Wall Care Pointing 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 and 1L 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.  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**.

Mortar Tint Colours

Available in the following standard colours:

  • Black
  • Smoke
  • Khaki
  • Light Khaki
  • Light Grey
  • Light Ivory
  • Barley Yellow
  • Camel Yellow
  • Harvest Yellow
  • Harvest Beige
  • Harvest Brown
  • Red
  • Plum

As well as the standard grade, a LIGHT “colour wash” grade of each colour is also available for when you just need a hint of a tint.

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 even lighter shades.


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 available for download below.

Note: Although the product is not recommended for use on horizontal surfaces, it can be used as long as an appropriate sealant is used once the tint has fully dried.

  • 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:

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 Pointing 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.


** 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.

Colour Matching

Due to variations in devices and display screens, it is not possible for us to give brick colour matching recommendations from photographs.

For assistance in colour matching please complete the form below and send a small sample of the material that you are trying to match, and we will provide the closest match from our standard colour range.


Simply send a small piece, at least the size of a 1p coin, with your full contact details to:

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

Note – Please ensure that you include sufficient postage to cover the cost of delivery. Generally the cost of sending a large letter with the Post Office

Bespoke Colour Matching

If we are unable to match your sample from our standard colour range, it might be possible to create a custom colour specific to your needs. Please call to discuss timing, costs and minimum order quantities.


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