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A Shopping List for Preparation

Taping the edges before painting
  • Dust / Protective Sheets - Cotton, or polythene sheeting for covering furniture and carpets.
  • Dust Brush - Removes dirt, dust and debris prior to painting.
  • Filler - For filling holes, cracks, splits and indentations in all types of surfaces, both internal and external.
  • Filling Knife - Flexible tools for applying filler.
  • Masking Tape / Delicate Tape - For fixing down sheeting and protecting surfaces during painting, e.g. skirting boards or aroudn plug sockets.
  • Scrapers - Various sizes for removing paper and flaking paint during the preparation process.
  • Sandpaper - Various grades for rubbing down surfaces prior to painting are available from fine to coarse.
  • Sponges - For washing/cleaning down surfaces prior to painting.
  • Sugar Soap - For washing/cleaning down surfaces prior to painting.

A Shopping List for Application

  • Brushes - A good quality brush is important to achieve the best results. A synthetic brush is recommended for use with water based paints and can also be used for Solvent based paints too, however if available we would recommend using a bristle brush for solvent based wood and metal paints such as non-drip gloss.
  • Container For Paint - Enables easy use (often referred to as a paint kettle).
  • Lid Opener - For safe removal of paint can lids.
  • Roller Arms / Cages - Various sizes available for a variety of roller sleeves.
  • Roller Poles - Enables application to high points.
  • Roller Sleeves - Medium pile for smooth and slightly textured surfaces. Heavy pile for textured surfaces such as pebbledash. Foam rollers for applying paint to doors and some of our more specialist ranges such as Metallics.
  • Roller Tray - Various types and sizes. For holding paint during application.
  • Fine Tape - If creating designs and shapes, high quality fine tape will provide the best result

A Shopping List for Cleaning

White Spirit – To be used to clean paint brushes that have been used with solvent based paints.

Bin Bags – To dispose of rubbish.

Cloths / Rags – Cleaning up and wiping down surfaces.

Bucket - To allow brushes / rollers to soak.

Paint Calculator

How much paint do I need? 

Use this calculator to work out your requirements, if you have any question please get in touch with one of our team who will be more than willing to help you.

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Disclaimer: Tikkurila UK Paint Calculator is provided as a guide only. The coverage rates will vary depending on surface being coated and the particular product range being used. More information on these products can be found on the cans, on the technical data sheets on individual product pages, by using our live chat service or by calling our technical team on 0131 334 4999.

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.