This tutorial will help you building your first wall and understand the basic principals of bricklaying. Make sure you have all the necessary tools at your work site, as described on this page. First of all place some mortar on your spot board. Then take your trowel and roll the mortar onto the trowel. This makes it easier to spread the mortar on your wall.
Once your mortar is on the wall. You need to ‘key’ your bed joint by using the tip of your trowel and basically push down, not to deep, and spread out your mortar to cover up the bricks. And then you use the inside of the blade to scrape forward, to catch any mortar that’s hanging off the wall. Now you do the same on the back and then you’re ready to lay your first brick. As you’re laying the brick scrape the mortar forward, so the mortar doesn’t fall onto the floor. Then butter the side of your brick with mortar for your perp, which is the joint between the two bricks.