Wednesday, 6 March 2013

How Much Paint Do You Really Need?

A screenshot of the paint calculator which is
found on
You are at the paint store looking to buy some paint for your room. The problem? You have no clue how much paint you really need. You end up making a blind guess with the help of a sales rep at the paint store. How accurate was that guess? Usually its fairly inaccurate. The end result of this scenario is you having to start your car for a second trip at the paint store because you ran out of paint or even worse, you are left with a bunch of wasted paint that just takes up space in your garage. Well, we are about to show you a terrific tool that you might want to bookmark for the next time you have to paint anything. The Paint Calculator which can be found HERE, can help you come up with a fairly accurate estimate of how many litres of paint you will need to paint your room. All you will need to do is measure the length, width, and height of your room while stating the number of doors and windows. After you press calculate, the calculator will come up with an estimate of paint in litres that you will need to paint your room. If you have to paint your house, just measure every room (including hallways and other spaces) and you will come up with an estimate of how much paint you'll need. It might not be 100% accurate, but believe me when I say that it will be a much better estimate than the blind guess you made at the paint store.

Before you go telling all of your friends about this great tool, let's look at the details. These calculations are not intended to give more than a rough estimate and that precise paint needs will vary according to many factors. It is impossible to figure out the precise paint because we would need too much data. There are so many factors that could change the amount of paint that is needed. We wont bore you by going through all the factors. But do remember that this calculator is only meant to give a rough estimate. Even though it will be a much better rough estimate than have no estimate at all. Also, the calculator is programmed to calculate the amount of paint for 2 coats of paint.

You can find the calculator here. This calculator has been brought to us by the experts at Benjamin Moore!


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