Mar 3 2017 explore kristin taipale s board whitewash brick fireplaces on pinterest. The first thing i needed to do was clean the brick.
With a german smear the surface of the brick is covered with a layer of watered down mortar in a back and forth motion.
German whitewash brick fireplace. German schmear using a white light colored mortar to schmear over brick and create a rustic old world european style finish. Things you need to whitewash a brick fireplace. Learn how i whitewash brick and see how dramatic of an impact it makes in the room.
Painting or whitewashing brick is serious business. Using warm soapy water i scrubbed the brick with a nail brush and let it dry. Despite the fireplace having not been used in over 30 years there was a lot of soot caked into the brick.
Whitewash brick lighten and brighten surfaces in your living spaces with this easy to master painting technique that mutes the dark tones of red brick walls or fireplaces. We ll show you how to achieve the whitewash look with two different ap. The german schmear technique covers the brick partially or completely with the mortar mixture hardens is permanent and is more time consuming.
7 steps how to whitewash a brick fireplace. Easy 20 diy white washing brick fireplace. I decided to white wash our 1970 s brick fire.
But a year of thinking about it regularly it was finally time to just jump in. A german schmear does not completely cover your brick. What are the differences between white washed and german schmear techniques.
German smear to whitewash brick fireplaces sometimes referred to as german schmear this finish mimics the look century old castles and cottages in germany with the combination of irregular stones and heavy mortar joints. German smear same as above. How to white wash brick german smear brick mortar wash technique.
Not easy to remove. Instead you can control the coverage of the brick by using more or less mortar. See more ideas about fireplace makeover fireplace remodel fireplace redo.
How to whitewash a red brick fireplace clean the brick. The first thing you need to do is to prepare your fireplace for whitewashing. Comfy old clothes to work in.
Rags and wet wipes. Whereas the white washed method covers the brick with an opaque color can still see through to the brick is not permanent and is less time consuming. Wooden stick to mix painter s tape.
Whitewashing a brick fireplace is an easy way to change the style of your living room. A bunch of old newspapers or a drop cloth. From the moment i saw the full wall of red brick i wanted to whitewash it.