Step 2- Tools and Materials Needed


Now that you’ve cleaned and prepared your brick, its time to paint your brick.

You’ll want to have the following items on hand to do this job.



  1. Bullet of Painting Brick websitePlastic- for covering floors, furniture, etc.

  2. BulletBlue Tape or Frog Tape (Better)- to adhere plastic to walls and floors without removing the finish from those surfaces.

  3. BulletStiff Brush or Broom and Vacuum to clean brick.

  4. Bullet 2.5 to 3.5” paint brush (A quality brush is unnecessary as the rough bricks will punish your brush).





  1. Bullet3/4 “nap Roller and handle to paint brick.

  2. BulletPaint tray or pan.

  3. BulletPrimer- A good quality latex primer formulated for brick. (Make sure the primer complies with the specification requirements for your project. E.g.; a exterior masonry primer for exterior brick.

  4. Tip; Have your primer tinted to match your paint for better coverage and less coats.

  5. BulletPaint- A good quality latex paint formulated for brick.  Make sure the paint complies with the specification requirements for your project. E.g.; a exterior masonry paint for exterior brick. 

  6. Tip; Measure the number of square feet of brick to be painted before heading off to the store. Paint will usually spread 150-300 square feet per application when being used for masonry applications.