How Soon Can I Use The Room After Painting?

If the room is being painted with water-borne interior products, such as wall and ceiling paints, or with low-emission M1 classified products, it can be used around 4–6 hours after painting. In the case of other water-borne paints or lacquers, avoid being in the room until the next day. Allergic and sensitive individuals should avoid being in freshly painted rooms for a bit longer period. Highly allergic and sensitive persons should consider carefully whether it might be a good idea to let someone else do the painting. However, if you do decide to do the job yourself, we recommend the use of low-emission M1 classified and eco-labelled products. Ensure adequate ventilation during drying; for example, open the window. However, bear in mind that the room temperature should not fall below the minimum temperatures given in the product specification. 

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Disclaimer: Tikkurila UK Paint Calculator is provided as a guide only. The coverage rates will vary depending on surface being coated and the particular product range being used. More information on these products can be found on the cans, on the technical data sheets on individual product pages, by using our live chat service or by calling our technical team on 0131 334 4999.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the estimate, however paint requirements may vary depending on the surface, type of paint, sheen level and colour chosen.