Coverage Guidance

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 paint@shabbyand.co.uk 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 TypeSize AvailableApproximate CoverageTypical No. of CoatsDrying TimeShelf 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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