Paint Coverage Rates & Spread Rates

Paint Coverage Rates or Paint Spread Rates: 

This Paint Coverage & Spread Rate Guide is to help estimate the quantity of paint required for a given area. Coverage is dependent on thickness of application and the porosity and condition of the surface being painted.

Please note that all coverage or spread rates listed are approximate. Coverage will be affected by the thickness of the coat when applied, application method, the porosity of the surface to which the paint is being applied, air temperature and atmospheric conditions. This listing is intended as a general guide to help estimate the quantity of paint required for a given area. 

The spread rates shown are per coat, therefore quantities should be multiplied by the number of coats required to complete the area to be painted or coated. 

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Code Product Name/Description  Coverage or Spread Rates
A 1 Bituminous Colours 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat when brushed.
AG 1 Contract Bituminous Colours 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat when brushed.
B 1/10 Varnish Black Bituminous 8 - 15 sq metres per Litre to achieve a dry film thickness of 35 microns.
B 1/11 Heavy Bodied Black Bituminous 20 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
BS 1/60 Bitumen & Creosote Sealer 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
B 2 Drinking Water Tank Black 8 - 15 sq metres per Litre to achieve a dry film thickness of 35 microns.
A 5 Anti-Glare Solvent Based White 60 - 70 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat.
A 5 Anti-Glare Solvent Based Green 60 - 70 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat.
E 6 Anti-Glare Water Based Off-White & Green 60 - 70 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat.
R 10 Chlorinated Rubber Paint 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
RP 10 Chlorinated Rubber Primer 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres giving a dry film thickness of 50 microns.
RG 10 Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Paint 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres depending on surface profile.
RPG 10 Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Primer 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres giving a dry film thickness of 40 microns.
X 19 Universal Gunwash, Degreaser & Metal Cleaner N/A
E 27 Emulsion 100% Acrylic All Colours 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
ES 27 Emulsion 100% Acrylic Clear 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
E 28 Black Out Acrylic Matt Finish 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
A 30 Floor Finish Alkyd Colours 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
AG 30 Floor Finish Alkyd Contract Colours 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
A 31 Floor Finish Alkyd Non-Slip Tile Red 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
AG 31 FloorFinish Alkyd Non-Slip Contract 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
R 34 Floor Finish Chlorinated Rubber Colours 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
R 35 Floor Finish Chlorinated Rubber Non Slip Colours 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
A 36 Floor Finish High Build Mix 4:1 35 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat.
AG 36 Contract Grade Floor Finish High Build Mix 4:1 30 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat.
A 37 Floor Finish High Build Mix 4:1 Non Slip 30 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat.
AG 37 Contract Grade Floor Finish High Build Mix 4:1 Non Slip 30 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat.
WBGF 42  Contract Grade Fluorescent Safety Paint 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
WBGFP 42  Contract Grade Fluorescent Basecoat 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
WBGFS 42  Contract Grade Fluorescent Clear Overcoat 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
H 44/1 Heat Resisting High Temperature Gloss Black (200 C) 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres @ 35 microns dry film thickness.
H 44/4 Heat Resisting High Temperature Matt Black (600 C) 50 - 60 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
H 44/60 Heat Resisting High Temperature Aluminium (600 C) 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
HP 45 Heat Resisting Medium Temperature Anti-corrosive Red Oxide Primer (350C) 30 - 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
H 45/60 Heat Resisting Medium Temperature Aluminium (250 C) 60 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
H 46 Heat Resisting Low Temperature Silicone Alkyd Cols. (110C) 35 - 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
HP 46 Heat Resisting Low Temperature Red Oxide (110 C) & Grey 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
H 46/60 Heat Resisting Low Temperature Aluminium (180 C) 35 - 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
A 49 Amel Lead Free Finish 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres depending on the porosity of the substrate.
AP 49 Amel Lead Free Primer 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres depending on the porosity of the substrate.

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APM

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Amel Lead Free Undercoat

Amel Aluminium Wood Primer

40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.

50 - 60 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.

