How much paint do you really require?

You will determine the amount of paint needed by two different factors. paint cover should be familiar for most people. Paint coverage is a simple calculation of how much surface area needs to be painted. Many “paint cover calculators”, which are readily available online, can help. Additional info!

painting color covering however, is more important in determining the paint cost and amount needed. paint coverage has been a difficult concept to grasp for most painters. Understanding the secrets to painting color coverage can help you reduce the number and amount of coats that you apply.

The term paint color coverage means that the colors of the previous layers will affect the subsequent coats. The fact that this is inevitable cannot be avoided, however there are some tricks you can employ to help overcome the problem. They could even save you hundreds when you do your next paint job. How you use your primer is the key to these money-saving tricks.

Why Primer and Paint

Primer serves two purposes in painting. If you’re painting on a wall which hasn’t been painted previously (with water based paint), primer is necessary to allow the new paint (or “mechanical bond”) to adhere. Primers are not needed when the wall was previously painted. Therefore, most people do not bother to use them. Sadly, this negates primer’s 2nd role (often more valuable), in the color coverage.

You can use primer in 2 ways. If you are applying lighter color paint onto a darker color wall, then applying white primer will maximize the coverage. To maximize coverage, tint your primer to match your paint color when you paint dark colors onto lighter walls. Most people are shocked to find out that this can be done. It’s true that you can “tint” any primer for free by adding any of the colors they have.