I’m so excited to share with you some pictures from @kristinbuckner on instagram who sent me some great pictures of how she “German Smeared” her brick.
Here is how she did it:
- She took a basic white mortar (she used Versabond white mortar) and mixed to a spreadable consistency. She spread it on using a sponge (or check out my other post for another method and you can use which one works best for you: How to German Smear). She then waited until it was mostly dry and used burlap and steel wool to scrape some of the mortar off to get the look she wanted.
Here is her before picture of the brick before the German Smear:
and here is the after:
She said that she used the burlap to take a lot of it off because she wanted a lot of the brick showing. That’s what I love about German Smear. If you have really ugly brick, you can cover most of it up or leave more exposed. Notice how the white mortar stayed between the bricks and covered up the gray mortar, so for all you people out there who were wondering if you could do this with ugly mortar the answer is YES! White mortar looks so much better than gray.
Here’s a video of someone using the same technique:
Thinking about doing some German Smear on your brick? I’ve been collecting info on it, you can see what I have so far here: