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How long does it take for paint to dry?

For an interior wall paint in normal conditions the paint will be touch dry in approximately 1 - 2 hours.

How much paint do I need?

First you need to decide on the area you want to paint and measure it (height x width).

Solvent/Oil or Water-Based Paint Wood & Metal Paint – Which is best?

The choice of finishes for internal and external woodwork used to be simple because the options were limited. Nowadays, you have a bewildering range of products at your disposal to suit just about every situation.

Do I need to prime every time that I want to freshen my walls with another coat of paint?

No. Primers are not always needed when repainting.

I'm painting the outside of my house. Where do I start?

When deciding, it’s worth considering what repair work is required for example crack repair and any health and safety factors.

How can I change the look of my shelves and cupboards?

Our range of Revive products are perfect to upcycle shelves and cupboards.

What do you mean by sheen level?

The term sheen level refers to the glossiness of the paint finish.

Where can I use Metallic paints?

Our range of metallic wall paints are designed to be used as an accent alongside other complementary colours to create fabulous statement walls.

Why does my flat or low sheen paint show handprints, marks, and shows the areas where I tried to scrub them off?

Areas that are of higher traffic or that are washed should be painted with a higher sheen product.

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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.