Faux German Smear Fireplace Finish with Paint

Give your dated fireplace a quick makeover with this faux german smear with paint. Here I show you how to whitewash a dated brick fireplace on a budget!


Those beautiful modern farmhouse fireplaces with their light and airy whitewashed finishes serve as a beautiful focal point for any living room.   

On the other hand, if your fireplace is outdated you can re-decorate the rest of the room to your heart’s content.  But, it won’t change the look of your fireplace.

But no worries!  You won’t need a brand new fireplace or even a professional painter to come in.  I have an incredibly easy way to whitewash a brick fireplace with nothing more than a little white paint and clear mixing glaze.

I turned our eyesore of an orange fireplace into what is now my favorite feature in our home! 

I’ll admit.  When I told my husband I was going to “whitewash the fireplace” he rolled his eyes because he cringes at the thought of painting over perfectly good brick.  And I get that!

Also, you don’t have to lose the integrity and character of your home’s original brick as with a painted brick fireplace. With a whitewashed brick fireplace, some of that brick color will still show through – and you can pick which bricks do and which will be covered!

This technique allows you to allow you to completely hide even dark grout and the ugly bricks while allowing others to be a visible part of your fireplace’s color palette.

This is a great tutorial for you if you:

  • are wondering how to whitewash a dated brick fireplace in a way that lightens up the whole room
  • don’t want to spend a lot on a fireplace overhaul
  • Want an easy solution that can be fixed if you don’t like it
  • Like to maintain the integrity of your home’s initial brick, while updating it!

 

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My Secret Ingredient to Whitewash a Brick Fireplace

☑️ If you are curious or in a hurry, here is a quick link to the glaze I mix with latex paint: Clear Mixing Glaze (Click here for the Current Price)   I have tried some different options and this is the best glaze for fireplaces and wood furniture!

Should I Whitewash my Fireplace Brick?

For the last three years, I have stared at our boring fireplace trying to figure out how to easily update it for a fresh new look.  As I looked through Pinterest, I gravitated to those beautiful farmhouse fireplaces with the German smear or mortar wash techniques.  Fortunately, after a little experimenting, a found a simple way to get the same look with good old latex paint and a little glaze. 

How To Whitewash A Dated Brick Fireplace With Paint

This easy, mess-free tutorial shows you how to whitewash a brick fireplace to get the same look as a German smear or mortar wash just paint and glaze.

Lime-washing, German Schmear and mortar washing are all involved processes that aren’t only messy but require some specified skills to get decent results. Also, this process is quick as it will take less than a day to complete. No matter your brick or grout color this process will yield beautiful, long-lasting results.

DIY Brick Fireplace Makeover – Defining Terms & Techniques:

As there are several ways to refinish brick, these terms can be confusing so hopefully here is some clarification on common ways to refinish fireplace brick:

German Smear to Whitewash Brick Fireplaces  – (sometimes referred to as German Schmear) This finish mimics the look century-old castles and cottages in Germany with the combination of irregular stones and heavy mortar joints.  With a German smear, the surface of the brick is covered with a layer of watered-down mortar in a back and forth motion.  The mortar adds a rough texture, thus creating a rustic and distressed look, giving the brick partial coverage.   German smear doesn’t penetrate the brick but just covers it.

Whitewashing a Brick Fireplace with a Mortar Wash – It’s means the same as German smear.

Whitewash a Brick Fireplace with a Lime Wash –  To limewash a brick fireplace, slated lime, water and a tint is used to penetrate the surface of the brick to create a course, chalky look imitating a common look in Europe before paint was invented. 

Whitewashed Fireplace with Paint – Whitewash is simply using thinned latex paint on parts or all of the bricks surface.  It does penetrate the brick but doesn’t have the same texture as lime washing or German smear.

 

How to Whitewash a Brick Fireplace: My Technique

As I mentioned, I scoured Pinterest for pictures of farmhouse fireplaces, and what I liked the most were those that had a German smear or a mortar wash.

