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How much paint do I need?




1. Multiply the height x width of each wall (see room diagram).
Add the totals for each wall together to get your total coverage
area. Remember to subtract any space taken up by doors and




2. Look at the coverage icon on the back of your
paint can to find out how many square metres
(m²) it contains




3. Divide your total coverage area by the
coverage icon figure


This will give you the amount of paint required.

Remember, more than one coat may be necessary.

Note:Coverage depends on several factors such as the absorbency of the material and paint quality - the above formula should be used as a guide only.