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How to Paint Over Glazed Brick

Paint over glazed brick for a new look.
blue soft brick wall image by ELEN from Fotolia.com

Things You'll Need:

  • Scrub brush
  • Soapy water
  • Scouring powder
  • Water
  • Towel
  • Two part epoxy paint
  • Short nap paint roller

Glazed brick features a fired ceramic exterior which gives the bricks a smooth and shiny finish. While glazed bricks may be considered more attractive than regular bricks, you may want to paint them if they clash with a new color scheme in your home. With a little prep work and the right materials, you can paint glazed brick and enjoy the new look for years to come.

Scrub the brick.
scrubbing the blues image by emmepi from Fotolia.com

Scrub the glazed brick with a scrub brush and soapy water to remove any dirt or grease from the surface.

Mix scouring powder and water together to form a paste and rub this paste onto your glazed brick with a scrub brush. The scouring powder will help clean and roughen the surface to help the paint adhere properly.

Rinse the glazed brick and dry it with a towel.
Microfiber Towel - Rolled image by MrGreenBug from Fotolia.com

Rinse the glazed brick thoroughly with clean water and dry it with a towel.

Mix together the activator and liquid of a two part epoxy paint. These paints are often used on garage floors and must be mixed just before application.

Apply the epoxy paint to the glazed brick with a short nap paint roller. A 3/8-inch nap roller or shorter is sufficient for this project.

Wait for the epoxy paint to dry before you touch the surface. If the brick is still visible through the epoxy paint, apply a second coat.

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