I thought about learning how to do a true German smear or how to whitewash a fireplace with lime.  However, both looked really messy.  Also, it didn’t like how it looked, there would be no easy Plan B.  However, I felt like I could get the same effect with paint and clear mixing glaze.

So, I did some experimenting with paint and glaze to get the same look but more “workability”.  Unlike some whitewash recipes, the longer drying time of the glaze allows you to wipe the paint off the bricks if you decide you added too much.  

This same process can be used to freshen up a brick wall, porch or you can whitewash a brick backsplash with this faux brick hardboard paneling.

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How to Whitewash a Dated Brick Fireplace – Supplies:

2 Inch Paint Brush – This is my favorite set of low-cost paintbrushes: Presa Paint Brushes

White or Cream Latex Paint – (I used Sherwin Williams because it’s what I had on hand.)  If I’d bought a quart of white latex, that would have been more than enough to do the whole fireplace.  It’s also best to use a flat or satin sheen.  If you have a white mantel, you can color match your paint to the same paint color as there are hundreds of shades of white.

Valspar Clear Mixing Glaze

Microfiber cloths – I used this set!

Small, Dense Sponges – These are cheap and work well.

Plaster of Paris (optional if you want a chunkier look – I left this out)

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How To Whitewash A Brick Fireplace: Video Tutorial

Below I give you ALL the details on how to whitewash fireplace brick but I also made a video tutorial so you can see the exact technique I am using!

How Do You Whitewash Brick? – DIY Tutorial: 

Step 1:  Faux German Smear with Paint – Find the look YOU want…

Don’t forget to take a before picture of your fireplace! I’d love to see how it turns out so tag me on Instagram @renovatedfaith.

Before you get started, you must zone in on exactly what you want your fireplace to look like.  It doesn’t matter if the ideas you find are mortar wash, german smear or limewash, just find some pictures of the exact look you want.

Take note of the following:

  • Do I want a heavy “german smear” look?
  • Do I want the grout to be white also?
  • Do I want a more even, translucent look or a more contrasty look?

Here are some ideas to get you started:  Whitewashed Fireplaces

This pin was my inspiration for my own fireplace…Isn’t it pretty?!?
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Renovated Faith: What’s in a Name?

God never leaves a project half-done…He continually works on each one of us, as a lavish expression of His amazing love and grace.  So many of my DIY projects remind me of how God renovates our hearts.  If you are a work-in-progress, just like I am, check out the Renovate Your Faith Devotional at the bottom of this post.  Click here to get a weekly reminder of new posts by email.

Step 2: Dust the Brick Before Painting 

Brush off all the brick of your fireplace with a broom to remove any dust particles that could get in the paint.  The last thing you want to worry about is getting gunk out of your paint while you are trying to do your faux finish.

You can put a drop cloth down when you are done dusting to ensure the paint doesn’t get on the floor.

Step 3: How to White Wash Fireplace Grout

My fireplace grout was dark gray and needed it to be white.  If your grout is already white, you can skip this step.

What is the Best Paint to Whitewash Brick?

For this paint mixture, I use a ratio of one part glaze to one part paint so I combined 1 cup of glaze, and 1 cup of white paint.  If you want a less-translucent, more chalky look, add 1/4 cup plaster of Paris to your mixture but I just stuck with the glaze and paint.

First, we are going to work on recoloring the mortar.

With the paint glaze mixture, paint the space between the bricks to recolor the mortar.  Paint it on without being too concerned about getting the paint on the brick.  After you have done a section of mortar go back with a wet microfiber cloth and white off the excess on the brick.  This goes faster a lot than the alternative which is using a small brush to only paint the grout lines.

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Here’s how it looks once the old group lines were painted white – already a huge improvement!

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Getting Ready to Sell Your House?

If you are whitewashing your brick fireplace to update your house for a quick sell, you can  check out one of my most popular posts.  In it, I describe 25+ updates for selling your home fast and a printable home staging checklist.

 

Step 4: How To Paint Fireplace Bricks For a Whitewashed Look

For the finish on the actual bricks, moisten one of the small sponges and dab it into the paint/glaze mixture.   

