The German smear looks like irregular stones and heavy mortar joints; a style often found on centuries-old cottages and castles from Germany. If you always wanted a brick wall in your home, but thought that it is too expensive, we have the right project for you, i.e. learn to do a German Smear to help give a different look to the house interiors. The only things that you will need are faux brick panels and drywall compound.
A German Smear fireplace will give your living room a nice, cozy touch. It is really easy to make and it actually doesn’t cost a lot of money.
It is more than easy to make something spectacular for any room. You always have the option to buy a faux wall that resembles a brick one, but it will not look the same.
These panels are affordable and you don’t require lots of skills for a project like this one. You can also hang a cool painting on it to make it look even more spectacular.
Use drywall compound to create a vintage look. Apply the compound lightly on some areas, and heavier on other parts. This way it will look uneven, which is exactly the purpose of this technique.
In the end, your wall will look like it’s 100 years old and it will give a nice vintage look to the whole room.
A living room with a wall that has these fake bricks on its walls will look elegant and rustic. It would even look great on the exterior walls of your house.
A fireplace will attract all eyes if you use fake German Smear to give it an worn out look.
German Smear works out just fine for bedrooms also, as it will give them a bohemian look.
You want your home to look like a famous painter’s house? Just add some wooden furniture and a German smear wall. You can also add a few wooden chairs.
This European inspired farmhouse had the porch transformed with a German smear finish. Looks modest and cozy and it is a great place to spend a quiet evening with a cup of tea and a book by your side.
A fireplace that looks wonderful even when it’s built in a bedroom, will give it a warm appearance even if you don’t make the fire.
Arcades look great with the German smear finish, and this type of delimitation will allow light to get it.
German smear in the hallway? This is also a good idea, because this type of finish works out fine for any area of the house.
This building looks both refined and rustic, so any guest will feel comfortable and at ease.
Another great idea for using the German smear. A kitchen like this one makes you think about all of those evenings when you will have dinner with the family.
This kitchen appears to have a longing for one missing element: the chef. You will forget about the living room and prefer to have a glass of wine while admiring the result of this project.
Another living room got a refined look thanks to the German smear technique. The white finish gives the impression of a clean surface and reflects the light in a wonderful manner.
A big fireplace made out of warm colored bricks will make anyone feel like home, as it is mixed with light colored and comfortable furniture. Your guests will want to stay at your place as long as possible.
A simple porch with a nice touch of German smear. Grab a drink and rest while you look at the view! You will surely get some new ideas for your next project.
If you love wine and wineries then you will probably adore this bedroom that has a rustic air and a great vibe. Be sure to have some nice wine in the fridge.
German smear doesn’t limit you at all: feel free to play with colors and give it the look you always wanted. It can be perfect for your kids’ room also, as kids tend to make a mess on the walls.
German smear also works out fine on the ceiling, as you can see in this picture. Add some old furniture and you will feel like you just bought yourself an old cottage in Europe.
A porch like this one says “wealthy” but if you look closer, you don’t need too much money to make it look like this. Enjoy your evening and invite your friends over.
German smear can give the impression of a vacation home, so if you need a cosy place to relax after a long day at work this type of finish will work out just fine.