How to Paint Brick

Light blue colored brick wall

You'll be pleasantly surprised by the effect a beautifully painted brick wall can have on your home.

For Best Results:

Refer to our how-to for step-by-step instructions.

  1. Dip brush in paint.

    Step 1

    Begin your painting project by pouring thoroughly mixed paint into a bucket and dipping a quality 2"-2½" wide nylon/polyester brush into the paint.

  2. Cut into wall.

    Step 2

    With your brush, paint (cut in) around the perimeter of the brick surface. Start at the top corner and continue along the ceiling and around the baseboards.

  3. Load roller with paint.

    Step 3

    Pour paint into a paint tray and work the roller into the tray until it is fully loaded with paint. For best results, use a ½"-1" roller cover.

  4. Apply paint with roller.

    Step 4

    Starting in a 3' x 3' section at a top corner of your project area, roll the paint onto the brick in a "W" formation.

  5. Apply paint in W formation.

    Step 5

    Work the roller back and forth across the section until the "W" is completely filled in. Be sure to roll over the cut in area as well.

  6. Continue to roll on paint.

    Step 6

    Forming a column from ceiling to floor, paint the next 3' x 3' section directly below the previous one.

  7. Brush paint into mortar.

    Step 7

    If necessary, apply more paint into the mortar where the roller has missed.

  8. Completed brick wall.

    Step 8

    Repeat the process of forming columns and blending sections until the project is complete.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Brush (2"-2½")
  • Bucket
  • Bucket Grid
  • Extension Pole
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Ladder
  • Paint Can Opener
  • Paint Tray
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Rags
  • Roller Cover and Frame
  • Sandpaper (150-220 Grit)
  • Stir Stick
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