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Throwback Thursday: How Much Paint Do I Need to Paint My Walls

15 Aug 2013
Throwback Thursday: How Much Paint Do I Need to Paint My Walls

One great way to freshen up a property is to give it a fresh coat of paint.  Whether you’re going to offer your property for sale or rent, it is best to keep paint colours neutral.  While you might love strong colours, or the distressed shabby chic look, not everyone does, so keep it simple and neutral.

Before setting off to your local DIY emporium, it is worth figuring out exactly how much paint you will need.   B&Q has a useful paint calculator. Input your room’s dimensions, the number of doors and windows and how many coats of paint you want, and it will tell you how many litres of paint you need to buy. Dulux has a paint calculator for walls, or skirting, doors and window frames, as well as exterior areas.

Keep in mind, the cheaper the paint, the more coats you’ll need to get good coverage. Also, remember that it’s always good to have a little of the colour you’ve chosen left over – that way, you can touch up knocks and scratches over time, particularly if you are the landlord and will be continuing to maintain the property.

Need more advice on selling or renting your property, call us now on 020 8740 6622 or request a free, no obligation valuation online.