Calculating Paint Quantities

Not ordering enough paint for your decorating project can be very frustrating, but over ordering will mean you’re left with items you don’t need. You can minimize the chances of this happening by using our convenient coverage information below. While this advice is for guidance only, we would strongly recommend that you always check with your decorator before ordering, or get in touch with us for further advice or assistance. Please note that this information does not take doors, windows and alcoves into consideration.

Please also take into account the nature of the surface which you are painting beforehand. Porous walls are likely to require extra coats and vast colour transformations (i.e. white to black or black to white) are also likely to require a third coat. You can minimize the chance of this by using the correct undercoat.

The information below offers a guide to the maximum coverage for all our paint finishes. Coverage is dependent on thickness of application and surface.

Estate Emulsion

Size available: 100ml, 2.5 litres, 5 litres | Approx. coverage: 70m2 per 5 litres | Typical no. of coats: 2 | Dry in 2 hours / recoat 4 hours

Modern Emulsion

Size available: 2.5 litres, 5 litres | Approx. coverage: 60m2 per 5 litres | Typical no. of coats: 2 | Dry in 2 hours / recoat 4 hours

Estate Eggshell

Size available: 750ml, 2.5 litres, 5 litres | Approx. coverage: 60m2 per 5 litres | Typical no. of coats: 2 | Dry in 2 hours / recoat 4 hours

Modern Eggshell

Size available: 750ml, 2.5 litres, 5 litres | Approx. coverage: 60m2 per 5 litres | Typical no. of coats: 2* | Dry in 2 hours / recoat 4 hours

Full Gloss

Size available: 750ml, 2.5 litres | Approx. coverage: 30m2 per 2.5 litres | Typical no. of coats: 2 | Dry in 2 hours / recoat 4 hours

Dead Flat

Size available: 750ml, 2.5 litres, 5 litres | Approx. coverage: 60m2 per 5 litres | Typical no. of coats: 2 | Dry in 2 hours / recoat 4 hours

Exterior Masonry

Size available: 5 litres | Approx. coverage: 40m2 per 5 litres | Typical no. of coats: 2 | Dry in 2 hours / recoat 5 hours

Exterior Eggshell

Size available: 750ml, 2.5 litres | Approx. coverage: 32m2 per 2.5 litres | Typical no. of coats: 2 | Dry in 2 hours / recoat 4 hours

Casein Distemper

Size available: 2.5 litres, 5 litres | Approx. coverage: 65m2 per 5 litres | Typical no. of coats: 2 | Dry in 2 hours / recoat 2 hours

Soft Distemper

Size available: 5 litres | Approx. coverage: 65m2 per 5 litres | Typical no. of coats: 2 | Dry in 2 hours

Limewash

Size available: 5 litres | Approx. coverage varies | Typical no. of coats: 3 to 4 | Dry in 3 hours / recoat in 12 hours

*A 3rd coat may be needed depending on the surface & top coat colours.

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