If you have any ugly bricks as I did, start with those first!  For me, these were the ones that were dark gray or a weird peanut butter color.  Those were scattered sporadically throughout so I dabbed each of those bricks first.  I added more paint to these bricks because those are the ones that I wanted to cover. 

 Here is a video showing the EXACT technique I used:

 


 

Next, it was time to whitewash some of the red bricks.  Since I wanted most of the red to show through, I only partially whitewashed most of these.   Basically, I started with the ugly breaks going on pretty heavy and slowly worked towards other bricks going a lot lighter so the wash was more transparent.  Every few bricks I’d stand back to see what I thought.

Removing Whitewash From Brick – What if I Make a Mistake?

The great thing about using the glaze is that it has a longer dry time so if you do a few bricks too dark, you can go back with a wet rag and wipe off the paint.  I promise you cannot screw this up.  Just keep looking at your inspiration pic to give you a good goal to keep in mind.

Step 5: How to Whitewash a Brick Fireplace with Paint so it Looks Like a German Smear

Follow the same general pattern on the bricks in your inspiration picture with your whitewash mixture.  Just lightly dab the parts of the brick that you want to be white like in the video above.

Because our whitewash mixture contains glaze, if you get too much paint on a brick, take one of your wet cloths and wipe it right off!

Here’s the final look of the brick after I was done whitewashing.  I played with it a lot getting the brick to look exactly how I wanted it – painting, wiping off, and then painting again in moments of indecisiveness.

With an authentic German smear with mortar, you scrape in one direction and then scrape in the other in an “X” motion to get the mortar in all the crevices.  After you’ve painted most of your bricks, you can do this same action with a wet rag to give it the same look.  You can see how I used that technique here.

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How To Whitewash A Brick Fireplace: Before and After

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Whitewash Fireplace, Before and After

Isn’t it a vast improvement?  I love the way it brightens up the whole room.  Also, it’s a drastic change but you can still see the original surface of the bricks coming through as opposed to completely painting it white. 

I’ve had several people say that it changes the whole look of the room and really brightens things up.  The fireplace was a drab and dated eyesore before but now I’m so proud to say it is the focal point of our living room. 

I’m so pleasantly pleased with how this home improvement project turned out and I only paid about $15!!!

DON’T FORGET TO TAKE A PICTURE!

When you are done with your fireplace makeover, I’d love to see how it turned out!  Post your before and after photos here!

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My sweet boy Jake loves the look of whitewashed brick too!

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RENOVATE YOUR FAITH: Blessing In The Unexpected

This project was definitely out of my comfort zone, as with most things we can’t control.  When I refinish a piece of furniture, I know I always have a plan B.  I always have the option to re-sand and re-finish, not if, but WHEN I mess up.

However, this project was a little different.  I knew no matter what that the fireplace would remain unchanged.  I would never be able to restore it to its old state and that made me a little uncomfortable.

Also, there was no way I could possibly predict how it would turn out.  I printed a photo off the internet and I clinched that image in my hand and mind.  I had expectations but this time there would be no guarantees and certainly no do-overs.

Sometimes in life, we hold onto expectations of God’s blessings so tightly that we forget that the very thing that sneaks up behind us and surprises us is a harbinger of His blessings in disguise.  What we see as an interruption, He sees as an intervention.

Our long-awaited expectations blind us from seeing the very blessings of God right in front of our eyes.  Our own expectations can inhibit us from anticipating God’s greatest blessings. 

For God’s preparation and gifts seldom come wrapped in the packages of our own control.  Instead, His greatest prizes come in a gift box that we could have never contrived even if we tried.

My daughter Morgan went through a rare autoimmune disease when she was younger.  Those were hard days, but through them, I see God’s preparation for the kind, empathetic, caring woman she will one day become. 

Recently, she was diagnosed with dyslexia.  Again, this is not what I expected but I choose to anticipate God’s blessings through our struggles.  

Anytime God calls you to sacrifice, He WILL replace it with something greater.

Her learning disability was not on my radar but I know God has a better plan.  For her brain works in an amazing way that is sure to prepare her for the plans God has already laid in her path.

