How to Make Black Tinted Mortar

A few easy steps to create jet black thinset/mortar.

We've got you covered in this quick but thorough tutorial on how to get your thinset/mortar jet black. Many mosaic artists are creating their own tinted mortars and grouts. In this tutorial, Tami Macala owner of Mosaic Arts Online, demonstrates what tints to use, what the exact load ratio should be and how to mix it. The tips in this tutorial will help take you and your mosaic practice to a whole new level. And it's FREE!!!!

There is a downloadable PDF with the tools, materials and resources to get started. There is the option to purchase a tint kit with multiple colors as well as single colors including black and white. Scroll down below the PDF to see the PayPal button for an easy order and check out.

If you are looking to up your game with colored mortars or grouts, we have the expert here at Mosaic Arts Online. Check out Erin Pankratz's Tinted Mortar Substrates and Everything Color separate or in a Bundle Course.

Your Instructor

Tami Macala
Tami Macala

Tami has been a mosaic artist for over 20 years. Tami has created high end custom large scale commissions since 2000 and has her work installed all over the world.

Tami began teaching mosaic art in 2009, when she founded Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art. Tami loves to share her years of experience and mosaic knowledge with enthusiastic and creative students.

In 2016 Tami launched Mosaic Arts Online, allowing mosaic art enthusiasts from all over the world to learn how to create mosaic art. She loves that more people now can learn from her without having to leave the comfort of their studio. In each course Tami teaches, she wants her students to feel they have more confidence when creating their own style of mosaic art.

Most importantly just have fun~

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