In my last post I talked about the initial stages needed to tuck-point. This post will outline the clean up stage. See photos below.

Here my mason is spraying a solution of water and muriatic acid on new mortar. It is necessary to wait a few weeks as the mortar needs to cure.
A wire brush is used to remove the excess mortar.
Here is another area that was tuck-pointed. This is the before photo.
The after photo.