How Much Paint for Painting 5-Room HDB Flat in Singapore?

To paint a 5-room HDB unit, you will need at least 45 to 50 liters of paint in Singapore.

Below are the breakdown;

Each Room (wall): 5 liters of paint.
Living room (wall): 10 to 12 liters of paint.
All ceilings: 15 to 18 liters of paint.

It includes the dining room, toilets (ceiling only), kitchen (ceiling only, assuming kitchen walls are tilted), 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.


Yes, it is cheaper if you know what you are doing, and that you have time to paint your own house.

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

Do contact us to check our painting rates.

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.


A pail of 5 litres of paint will cover roughly one (1) HDB room with 2 coats of paint.

If your current colour is a strong colour, like black, red, yellow, you will need additional paint, like white to tone it down before applying the colour of your choice.

To Sum It Up

Hopefully, this information didn’t only educate you but help you to decide whether to DIY paint or get professional help for your 5-room HDB.

If you have any questions regarding painting your 5 room HDB flat, do look up our FAQs for answers.

Or if you decide to get professional help, why not try us out?

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