Re: Re: Brick
The Irish variant, known as ‘wigging’ or sometimes ‘bastard tuck’, is perhaps unsurprisingly a cruder form. To what extent this was used over English tuck pointing (above) I’m not sure. Frankly, I’m not sure anyone really knows. Susan Roundtree is probably the best bet.
This process involved the pasting of thick courses of lime putty into the joints.
This white putty was then trimmed and moulded to create a central ribboned profile.
To either side of this ribbon, a course of coloured stopping mortar was then applied, giving roughly the same effect as tuck pointing.
The part-finished result.
Another common technique was pencil pointing, using a fine line of white putty literally penciled into a shallow groove in the stopping mortar.
Also weather-struck pointing, used commonly in the 19th century with regular machine-made brick, using a potent black putty.