Faux Brick Wall With German Schmear

Sawdust & Whiskey
by Sawdust & Whiskey
7 Materials
4 Hours

A client of mine wanted to add a bit of texture to her bar wall without breaking the bank. Texture? We got just the thing! Here’s what we did to give her the brick wall of her dreams! (in just a few steps)

First things first, we taped off the whole border and got all of my measurements that we needed for the faux brick panels.

Then we put the panels up making sure the bricks lined up perfectly. I just used adhesive and a few nails.

Ten we rolled on a smooth texture with a roller and got in all of the tight spaces with a brush.

When the panels were totally covered, we added some plaster for texture.

We then painted sections white and scraped some off as we were doing it. (for that distressed, textured look!) And then we just let it all dry. Wow, looking good!

We LOVED how it turned out and more importantly, so did the client. I also added a dark tongue and groove ceiling which I’ll post more about later❤️🔨 Stay tuned...

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  • Ambrit Ambrit on Dec 03, 2018

    Not sure what a German smear is but this looks just like a old aged brick wall that has been exposed to the elements. Nice look. And the ceiling really caps it all off. Did you have to preserve the plaster in anyway? Like with a paint or sealer. Or do you just leave it?

  • Amma Piep Amma Piep on Dec 09, 2018

    I have real brick on my walls, the red prickly kind. How would this work on that?

  • Christy Landers-Pinsart Christy Landers-Pinsart on Jan 24, 2019

    The brick you used was red. When I click on material used- all they show is white. Where do you get the red panels?

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