Painting

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Painting

Postby Evelyn » Tue May 01, 2018 4:42 pm

Is there a guide for how much paint to surface area. Say 750ml of paint would cover how many sq. mtrs of floor. Thanks.

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Re: Painting

Postby gerryh » Tue May 01, 2018 4:53 pm

Usually it says how much it will cover on the paint container.
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Re: Painting

Postby TorreDelAguila » Tue May 01, 2018 4:53 pm

Most cans/buckets of paint have a coverage figure on them (m2 per litre), but this figure varies enormously between different types of paint. Best to take a look in the shop and doing the calculation before buying. The manufacturer's website will have this info too.
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Re: Painting

Postby ajtg1952 » Tue May 01, 2018 5:40 pm

Also depends on the porosity of the surface!

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Re: Painting

Postby BENIDORM » Wed May 02, 2018 9:24 am

Hello Evelyn,
The advice previously offered is good and I would add that it's false economy to buy cheap paint, and before you use make sure that you stir it well and continue to stir when using, if it is emulsion type paint you can keep adding a little water with most brands, it should state this on the pot.
I've learned ( the hard way), to buy more than my estimated requirements, and then when I've finished I drain the left-overs into glass jar-jars and label accordingly, handy for touching in marks etc., and it seems to last better in airtight glass jars.

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Re: Painting

Postby BigClock » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:11 pm

I would check the manufacturer's website. They will include the amount of paint per surface area.

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Re: Painting

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:24 pm

please dont buy cheap paint. any white paint under about 30 euros is pointless and you would be better off painting the wall with milk.. :lolno:
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