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How To: Mortar Wash (German Smear) a Brick Fireplace (Updated May 2016)

* *Update - May 2016 Some of you may have been watching Fixer Upper lately - you'll notice that sweet ol' Joanna Gaines has used this EXACT method in some of the houses that they've been renovating down in Waco. She calls it "German Smear" and has been

Empty Nesters Dream Home (Home Bunch - An Interior Design & Luxury Homes Blog)

Exterior Colors: Columns and stucco are painted in Sherwin Williams “Pearly White”. The brick is manufactured by Cherokee, called Old Orleans. Mortar is Ivory Buff. Paint Color: Front Door and shutters are painted in “Sherwin Williams Keystone Grey”.

Best White Brick Wall Ideas on Internet [Best Decor]

Did anyone else catch last night? That German Smear technique, or mortar washing has me dreaming of all the possibilities of refacing our brick house. We were planning on having it white washed this summer, but the mortar washing is just on po

New House Gets a 19th-Century Makeover

English Country House - Why Everyone Loves the Idea of a New Old Home - Southernliving. Small paned windows and a detailed lime wash keeps anyone from betting that this is a new house designed by Peter Block.

German Smear DIY Whitewash Brick Technique. AKA Shi$%ing bricks

How to do a german smear or "mortar wash" DIY brick whitewash on your brick fireplace or other brick surfaces. This DIY project is inexpensive & easy to do! (How To Paint Brick)

Faux Brick Panels

How To Create A Faux Brick Wall - tutorial explains how to get this look with inexpensive brick panels & paint. Great way to add interest to a room or to cover up a damaged wall. Best project ever! (For my kitchen backsplash?

Things That Inspire: Painted brick houses love this wash for brick. Whitewash or limewash with thinner paint letting some of the original brick show through

Decorative Wash: The Complete Guide

Brick Restoration knows decorative wash and can guide you on the best wash for your home, from white wash, lime wash, mortar wash, slurry to German Smear.