Paint Lick is an unincorporated community in Garrard County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Routes 21 and 52 east of the city of Lancaster. the county seat of Garrard County. In 2015, a new route for KY 52 opened, bypassing the town, and essentially wiping it off the map. Its elevation is 820 feet (250 m). Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 40461. Historic sites within the community include Paint Lick Presbyterian Church (1879).