Decorative Wash Service For Scottsdale, Arizona, And Surrounding Areas

Decorative Wash Service For Scottsdale, Arizona, And Surrounding Areas

It is a great way to change the look of your home or property by adding a decorative wash. We discuss the 3 types of decorative wash in our guide. Several different types will be discussed, along with how to decide which is right for your home.

Washes of this type are often described as “french country”, “shabby chic”, or “antique”. New construction homes sporting this look are generally of higher-end. People want to modernize their existing homes and businesses, so decorative washes have gained popularity over the last five years. Exterior brick and stone look great with this change, as well as in interior places like kitchens, fireplaces, and accent walls. Another reason why property owners choose decorative washes is that it’s a cost-effective means of changing the appearance of their property without having to alter the structure.

How We Can Help!

In Scottsdale, Arizona, we are a fully licensed, bonded, and insured masonry contractor that offers a range of services including:

  • Whitewash
  • German Smear
  • Slurry Wash
  • And More Decorative Wash Services!

We offer a wide range of decorative washing services at Scottsdale Masonry. If you need any decorative washing services, let us know and we will provide a free quote for any of our services.


Washing brick is a combination of paint and water; the thinner the paint, the more brick color will show through. The end result can be anything you like simply by experimenting with different paint thicknesses. Whitewashing can be achieved in two ways, as it is the lightest coating of the three brick washing techniques. The bricks and mortar are covered with a thin coat of paint. Paint areas tactfully with a thin and thick coat and then scrub or wash away the leftover wet paint in some areas. The brick, as a result, seems weathered.

German Smear

An example of an exterior mortar wash, a German wash that leaves parts of the bricks exposed after it is tactfully smeared with a mortar and portland cement mixture. Most of the time, white mortar is used for this process. The thickness of the coats and the way they are applied can create a varied effect when applying the German Smear. It’s a bit more “textured” on top and thinner and thicker spots underneath. Most often German Smear is only seen on high-end construction and historic properties.

Slurry Wash

Another form of mortar wash is slurry, which is created by thickly coating the area completely. Different from a German smear, a slurry uses the same materials. During the application of a slurry, the brick surface is fully covered, creating a stucco-like appearance while still allowing the brick texture to be seen. In general, slurries are done with slightly darker mortar colors. This method is a great way to get the stucco look without maintaining the traditional stucco.

Get Your Free Estimate Today!

We welcome the opportunity to quote you for all our decorative wash, as well as brick matching services, so give Scottsdale Masonry a call today. You may select from our decorative wash service options after visiting our contractors at your property. Please contact us or call us at (623)-335-0141 today if you have questions regarding our services.