7 Tips for DIY House Painting

Find the right paint for your home

The type of paint you choose depends on a number of factors:

Size of house: As you most likely be purchasing in large quantities of 10-20L buckets, the easiest way is simply to walk it out. Your feet should be about 1m apart so it is like taking a really big step. This helps the specialist at your local paint shop determine how much paint you will need. It is advisable to overestimate the amount required. Unopened tins can often be returned to the store unless it’s a custom mix. Check their return policy around this.


Condition of house: Large cracks or small cracks? Some paints have a stretchy silicone or fibres that allow for the paint to stretch they can fill or cover cracks as you paint.