Things That Inspire: Painted brick houses Architect Stan Dixon’s award winning renovation of a 50s ranch home is painted brick. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Things That Inspire: Painted brick houses Architect Stan Dixon’s award winning renovation of a 50s ranch home is painted brick. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Brick House Beautiful in Portland was built between 1922 and 1923 as a model home for the Standard Brick & Tile Company

Brick House Beautiful in Laurelhurst is a testament to the long-lasting charm of bricks

Brick House Beautiful in Portland was built between 1922 and 1923 as a model home for the Standard Brick & Tile Company

The custom mixture of lime, pigment, and water penetrates the brick facade, rather than forming a layer over it, resulting in a finish that has instant patina and can last hundreds of years.     Love it? Get it!Paint: BioCalce Limewash

Notice the Details: The Limewash - New House Gets a 19th-Century Makeover

The custom mixture of lime, pigment, and water penetrates the brick facade, rather than forming a layer over it, resulting in a finish that has instant patina and can last hundreds of years. Love it? Get it!Paint: BioCalce Limewash

Adorable house by Anthony Wilder Design/Build http://www.houzz.com/photos/6087247/Trimmed-to-Perfection-traditional-exterior-dc-metro

Adorable house by Anthony Wilder Design/Build http://www.houzz.com/photos/6087247/Trimmed-to-Perfection-traditional-exterior-dc-metro

* *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…

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…

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