Lisa’s Smeared Mortar aka German Smeared fireplace

I’m so excited to share with you Lisa’s fireplace that she did the German Smear technique on.  She said that didn’t know that her fireplace was dated looking until she started watching HGTV, which gave me a chuckle because HGTV has gets me ALL THE TIME too…sometimes way in over my head, lol.  She said she didn’t want the white wash look but was having trouble finding white brick mortar, so she tried the white tile mortar like Ann suggested and it turned out great!


fireplace 001

In progress:

German Smeared fireplace


fireplace smeared mortar


German Smeared fireplace after picture

Smeared mortar fireplace after picture

Thanks so much Lisa for sharing your pictures!

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:

Easy way to Limewash your brick which gives an extremely close look to German Smear

Ann’s Exterior Brick German Smear

How to German Smear your brick

White Wash Brick vs Painted Brick vs German Smear

Sandi’s Whitewash Brick Fireplace

My painted fireplace – before I knew about German smear, lol

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  1. Michael Waldrip says:

    We purchased a home that has old Chicago brick that has been painted peach! First, is there any way to remove the paint and primer from brick or will any of the techniques being discussed adhere to painted brick? We have to do something with the painted brick and we would appreciate it if you can give us some options. Thank you in advance. Michael Waldrip

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