M 53 Marine Gloss All Colours 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres giving a dry film thickness of 25 microns.
MU 53 Marine Undercoat 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres, giving a dry film thickness of 25 microns.
ML 55 Yacht Varnish 60 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat.
AS 56 Alkali Resisting Primer, Off-White 40 - 60 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
A 58 Pliolite Based Masonry Paint 30 - 40 sq metres per 5 Litres.
AM 60 Ready mixed Gold Powder in Phenolic Tung Oil 60 metres per 5.0 Litres.
AM 61 Ready mixed Metallic Anti-Tarnish Gold 60 metres per 5.0 Litres.
A 79 Zinc Phosphate Self-Priming Finish 23 - 35 sq metres per 5.0 Litres @ 75 microns dry film thickness.
AP 79 Universal Primer 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres @ 25 microns dry film thickness. 
APG 79 Contract Grade Primer Red Oxide & Colours 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
AP 80 Red Lead Primer Type B   
RLP 80 Red Lead Powder N/A Back to top of Coverage Rates page
X 85 Mordant Solution 100 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
UP 88 One Pack Etch Primer 45 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres @ 15 microns dry film thickness.
ATR 88 One Pack Etch Thinners N/A
       
       
       
A & LM 96 Spirit Roadline Enamel 30 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat @ 30 microns dry film thickness.
A 109 Synthamel Finish Gloss, Matt & Eggshell Colours 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
A 109/60 Aluminium Durable, Metallic RAL 9006 & 9007 50 - 60 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat @ 25 microns dry film thickness. 
AP 109 Synthamel Undercoat Colours 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
AU 109 Synthamel Undercoat 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
AUG 109 Synthamel Contract Grade Undercoat 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat @ 25 microns dry film thickness.
UTR 112 Universal Synthetic Thinners N/A
XTR 112 Contract Grade Synthetic Thinners N/A
ATR 114 Two Pack Thinners N/A
A 146/5 Solar Reflecting Spirit White 30 - 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
A 146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Water Based White 50 - 60 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
A 146/60 Solar Reflecting Bituminous Aluminium 35 - 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
A 146/61 Solar Reflecting Aluminium 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat on a non-porous surface at 20 microns dry film thickness.
A 147 Squash Court Paint. Eggshell Finish White, Black & Colours 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres. 
AS 147 Squash Court Acrylic Primer, White 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres. 
A 148 Chlorinated Rubber Swimming Pool and Pond Paint. Chlorinated Rubber Finish. 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat.
A 148NS Non Slip Chlorinated Rubber Swimming Pool and Pond Paint. 30 - 35 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat.
AG 148 Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Swimming Pool Paint. 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat.
AG 148NS Contract Grade Non Slip Chlorinated Rubber Swimming Pool Paint. 30 - 35 sq metres per 5.0 Litres per coat.
WB 148 Water Based Acrylic Swimming Pool Paint. 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres.
WBG 148 Contract Grade Water Based Acrylic Swimming Pool Paint. 40 sq metres per 5.0 Litres. 
A & LM 149 Low Gloss Tennis Court Paint. 20 - 30 sq metres per 5.0 Litres depending on porosity of surface.
AG 149 Tennis Court Paint Contract Grade. 20 - 30 sq metres per 5.0 Litres depending on porosity of surface.
       
WB 176 Two Pack Epoxy Water Based Sealer (Complete with Hardener). 8 sq metres per Litre depending on the texture and porosity of the substrate.
WB 178 Water-based Acrylic Gloss Paint. 12 - 15 sq metres per Litre.
       
WBP 185 Water-based High Build Metal Primer, Red Oxide. 8 - 12 sq metres per Litre depending on application method. 
WBPG 185 Contract Grade Water-based High Build Metal Primer. 8 sq metres per Litre depending on application method.
R 1007 Acrylated Rubber Finish. 40 - 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres @ 25 microns dry film thickness. 
RU 1007 Acrylated Rubber High Build Undercoat. 30 - 35 sq metres per 5.0 Litres depending on the surface profile. 
RP 1007 Acrylated Rubber Anti-Corrosive Primer 40 - 50 metres per 5.0 Litres depending on the surface profile. 
WBP 1010 Universal Adhesion Surface Primer Wet film: ± 100 micron (consumption: 10 m2/l).
Dry film: ± 40 micron (consumption: 10 m2/l). 
WB 1018 Acrylic Floor Finish 50 sq metres per 5.0 Litres depending on porosity of substrate.
    Fertan Rust Convertor N/A

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