Paint Guidance Chart

Paint Type Summary Chart

TechnicalĀ Guidance TGN 3. (RJ 8.01).

Product Sizes Approximate Coverage Drying Time Thinners/Clean Brushes in... Usage VOC Regulations 2012
Litres No. of coats MĀ²/can/coat Approx. hours between coats External Internal
Pure Limewash 5 & 15 3-4 25 & 75 24 Water Not Normally suitable Lime Plaster, Porous Building Materials Category A/a Interior walls & ceilings <5g/l (2010 Limit 30g/l)
Casein Bound Limewash 5 & 15 3-4 30 & 90 24 Water All lime renders, porous building materials Lime Plaster, Porous Building Materials Category A/c Exterior walls - mineral substrate <5g/l (2010 Limit 40g/l)
Tallow Bound Limewash 5 & 15 3-4 25 & 75 24 Water Lime putty renders, porous building materials Not normally used Category A/c Exterior walls - mineral substrate <5g/l (2010 limit 40g/l)
Claircolle 2.5 & 5 1 25 & 50 24 Water Not Suitable Ceilings & Walls Category A/a Interior walls & ceilings <5g/l (2010 Limit 30g/l)
Soft Distemper 2.5 & 5 2 25 & 50 12 Water Not Suitable Ceilings & Walls Category A/a Interior walls & ceilings <5g/l (2010 Limit30g/l)
Casein Distemper 2.5 & 5 2 30 & 60 12 Water Not Suitable Ceilings & Walls Category A/a Interior walls & Ceilings <5g/l (2010 Limit 30g/l)
Oil Bound Distemper 2.5 & 5 2 25 & 50 12 Water Not Suitable Ceilings & Walls Category A/a Interior walls & Ceilings <5g/l (2010 Limit 30g/l)
Permeable Matt Emulsion 2.5 & 5 2 30 & 60 12 Water Not Suitable Ceilings & Walls Category A/a Interior walls & ceilings <5g/l (2010 Limit 30g/l)
Vinyl Matt Emulsion 2.5 & 5 2 30 & 60 12 Water Not Suitable Ceilings & Walls Category A/a Interior walls & ceilings <5g/l (2010 Limit 30g/l)
Exterior Emulsion 2.5 & 5 2 Dependent on surface texture 12 Water Cement Render. Exg. Masonry Paint Not Suitable Category A/c Exterior walls - mineral substarte <5g/l (2010 Limit 40g/l)
Water Based Eggshell 1 & 2.5 2 14 & 35 6 Water Not Suitable Joinery & Woodwork Category A/b Interior woodwork & trim <5g/l (2010 Limit 100g/l)
Oil Eggshell 1 & 2.5 2 14 & 35 24 Genuine Turpentine Not Suitable Joinery & Woodwork Category A/d Interior woodwork, metal, & trim <299g/l (2010 Limit 300g/l)
Flat Oil 1 & 2.5 2 14 & 35 24 Genuine Terpentine Not Suitable Low usage joinery, panelling, & Shelving Category A/d Interior woodwork, metal, & trim <299g/l (2010 Limit 300g/l)