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!

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!

Prior to the renovation, the home exterior was plain brown brick. The distinctive whitewashing effect was achieved through a technique known as German mortar smear.

Fixer Upper: Old-World Charm for Newlyweds

Prior to the renovation, the home exterior was plain brown brick. The distinctive whitewashing effect was achieved through a technique known as German mortar smear.

learn to do a german smear

Learn to Do a German Smear

ROMABIO | European Ageless Beauty BioCalce Classico© is exclusively made from authentic slaked-lime mined in the Dolomites in Northern Italy, the same place where Venetian plaster was originally made. The product is specially formulated and designed to be washed off within the first weeks of application. It creates an antique limewash effect, a timeless look that gives your brick an artistic type of finish.

ROMABIO | European Ageless Beauty BioCalce Classico© is exclusively made from authentic slaked-lime mined in the Dolomites in Northern Italy, the same place where Venetian plaster was originally made. The product is specially formulated and designed to be washed off within the first weeks of application. It creates an antique limewash effect, a timeless look that gives your brick an artistic type of finish.

Good evening friends! Here is the finish look of the Faux "German Smear" brick fireplace! I seriously can't get over on how AMAZING it turned out! Thanks to my boo Jessica @the_rusticpallet for helping me (aka taking over) and all the other projects! I couldn't have done this with out you.

Good evening friends! Here is the finish look of the Faux "German Smear" brick fireplace! I seriously can't get over on how AMAZING it turned out! Thanks to my boo Jessica @the_rusticpallet for helping me (aka taking over) and all the other projects! I couldn't have done this with out you.

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