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: Help - how much paint is needed?

05-01-2017, 11:24 AM
Not sure if this is the right forum for my question, but I thought I give it a try.

At my upcoming wedding I have planned to let the guests paint a canvas for us. But I have no experience in painting and have no idea how much paint is requried. We'll buy acrylic paint and the canvas is going to be 80 cm x 120 cm. I don't want to risk running out before the canvas is covered. However I don't want to buy 10 times more than needed.

Anyone who could give a rough estimate? Preferably in ml.

Thanks a lot!

05-02-2017, 04:17 PM
How many guests? I am assuming each guest will paint all on one single 80 x 120cm canvas - or do they each have their own canvas?

how many colors do you plan on getting; and / or is everyone painting a design of their choice or a design of yours?

To help, for a class of about 20 people using 4 colors on 16x20in canvases (each person paints a canvas though), I have at least a quart of each color - a half gallon for the colors i know will be used more, like white and black.

I think you would be safe with a pint to a quart of each color, depending on the amount of canvases and intricacies of design.