Updating old brick house exteriors Seks vap
This DIY brick whitewash or german smear technique took me about 2 hours, maybe a little less. There are BUNCHES of different looks for painted brick, whitewashed brick, mortar washed or german smear brick. Scour Pinterest for a while, and pin a couple of your favorite looks.
But we did (move forward, not screw up…although that is obviously completely up for debate being subjective and all ;).For instance, in our family room, I used a basic DIY whitewash brick technique, which gave us this look…But for this project, I wanted to be able to see more of the brick because it’s pretty brick, and I didn’t want that completely covered or lost, as it would have been with the whitewash technique used in our family room.And for that much brick, we only ended up using approximately 1/3 of the bag.*If you are going to do the mixing in batches (we started by mixing 1/2 of the bag, and didn’t even need the rest), then make sure you are applying the mortar in RANDOM locations all around the wall, and NOT just in one quadrant or location of your brick wall. I wanted the brick color to come through here and there, and I wanted the brick in other areas to be white.*Depending on the size of the wall or area you are covering, you will have time to adjust the application before it totally sets.This will prevent a splotchy/uneven look if your later batch(es) of grout is not mixed to the exact same consistency as previous batches. The whole process for me took about 2 hours, and that WHOLE time, I could have easily wet my sponge with water and scrubbed off most, if not all of the mortar.