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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 using it to change the looks of many homes this season. You're welcome Jojo! One of the first things I knew I wanted to do when we purchased our home was to white-wash the brick. I wasn't sure what method I wanted to do specifically but…


Loved turning this dated house into a modern ranch style home, #seasonthreeiscoming and we can't wait for y'all to see these reveals starting December 1! @hgtv #fixerupper


Ranch House Paint Makeover - Clarksville Gray (Benjamin Moore HC 102) for the brick and Texas Leather (Benjamin Moore AC-3), doubled formula + black, for the trim