How much paint do I need?

We’re here to help with you take on your next project. Our premium range of paints provide the best quality coverage and finish for your home, no matter how big or small your job might be.

Disclaimer: Dulux Paint Calculator is provided as a guide only, further details are available at the bottom of the page.

 

Instructions

  1. Measure all areas that need to be painted. Consider all walls, doors, skirting board and trims and the ceiling.
  2. Enter the measurements of the space that is being painted into the Paint Calculator tool, remembering to include the number of doors and windows, and if the surface is new or a re-paint. This helps to determine the amount of paint required for each surface.
  3. Remember that you may need to do multiple coats - for a premium finish, we recommend 2 coats.

Paint Coverage Tips and tricks

When purchasing paint it’s important to check the spread rate of the product. A lower spread rate means that the coverage of the product won’t be as thick, meaning that more coats will be required.

As a general guide one litre of Dulux Wall, Dulux Trim or Dulux Ceiling paint covers approximately 16m2, while one litre of Dulux Primer will cover approximately 14m2.

Bedroom project

Small project: Bedroom

4 walls, 1 door & 1 window

  • 6L Dulux 1Step Prep
  • 6L Dulux Wash & Wear
  • 2L Dulux Ceiling Paint
  • 2L Dulux Aquanamel

 

Lounge room project

Medium project: Lounge room

4 walls, 1 door & 2 windows

  • 6L Dulux 1Step Prep
  • 10L Dulux Wash & Wear
  • 8L Dulux Ceiling Paint
  • 4L Dulux Aquanamel

Dining room

Large project: Multiple rooms

Bedroom, lounge room and entry way

  • 10L Dulux 1Step Prep
  • 15L Dulux Wash & Wear
  • 10L  Dulux Ceiling Paint
  • 6L Dulux Aquanamel
     
Brickwork

Exterior project: Brickwork 

4 walls, brick exterior home

  • 20L Dulux Weathershield: 4 brick exterior walls
  • 2L Dulux Weathershield: 2 doors & 8 windows

Disclaimer: The quantities noted above are to be used as a guide only.



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For more information on any of our products, or for expert help on your project, contact our Help & Advice team on 13 25 25, or use our LiveChat.


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Disclaimer: Dulux Paint Calculator is provided as a guide only. These calculations are based on a two coat coverage for top coats with a spread rate of 16 square metres per litre and one coat coverage for preparation products with a spread rate of 12 square metres per litre. The coverage rates will vary depending on surface being coated and the particular product range such as spray paints and the Dulux Design Effects range. More information on these products can be found on the cans, by using our live chat service or by calling our Help and Advice centre on 13 25 25.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the estimate, however paint requirements may vary depending on the surface, type of paint, sheen level and colour chosen.