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How much paint do I need for my project?

3 years ago by

Confused about how many coats you will need? Not sure how many tins to buy? Work out what you need beforehand with these simple steps to help you calculate the right requirements. First things first, grab yourself a tape measure…

Measure up

Start by measuring the maximum height and width of the wall you want to paint. Then multiply the two measurements together to get the overall square meterage. Do the same for your windows and doors and then subtract from your overall square meterage.

How many coats of paint on the wall?

The quantity of paint you need will be determined by the amount of coats. We always recommend two coats of your chosen colourful top coat for even coverage. Multiply your final square meterage by two (that allows for 2 top coats)

Last bit of adding up  

Take the total number that you just calculated and divide the number by how many square metres per litre are listed on your paint tin. This will provide you with the amount of paint that you will need for your project.

If you need more help, most paint manufacturers have online coverage calculators specific to their brand. This will help you get as accurate a number as possible. 

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