First off, you need to grab a tape measure to work out the height and width of the surface you want to paint. Then, multiply the height and width together to get your square metre measurement. Subtract any windows and doors by using the same calculation method and deducting it from the total.
This is where we answer your how many coats of paint query. If you use Dulux Simply Refresh, you’ll only need to apply one coat of paint. But if you opt for a more durable finish with Dulux EasyCare Washable & Tough, multiply your number by two (the number of coats needed). That’s your paint coverage sorted.
Finally, divide the number by the square metre per litre listed on your paint tin or in the online product information. And there you have it, you’ve worked out the amount of paint you need.
So that’s your how much paint do I need concern covered, but what about where to start? Dr Dulux provides expert advice on the best order to paint a room in, here.