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.
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.
Tip: When using more than one gallon of paint, combine the containers for better uniformity of color. This intermixing is called "boxing."
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.
Tip: As you cut in, be sure to remove the excess paint that collects between the bricks with your brush.
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.
Tip: For larger areas, consider using a 5-gallon bucket and a bucket grid.
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.
Tip: For an even application, begin 3"-4" from the cut in section.
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.
Tip: Reload the roller when necessary and maintain a wet edge.
Forming a column from ceiling to floor, paint the next 3' x 3' section directly below the previous one.
Tip: To blend the 3' x 3' sections and ensure a uniform finish, lightly pass the roller over the newly painted area.
If necessary, apply more paint into the mortar where the roller has missed.
Repeat the process of forming columns and blending sections until the project is complete.
Tip: For optimum results in quality of color and finish, apply a second coat.
Inside or outside; paint or stain: Let’s figure out how much you’ll need to make amazing happen.Calculate
Every project is unique: Keep small wrinkles from becoming big problems by letting the Behr Technical Experts lend a hand.Get Expert Help
Let Pro Referral do the leg work and match you with quality local painters.Find a Painter