Plan your project

Step 2 - How much paint do you need?

Use the Dulux Weathershield paint calculator to find out

Don't guess - use this calculator to work out just how many litres you will need.

Surface

What are you painting?

Step 3 - What to do before you start

Inspired By Nature

Our Weathershield collection captures the beauty of the Irish landscape with colours that enhance and protect your home. Here are some handy hints for making the most of any home exterior.

General Considerations

  • Our Weathershield range is designed to complement our natural light and landscape. All colours tend to look lighter outside than under artificial lighting in stores so examine your choices outdoors.
  • Consider your environment. If you live in a town or city, compare your colour choices with what your neighbours have next door so both colour schemes sit comfortably together.
  • Warm neutrals are the most prevalent choice for contemporary and traditional homes. Brittas Sand and Cobblelock have a hint of grey to suit our Irish northern light.

Brick & Stone Cladding

  • Homes with terracotta brick can opt for colours like Claystone or Brittas Sand. You can make the look complete with Bitter Chocolate or Merlin on the sills and plinth.
  • Brick colours that have yellow undertones work best with colours like Inch Strand, Wattle and Hayfield.
  • Natural stone cladding usually has grey and green undertones that can be enhanced by colours such as Soft Avoca, Knock na Rí and new colours for 2019 Rugged Shore and Cashel Clay.

Windows

  • Whatever shade of white your windows are, give the impression they are larger than they appear by painting your window reveals in a similar colour.
  • Timber windows? Paint the reveals in white or off-white to highlight them. Then choose colours such as Olive Garden, Knock na Rí or Soft Avoca for a harmonious look.