Mortar is way too dark! Is it possible to lighten?
We've had a snafu with the stonework on the exterior to say the least! We originally wanted our autumn leaf Eldorado Stone flat stacked but our masonry guy told us that was not possible in the Midwest climate as the winters would cause the stone to be unstable or something. So we agreed to the stacking as you see in the attached photo.
My biggest issue with this is the grout color. I was leaning towards light gray or some thing of that sort. My husband and stone guy decided a darker color would look better. Now this is what we have, dark chocolate mortar. It is making the stone look like puzzle pieces and clashes with my wood garage doors. Is there a way to lighten the mortar without having it all drilled out and replaced with a lighter color? Please help?