When starting a painting project, you need to calculate how much paint you will require to cover the surface area. This handy calculation will save you money and prevent wastage.

You will need to know the following information:

  1. Surface area of the surfaces to be painted – remember to exclude any areas that don’t require paint like windows or doors
  2. pread rate of the paint being used – each product has a specific spread rate which tells you how much paint to use per square meter.
  3. The number of coats needed –porous and textured surfaces will require more paint.
Once you have the information, you can calculate the amount required as in the square.

To make calculating your paint requirements even easier:

Visit the Builders Paint Calculator and use our online tool to calculate the perfect quantity. View the Builders Paint Catalogue
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