4 Easy Steps To Purchase Paints & Finishes Online
Step 1. Find your product.
Select a category from the menu on the left to see all sub categories, and then products withing these. Alternatively if you know the name of the product you want you can use the search function to go straight there.
Read the descriptions at the beginning of each section, and then follow the links to further information and full data sheets, reviews and pictures of each product.
If you would like to trial a product before purchasing a large amount we can supply sample pots of most products.
Step 2. Calculate your area.
To calculate the walls of a room 4m x 6m with a ceiling height of 2.4m.
Add the total perimeter length IE 4 + 6 + 4 + 6 = 20m. Mutiply this by the height of the room IE 20m x 2.4m = 48m2
This gives you a rough measure of area. To get closer you can then subtract the area of any doors and windows. Eg 48m2 - 2.8m2 (an average door + window) = 45.2m2 to paint.
Notes : If the surface is not flat - such as corrugated iron, or decking which has side profiles to each plank you will need to allow up to 1/3 more area.
Step 3. Calculate the amount of product you will need
Find the coverage rate of your product near the bottom of its full description. Then divide your area by the coverage rate. For example 45.2m2 divided by 14 m2/L (this is the coverage of most acrylic paints) = 3.23L. This gives you the amount of paint needed for one coat on that area.
Then find the number of coats required, also at the bottom of the product description. Multiply by the number of coats. Eg 3.23L x 2 coats = 6.4L of paint required for two coats.
Now allow a little extra because the roller and brushes will use up some paint, and because it is better to have a little over than run out while on the job. For example. 2 x 4L (total 8L) would be an appropriate choice for the above example.
Step 4. Decide on colour.
Read what colours are available for your product in its despcription. Some products may link to an online colour chart, while others may rely on you having access to commercially available colour charts. Note: computer monitors don't always represent colours accurately so our advice would be to use online colour charts as a starting point only.
Once you narrow it down you can purchase A4 colour cards, or sample pots to view in your home or workplace. This is usually the best way to choose a colour unless you are already familiar with the colour you want.
Well done! You're now ready to purchase your paint or finish, have it delivered to your door, and enjoy your finishing experience.