How to do a German Smear! I’ve always loved interior brick walls, gravitating to anything brick, stone or wood. The only way I could have one is to create my own & the German Smear technique is what makes faux brick panels look gloriously real!
* *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
GERMAN SMEAR ON BRICK TECHINIQUE: Chip and Joanna Gaines help a newly married couple create their ideal first home, turning a standard suburban house into a romantic retreat that effectively blends styles, influences and textures.
From HGTV Fixer Upper new upcoming season starting in September. -- Going for the charming hillside cottagey look on this one - you get where I'm going? (On the brick we applied a technique called German smear- chip likes saying that over and over)