Calculate the area to paint by multiplying the approximate width by the height, deducting windows and doors. Then visit dulux.co.uk to work out paint quantity.
Have a closer look: is there crumbling masonry or rotten woodwork to fix? This will take time to repair, so factor that into the schedule, too.
Before you start, assess obstacles like doors, windows, fences and hedges, which could slow the project down or require safety scaffolding
It’s obvious that you can’t paint in the rain, but all types of extreme weather are best avoided, as they can affect the way paint dries and the finish.