Not sure how much paint you’re going
to need for your decorating project? We have got you covered! With some easy
measurements and simple calculations, you’ll be skipping to your local Brewers
Decorator Centre ready to buy your perfect finish.
Step 1: Measure your room.
Grab a tape measure and measure the
height and width of each wall you would like to paint. Multiply both of these
measurements and you’ll get your square metre measurement. Measure any windows
and doors within the room, complete the same calculation and subtract from the total
square metre measurement.
Step 2: Don’t forget your coats!
We always advise using 2 coats when
painting walls for the best results. Multiply your square metre measurement by
the number of coats you want to apply (2) to find out your total paint
My total square metre measurement is 4.5sq/m
which can be multiplied by 2, creating a total paint coverage of 9sq/m.
Step 3: Calculate how many litres of
paint you need.
Find your finish’s coverage
information. This information can be found on all of our product pages. Divide
your total paint coverage by the square metre per litre of the paint finish to
find out how many litres of paint you need. Most paint finishes are available
in 1L, 2.5L and 5L.
Albany Durable Matt has a coverage of Up
to 14sq/m per litre. Dividing 9sq/m by 14sq/m gives you a grand
total of 0.6L.
Top tip: if you are using tinted
product, make sure you order enough to complete the job and ensure consistent
colour. There can be minor discrepancies in paint batches when mixing at
different times (or at different stores).