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I hate to hear anyone say they want to paint brick.......it's a job......but, it can be done. First, clean the brick and mortar......wire brush, compressed air, gentle pressure wash........whatever way is comfortable for you. Repair (tuck point) any missing/damaged mortar joints. Let everything dry. Sometimes you have to let new mortar dry for several weeks before applying any paint. I would use Loxon Primer from Sherwin-Williams as it is specially formulated for masonry. Then you can topcoat with any latex paint you like. I prefer SuperPaint from SW. They also make a masonry topcoat, but, it is rather pricey. Brush, roll, spray......whatever works best for you. I prefer rolling and back brushing on brick. Best of luck with your project. It's a BIG one.