How To Applying Paint onto Brick

Don’t Forget: Before painting your brick, PainterClick recommends to use a primer to promote adhesion and the durability of the topcoat. The how-to below is shown with a properly primed surface.

Brush (Cutting In)

1. Using a stir stick, thoroughly stir the paint.

2. Load a 2-3″ wide brush by dipping 1/3 of the bristle length into the paint.

3. Remove excess paint from the brush by tapping the bristles against the inside of the bucket.

4. Starting in the top corner, cut in a 3-4″ wide area around the perimeter of the brick.

5. Brush the paint from the non-painted area to the previously applied areas.

6. Reload the brush as necessary to maintain a wet edge, approximately every 4-6″.

7. Repeat steps until the perimeter of the brick is complete.


1. Pour the paint into a paint tray or a 5-gallon bucket.

2. Place an appropriate size nap roller onto a roller frame.

3. Dip roller cover completely into the paint covering the entire nap area.

4. Remove excess paint from roller cover by rolling onto the ribbed section of the paint tray or bucket grid.

5. Starting in an upper corner of the wall, place the loaded roller cover approximately 3-4″ away from the cut in area.

6. Working in a 3′ X 3′ area, roll a “W” onto the wall.

7. Continue rolling from the top edge of the wall to the bottom. Roll into the cut in area.

8. Reload as necessary.

9. Continue applying, starting with the “W” technique 3-4″ away from the last section applied. Working from the top down being careful to back roll the width of the roller being used into the last section applied.

10. Continue until the wall is completely covered.