It can be very infuriating if you have not ordered enough paint for your project and in turn over ordering means you are left with an unneeded surplus of paint.
To minimise the chances of this we have devised a paint calculator to help you. This is provided as guidance only and if you are using a decorator you may wish to discuss with them prior to ordering. At ShabbyAnd… we are also on hand to assist so please email your questions on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01206 618920.
All calculations are based on flat surfaces as doors, windows and alcoves can differ on the amount of paint used
Taking into account the nature of the surface you will be painting beforehand. With furniture, there are various preparations that need to be made before hand (see our painting tip guides). Walls that are porous or freshly plastered are likely to require additional coats. You may notice immense colour transformations when painting light to dark or dark to light and may need additional coats. This can be minimised by using the correct primer or undercoat.
The below table offers guidance to the maximum coverage for all of our paint finishes. Coverage is also dependent on thickness of application and surface. Please note this calculator is only suitable for calculating paint for walls only.
|Paint Type||Size Available||Approximate Coverage||Typical No. of Coats||Drying Time||Shelf Life|
|Autentico Vintage||100ml, 500ml, 1L, 2.5L||Covers 8-13 m² per 1L||2||Touch dry in 30 minutes. Allow minimum of 1-hour drying time between coats. (Drying times may vary dependent on temperature and surface).||2 Years|
|Autentico Versante Matt||100ml, 500ml, 1L, 2.5L||Covers 8-13 m² per 1L||2||Touch dry in 30 minutes. Allow minimum of 4-hour drying time between coats. (Drying times may vary dependent on temperature, surface profile and porosity).||2 Years|
|Autentico Velvet||2.5L||Covers 8-13 m² per 1L||2||Touch dry in 30 minutes. Allow minimum of 2-hour drying time between coats.||2 Years|
|Autentico Venice||1L, 2.5L||Covers 8-13 m² per 1L||2||8 hours between coats. A third coat could be required after another 8 hours of drying time with certain colours.||6 Months|
|Autentico Esterno Mura||5L||Covers 8m2 per 1L||2||4 hours between coats dependent on surface profile and porosity.||2 Years|
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