In this type of pointing, the mortar, pressed into the raked joints, is finished off flush with the edges of the bricks. This process gives a rough “old look” appearance. This type of pointing requires a lot of skill and experience to get the necessary results. It is used extensively in brickwork and stone masonry face work. You can read our case study of pebbledash removal and flush pointing restoration of two Victorian houses in Lewisham to know the advantages of this type of pointing.