Even a material as durable as masonry sometimes needs repair. Repointing, the replacement of mortar in existing masonry joints, is among the most common repairs done to maintain masonry's serviceability and appearance. Often it's combined with other repair work, such as replacing cracked, spalled, or otherwise damaged masonry units. The Brick Institute of America (BIA) recommends procedures for repointing in Technical Notes on Brick Construction, 7F, "Moisture Resistance of Brick Masonry, Maintenance." But different field conditions and different repointers' preferences sometimes lead to variations in the technique. Three recent Chicago-area projects are highlighted to illustrate such variations.