Follow these simple steps to help measure up your room and calculate the perfect amount of paint you need for your walls:
- Width x height of walls
=Overall room measurement
Width x height of doors and windows
=Overall door and window measurement
Overall room measurement – Overall door and window measurement
=Wall space to be painted
Wall space x 2 (for two coats) + a little for touch ups
Total / m² / l number on your paint tin
=Number of litres of paint you need for your project
What you’ll need:
- A metal tape measure
- A step ladder
- Pen and paper
Using the right painting technique will not only mean you achieve a more professional finish but will also help your paint go further: Tips to help you do more with less paint.
Before setting out to buy your paint, have a read of our guide to the ultimate painting tool kit: Our guide to rollers, brushes and extra kit.