How Much Paint for 4 Room HDB?

The amount of paint needed is at least 40 liters for a 4-room HDB flat in Singapore.

How much paint is needed for each individual room? Below are the breakdown;

Each Room (wall): 5 liters of paint.
Living room (wall): 10 liters of paint.
All ceiling: 15 liters of paint.

It includes the dining room, toilets (ceiling only), kitchen (ceiling only), storeroom, the 3 bedrooms, and the living room.

The above information is based on 2 coats of paint on all walls, all walls are using the same colour and using the same type of paint. If you are using multiple types of paint with different colours, you may need more liters of paint.


It will take a day to paint a room of 4 walls. It will take less than a day if the room is empty.

It takes about 2 to 4 hours for the paint to dry, then apply 2nd coat over. You could dry it faster by using fan, or you could open the windows and doors to ventilate, so as to speed up the drying of the paint.

To engage us (professional painters) to paint a 4 room HDB, the rough estimate cost is $1,350. We are using Nippon Vilinax (up to 3 colours) for the wall, and using Nippon Matex (white only) for the ceiling.

For other types of Nippon paint, do check with us.

Yes, it is cheaper if you know what you are doing, if you have time to paint your own house, if you have the right painting techniques, if you have a painting process in mind.

But, if you have no experience, no time to paint on your own, no process, and techniques, it will be best to outsource to the professional.

Do contact us to check our paint job rate.

Here are some reasons why. It is due to the increase cost of;

– worker’s levy.
– increase in rental stay for the workers.
– increase in paint cost.

Other costs that most painting companies are incurring;

– insurance 
– medical benefits for workers.

To Sum It Up

Hopefully this information didn’t only educate you, but help you to decide to DIY painting or get professional help.

If you have any questions regarding painting your 4-room HDB flat, do look up our More FAQs for answers.

Or if you decide to get professional painting service, why not try us out? provides the best home painting services throughout all Singapore.

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