In the same way, the results of the fireplace aren’t something I could control.  Does it look just like the image I printed?  Not really.  But despite that, the results are amazing and are far greater than I expected.  

True transformation means we will be left unchanged, unable to ever revert to old habits and tendencies.  Through God’s grace, we can allow ourselves to let go of our expectations and can anticipate the freedom of being surprised by grace.

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Now our fireplace retains the original character of the brick but is now updated and consistent with the rest of our decor.

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I had so much fun decorating the fireplace for fall with my blue thanksgiving decor here.  It’s amazing how its new look made me excited about decorating it for the first time.  No longer was a dark, dreary eyesore but now it is has a fresh, updated look I can be proud of.

Here is how I decorated my fireplace for fall.  You can read more about how I painted these dollar store pumpkins here: Fall Mantel with Blue Pumpkins

You can also see my Christmas mantel in this post here: Red and Aqua Christmas Decor

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DON’T FORGET TO TAKE A PICTURE!

Now that you are done, I’d love to see how it turned out! ❤️  Be sure to post the before and after pictures on Instagram and tag me @renovatedfaith.

 
How To Whitewash A Brick Fireplace (Before and After) – FAQ’s:

Here are some common questions about this technique for refinishing a fireplace: 

Can you whitewash painted brick?

You could use this same technique brick that has previously been painted since the ingredients are just paint and glaze.   For example, if a fireplace had been painted gray, you would probably use less of the whitewash mixture on your sponge since the painted brick will not absorb as much paint as brick will.

Can you lime wash a brick fireplace?

You can certainly limewash a brick fireplace using professional supplies like lime slate, and tint but the option in this tutorial with the plaster of Paris will give you the same look of lime wash or German smear because of the extra grit created from the plaster.

How to Whitewash Brick with Chalk Paint

One of the most common questions I get regarding whitewashing a brick fireplace is “Can you whitewash brich with chalk paint?” You can but the problem with most chalk paint is that it’s very expensive in comparison to latex.  Also, this technique includes the glaze which gives you more time to work with the finish before it dries where chalk paint will dry up on you.  To read more about my thoughts on chalk paint, click here: Why I Don’t Use Chalk Paint on Furniture A Better Alternative to Chalk Paint

German Smear Vs. Whitewash

This white wash technique is so much easier than an actual German Schmear technique. Also, because it only involves paint and glaze, you don’t make a huge mess and there’s no learning curve involved. German smear is beautiful but sometimes it can be difficult to get a consistant look on the whole fireplace without getting it too heavy.

Can you use this same process for whitewashing exterior brick?

You could use this technique to whitewash exterior brick but I think it would be time-consuming especially if you had to color the brick white also.  Also, be sure to use exterior grade paint when whitewashing the brick exterior. 

What about whitewashing brick with gray paint?

If you whitewashed your brick fireplace with a light gray or charcoal-colored paint, it would definitely be more of a muted whitewash look, giving the fireplace a more subtle look than the contrasting look of German smear.  I would test a small area first to make sure you like it.  

How To Whitewash Brick With Black Grout

A question I received recently was “how do you whitewash a brick fireplace with dark grout?”  This method will still work beautifully but you might need to repeat the second step where you paint over the grout to make sure the old grout color doesn’t show through.  Paint the grout once and see how it looks before painting it a second time.

When To Whitewash A Brick Fireplace (How Long Does It Take)

I did the entire process one day while my daughter was at school and I’m sure I took longer as I wasn’t sure what I was doing at first.  Considering that I was also taking pictures and videos, you should be able to paint a brick fireplace with this technique in a few hours.

Update Dated Brick with Paint – Related Posts:

Enjoy Your Beautiful White Washed Fireplace – Final Thoughts:

With this tutorial, you can update the entire look of your fireplace and living room with a few low-cost supplies.  It is a super user-friendly process and you can easily take off the paint before it dries if you decide the look is too heavy.  My husband was also happy that we maintained the initial brick in our home but I love that it’s no longer dreary and dated but adds a lot of character to our home.    So start looking on Pinterest for some ideas to replicate and before you know it, your own fireplace will be even more inspiring!

