*Do note that paint calculations are all estimated. Amount of paint varies on the amount of coat each paint product covers.
First, assess the size of the area that you’re painting. Measure the width and height of walls with a metal tape measure and multiply these together to calculate the overall square metre measurement.
Subtract the space used by windows and doors using the same calculation method as above, and remove these from your overall square metre measurement.
Multiply your new total square metre measurement by the number of coats you’ll need – we recommend factoring in at least two coats, especially for accent colours. It’s also worth including a little extra paint for touch ups.
Finally, divide this total value by the m²/litre number on the paint you have chosen (You can check the number on the paint can, our colour catalogues and/or online at our product information section). This will give you the total litres of paint you need for your painting project.
Don’t forget, the type of paint will make a difference and so will the manufacturer. A higher quality paint will mean using less paint to get a great result and painting experience.