How to Paint Brick

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

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

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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