How to Whitewash A Brick Fireplace, Before and After Comparison

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How To Whitewash A Brick Fireplace: YouTube Video

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  1. I am new to your site and so far love it. I am starting a small business with redoing smalls furniture, crafts, wreaths and so on. The name is The Country Rose and on the backs of the tags will have a verse from the Bible. Love your fireplace it really turned out great.

  2. Thank you for posting this. My sister in-law keeps telling me I should paint it white and I don’t want a solid white. I have the same exact brick you do. I feel better about doing a white wash. I need a updated look. Thank you.

    1. Hey Randa, It’s so funny you say that. My husband cringed when I told him I was going to paint the fireplace because he likes the natural brick. But he was surprised when you can still see the brick through the whitewash. The nice thing about this process is that you can “white out” the ugliest bricks and no one will tell they were there in the first place. Best of luck to you and I’d love to see an after pic! Thanks again!

  3. I love the look, but I can’t see instructions for mixing the paint and the glaze. How much of each do you use? Also, do you add water to it as well? Thank you again. I have the exact same brick and hate it because it is so dark. I hate the look of painted brick as well. I think this is the perfect solution, and I can’t wait to try it!

    1. So glad to hear you think this will help Denise! The mixture is one part glaze to one part paint. I didn’t add any water but there was water in my wet rag. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  4. I used your technique and my fireplace looks FABULOUS!! Thank you so much! I just can’t figure out how to post a picture to show you!

  5. I am considering doing this to our fireplace, but I’m a little confused on the mixture. On the post, it says to mix 1 cup water with 1 cup latex paint, but don’t mention the glaze. In your video you don’t mention the water, but you say to do 1 part paint to 1 part glaze. What exactly do I mix together and how much of each? Is it all just 1 part a piece? Or do you use water, paint, and glaze, and maybe some plaster of Paris? Thank you!!

    1. Hey Courtney,
      Do 1 part glaze to 1 part latex paint. You can add a little plaster of paris if you want a chalky texture but it’s not needed. Thanks for stopping by!
      Karin

  6. Hi Karin! This looks great! We’re getting started on a similar project and are collecting ideas. Is there a need to prime the brick first? Other tutorials have mentioned using a primer or the paint will chip off, have you had that experience at all after whitewashing? Thanks!

    1. Because the whitewash is diluted, it will not peel off because it isn’t thick enough to which is another advantage to whitewashing over painting. Let me know if you have any other questions Anne! 🙂

  7. Hello I lov the look. My fire place looks like your before. I’d like to get my bricks to look like yours. Antique brick with some blues, dark red, black, brown in some of the bricks peeking thru the schmear. How did you get those colors. Your brick didnt have blue in it as I could tell in the before? Did you use different paint for that? Thank you.

    1. Hi Randee, I just added the white paint with the glaze to the bricks. There isn’t any blue in my fireplace, it might just be how the pictures look. If I can answer any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

      1. I am so excited to try this. I use my fireplace routinely. Will the heat be an issue with the paint or whitewash? Thank you!

        1. Hi June, Great question. The heat isn’t an issue because the whitewash is more of a wash than a layer of paint. But now that I think about it, I know of people that have put thick layers of paint on their fireplaces with no problem at all. Thanks June and let me know if you have any other questions! – Karin

  8. This really looks great! Makes me wish I had a brick fireplace 🙂 The mantle height bugs me though. It needs to be a bit lower to improve the proportions of the upper and lower sections.

    1. I would color match the paint color of the original brick and paint them that color first. Let it dry at least 48 hours. Then start the steps in the tutorial. Let me know if you have any questions.

  9. Fabulous result! I saw a comment regarding trying this effect on exterior brick, specifically being time consuming but my question is how durable against the elements is this technique and how best to seal it against the elements? Or is it durable and so it wouldn’t be needed? Thank you.

  10. When you painted the grout lines, did you use straight paint or the combination of 1 part paint to 1 part glaze? And just to be clear, it’s just glaze and paint and no water besides what is put on the sponge? Do you know if Sherman Williams Latex paint with primer is alright to use? Thank you, your fireplace is gorgeous!

