Masonry Brick Decorative Finishes – Selling Your Home for Top Dollars

Choosing the right decorative wash for your home can greatly enhance its curb appeal and give it a fresh, modern look. Two popular options to consider are German smear and slurry wash. German smear is a technique where a mixture of mortar and portland cement is smeared onto the brick, leaving some of it exposed. This process is typically done with white mortar and can create a textured look with varying thicknesses. German smear is often seen on high-end construction and historic properties. On the other hand, slurry wash involves completely coating the brick with a thick layer of mortar. Like German smear, slurry uses the same materials but is applied differently. It provides full coverage of the masonry, giving the home a stucco-like appearance while still allowing the brick texture to show through. Slurries are typically done with slightly tanner mortar colors and offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional stucco. Both German smear and slurry wash have become increasingly popular in recent years for their ability to give homes a rustic yet modern look. When choosing the right decorative wash for your home, consider the style and aesthetic you want to achieve, as well as the maintenance and cost involved. The professionals at Lonestar Masonry Repair can help you choose the best option for your home. Give us a call and schedule your decorative finish consultation and get your brick make over completed for Spring!

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