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authorized distributors.Specifications for interior and exterior nonstructural lightweight veneer facing on masonry, metal, frame construction, remodeling, redecorating, fireplace openings, chases, hearths, exterior chimney, columns, backsplashes, foundations, retaining walls, planters and much more.Step by step stone veneer instructions are available on this site and with our manufactured stone products.Complete our easy form for literature, sales help or just a general business question about  manufactured stone products. is moving to our new domain name Thank you for choosing us! You are being redirected now.

Step by step stone veneer instructions, along with
our stones lightweight composition, makes for
simple installation. Begin with a structurally sound,
unpainted, unsealed, untreated, clean surface. Please
contact Stone Warehouse, Inc., or your Distributor
with any technical questions.

Applying Stone Veneer To Existing
Wood/Wood-Type Construction

  • Interior Use: Cover area with 2.5 galvanized wire lath, nailed
    horizontally with 1” & 3” galvanized nails across wall every 6” on
    center into the studs. The diamonds in the lath form a pocket to
    retain the mortar mix. Smooth side down, rough side up. Make
    sure lath is flat against the wall. Trim excess lath with wire snips.
    Now, see “Scratch Coat.”

  • Exterior Use: Refer to “APPLYING THE STONES.” Cover
    substrate with 15 # felt paper, then attach 2.5 galvanized wire
    lath (or use paperbacked 2.5 galvanized wire lath, (WATER
    ping 2” on horizontal joints, 6” on vertical joints. Repeat exact
    procedures in step (a. Interior Use) now, see “Scratch Coat.” This
    stone should not be assumed to add strength to load bearing
    capacity. This veneer is for aesthetic purposes. Stone should be
    installed a minimum of 4” above finished grade. Stone should not
    be used in below-water applications such as swimming pool liners
    or in areas vulnerable to slush formed by salt or chemicals used to
    melt ice or snow. We do not recommend our stone for flooring or
    driveway uses.

    Applying Stone Veneer To Masonry
  • Stone may be applied directly to a clean masonry wall. Painted
    or sealed surfaces must first be cleaned by sand blasting to form
    an adhesion for the mortar mix, or by attaching metal lath with 1”
    masonry nails, then repeating steps in (a. Interior Use) prior to
    installing stone. Now, see “Scratch Coat.”

  • Applying Stone Veneer To Metal Studs
    Stone may be applied to metal studs of 18 gauge minimum. Repeat
    exact procedures in steps (a. Interior Use) and (b. Exterior Use)
    installing 15 # felt paper (or paper backed 2.5 galvanized lath) and
    2.5 galvanized lath with # 8 self-tapping metal screws. Make sure
    screws penetrate the studs no less than 1/4”. Now, see “Scratch

  • Mixing/Applying “Scratch Coat”
    Mix one bag Portland Type 1, Type S or Type N mortar add sand per
    manufacturers instructions. (Average 3 bags mortar mix per pallet
    of stone.) Add water, blending to a creamy paste-like consistency,
    yielding enough to install a minimum of 90 feet of stone. All tightly
    secured wire lath should be completely
  • covered by using a stainless steel trowel with 1/2” – 3/4” thickness
    of mortar mix. Once cured, the rigid backing ensures bondage of the
    stone veneer of your choice.

  • Applying The Stones
    Apply stone to a workable area so mortar does not set up before the
    stone is applied. If you are using corner stones, these stones should
    always be applied first. Remaining stones are applied bottom up, or
    top down. In hot/dry weather, spray a fine mist of clean water on to
    the back of the stone to prevent water absorption from the mortar
    mix. In cold weather, temperatures should be 40 and rising. Trowel
    a thin layer of mortar mix on to the back of the stone. Position
    and embed the stone on to the surface in a tight uniform pattern.
    For a natural look, joints should not exceed 1” in width. Press the
    stone firmly, wiggling it to ensure bondage. Proper embedding will
    force the mortar mix to squeeze out around the edges. A correct
    consistency of the mortar mix will allow the stone to stay in place
    while the mortar mix cures. Wipe wet mortar mix from the stone
    front with a wet sponge.

  • Grouting Compound/Fill Joints
    Use 1 bag of masonry mix and sand per manufacturers instructions.
    Color can be added to the grout with iron oxide pigments if desired.
    Fill grout bag with approximately 2 quarts of paste. Squeeze paste
    and fill all joint areas between stones. Do not allow paste to dry.
    Wipe with wet sponge. Never use acid, a wire brush or pressure
    washer, to clean stone veneer. Stone can be cleaned with granulated
    soap/detergent. Rinse thoroughly.

  • Finished Joints
    As mortar joints cure and become firm, use a wooden or metal
    striking tool to remove excess mortar and level the grout in the
    joints. Fill in holes, gaps and openings.

  • Sealing Stone
    Sealing stone is optional and usually unnecessary. Sealing the stone
    will darken the stone color and add a gloss. You can test the color
    by applying water to the stone to give you a view of what sealing
    your stone may look like. Sealing can be accomplished with masonry
    sealer. Allow stone veneer wall to cure, then, follow masonry sealer
    manufacturers’ instructions.

    STONE® is made in the U.S.A. and proudly manufactured by
    Stone Warehouse, Inc.