  11. Did you use the same mixture of 1 part paint and 1 part glaze to paint the fireplace grout lines? And after painting the grout lines did you let it dry or just start painting other parts of that same brick?

  12. I have been searching for this for ages!! I moved into an older house and there is one remodeled garage with a huge brick wall whose grout is a hideous khaki (and I love khaki so you know it’s bad) color! Three of the other walls are the same color. And the bricks range from deep (ugly) red to medium red to light red. This article tells me exactly what I wanted to know–it IS fixable!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  13. I’m getting ready to use your technique on the ugly brick backsplash in my kitchen but my grout is black. Do you think I should use primer before the paint glaze mix?

  14. Your work looks fab and I want to do the same in my house for an old 50s brick covered fire place
    However I am based in the UK and am struggling to find Glaze here – so maybe it’s called something else here? Any idea? Just don’t want to buy the wrong thing and mess it up!
    Many thanks

  15. I’m struggling to figure how to make my brick more attractive. However, it has no variation. The bricks are all the same color, shape and size. I would like to do a schmear but feel like I need to add some paint for variety. WhT do you think?

    1. That’s a great question Sue. I would find a non-whitewashed fireplace pic on Pinterest as your guide. Then, get some sample containers of paint in 2 or 3 different shades. Put that on the bricks to mimic your Pinterest pic. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but you just want some variation so the brick that shoes through has some variation. Let that dry 48 hours. Then, continue with the whitewashing. The whitewash that goes over the painted bricks will not absorb as quickly or as well, so you might need to add a little more whitewash on those. Just play with it until you get the look you want. I hope this helps Sue!

  16. While I don’t have a fireplace, I really enjoyed the devotional you included with project. Thank you for sharing!

  17. Absolutely beautiful update! I love all the techniques you share. I have a faux dark cherry wood electric fireplace that needs updating. I think I’d love it to look like weathered grey or white wood. Any tips or previous posts that you can suggest?
    Thank you and have a great day!

  18. Some of the tutorials that I have listened to and articles that I have read only use 50/50 water to paint. Why are you using a glaze as well ? And if I use the glaze mixture (6 parts glaze to 4 parts water) how much paint will be added? Does the white wash not penetrate the bricks that have the glaze mixture on them as much

    1. Hey Cheryl, Great question! The glaze doesn’t change the amount that it penetrates the brick but the glaze gives you more time to work with the paint before it dries up on you. This is especially helpful when working on the grout lines because it allows me to wipe off the excess pretty easily. I hope that helps! – Karin

      1. Beautiful!!! Please walk through a complete novice to painting. Do I just but a quart of latex white paint and quart of furnitur Clear glaze(and sponge)?? You mentioned how inexpensive it was for you but it says it is about $25 for each so I just wan to make sure I am buying the right stuff. Also where do I find one of those sponges? Sorry I am a little needier than others…Im nervous but adventurous and very excited 🙂

  19. There are so many whitewash tutorials out there that whiten too far in my opinion. Yours keeps the integrity of the brick look but refreshes and brightens. I followed your tips but used flotrol instead of glaze with my paint. It worked great and I love the results. I’d love to share my pics but not sure how. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. We just purchased a home with a fireplace that looks like your before and I am wanting to give this a try! If the glaze you linked is no longer available for purchase is there a different one you recommend? So im going to mix 1 part white paint to 1 part glaze and then sponge it on like in your tutorial? did you add some water to your sponge prior to lightly dipping it into the paint mixture?

    1. Hey Jessica, I updated the link but let me know if you still have trouble finding it. You can add just a little water to your sponge but wring it out. Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Karin

  21. Hi, can you please post the link to your video? For some reason it is not showing up in your article above. My fireplace is EXACTLY like yours, down to the size and black screen! Need an update for sure, but might just do the grout mostly. Also, I keep seeing questions about mixing with water, but don’t see you mentioning water in your post – I’m assuming no water is used? Thanks, looking forward to seeing the video

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