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Jul 21, 2022

DIY Paint Calculation

Paint DIY One of the problems you will definitely encounter after choosing a color is calculating the amount of paint. How much area can a bucket of 1 liter or 5 liters of paint cover on the wall?

DIY In addition to the sense of accomplishment of doing it yourself, 'the paint is finished' is also very satisfying. Taking a good grasp of the amount of paint can not only save money, but also protect the environment without waste. However, when calculating, don't forget that you need 2 coats of topcoat and 1 coat of primer.

(3D area calculation instruction diagram)

Roughly speaking, 1 liter of water-based interior paint can cover 13 - 14 square meters. The height of a room in a Hong Kong residence is generally about 2.8 meters, so if a room of 15 square meters is calculated, excluding the ceiling and the area of ​​doors and windows, about 6.2 liters of paint is needed (painting area: √15×2.8×4= 43.4 square meters, required for one floor: 43.4÷14=3.1 liters, required for two floors: 6.2 liters).

Here's an example of a DIY renovation of an entire apartment:
The unit area is 45 square meters, with 1 hall, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and the door and window area is 10 square meters. With ceilings, minus windows and bathroom/kitchen tiles, the total painted area is approximately 175 square meters, including a feature wall of approximately 10 square meters in the living room. The total area to be painted with water-based interior latex paint is 165 square meters, requiring 12 liters of primer and 24 liters of topcoat. Nippon Paint MIlano Art Paint is used for the feature wall, and only one layer of primer & top coat is needed. Nippon Paint MIlano Art Paint Set: 1 kg top paint + 1.4 kg primer + tools, just enough to paint about 5 square meters, 2 Set just right.

Depending on the type of paint, the area that can be painted varies slightly. If you want a more accurate amount calculation, you can visit Nippon Paint's paint calculation page, just enter the length and height of the wall, and you can simply and accurately calculate the required paint amount.