How much paint do I need?

With Ecolour you can order your products individually, or try our painting kits that contain all the paint and accessories you need. The information below provides a good guide to how much paint you’ll need for a typical small (3mx3m), medium (4mx4m), or large (5mx6m) room. You can also use our paint calculator to get an estimate.

New Surfaces

We recommend one coat of primer and two top coats. For uncoated surfaces, our Primer Undercoat will cover around 8-10sqm per litre. Our interior paints will cover approximately 16sqm per litre. Typical paint requirements are as follows:

Small Room

6L Primer, 2L Ceiling, 4L Walls, 1L Trim

Medium Room

8L Primer, 2L Ceiling, 6L Walls, 1L Trim

Large Room

12L Primer, 4L Ceiling, 8L Walls, 2L Trim

Repainting Surfaces

We recommend two top coats. However if paint over existing oil based enamel, you will need use Gloss Off etch cleaner first for adhesion. For repainting, our products will cover around 16sqm per litre.  Typical paint requirements are as follows:

Small Room

2L Ceiling, 4L Walls, 1L Trim

Medium Room

4L Ceiling, 6L Walls, 1L Trim

Large Room

4L Ceiling, 10L Walls, 2L Trim

Paint Calculator

Please note: recommended quantities are provided as a guide only and assume 2.7m ceilings with 1 door & window for a small room, and 2 doors & windows for medium and large rooms. Paint requirements will be affected by application methods, substrate, sheen level and colour chosen. For strong or bright colours you may need to factor in an additional coat.

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