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How much paint do i need for a Maisonette HDB Flat?

Maisonette HDB Flats is almost like living in a landed home. Comes with 2 storeys, it provides the privacy and space needed for a decent size family of 5-6 people.

Level 1 usually comes with a huge living room area great for entertainment and 1 bedroom while the rest of the bedrooms will be at level 2. Another attraction is the huge balcony it comes with that links to the kitchen.

Another type of flats that are not constructed anymore and found in older estates.

Size wise, it is often in the 160-180 sqm range

Lets find out how much paint is needed to get a Maisonette flat painted.

First of all, highly recommended, always start with a coat of sealer before even actually applying paint to your walls and ceiling.

Being the based coat, for walls and ceiling, you will need 30 litres of sealer for 1 coat. What you need to decide is the type of sealer that you need. Should you choose oil based sealer or water based sealer.

Certain type of conditions will require you to go for oil based sealer. Here are some examples to give you a better understanding if oil based sealer is necessary.

  1. Chalky surface
  2. Mouldy surface
  3. smoke stains surface ( especially for homes that prays with joss stick, or smokes in home)
  4. Cemented surfaces.
  5. Dark coloured walls

For brand new homes or newly plastered walls, water based sealer will be good enough.

Next will be the 2 coats of paint. There are various options for you to choose in terms of functionality of the paint that you required. A general estimate of paint needed to paint a maisonette HDB flat will be 35-40 litres of paint for your walls and 30 litres for your ceiling.

The amount of paint will be for 2 coats for your walls and ceiling.

Some conditions to take into consideration to better understand the amount of paint you need for your walls and ceiling will be such as the current colour of your walls and the new colour you want. if currently the colour is dark and you want to change it to a light colour, you will need more coats that equates to more paint needed.

Vice Versa, if the current colour is light and you want a strong and dark colour, more coats will also be needed.

Especially when sealer is not applied, more coats of paint will be needed to cover up existing colours and end up needing more work, more time wasted and a larger amount of paint needed to achieve a consistent paint coverage.

This is a DIY guide if you choose to paint your maisonette flat yourself.

If you are looking for professional painting you can visit www.painting.com.sg for our painting packages for a maisonette HDB flats.

Painting.com.sg specialised in using Nippon Paint but if you prefer Dulux Paint, do visit us at www.paintingsolutions.com.sg for our Dulux Painting Packages.

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