What is a German Schmear?

What is a German Schmear ? A German Schmear is a mortar wash technique that has been used for centuries. In order to achieve this ancient technique, mortar is smeared across the face of the brick. The smearing of mortar creates a rustic timeless feel.

Similar to a German Schmear is limewash. A limewash is a combination of crushed limestone and water. When applied it gives a similar aesthetic, however, unlike paint or limewash a German Schmear covers the material with out penetrating the brick.  In other words, a German Schmear is perfect technique if you are looking to add color, texture, and interest to your home!

Need help selecting brick for your German Schmear? Head over to the Orem Showroom and our designer can help!

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