# How To Calculate Shuttering Oil And Its Price

Shuttering oil is very useful material required for every construction projects. So it is very important to know the shuttering oil quantity. In this article, I will discuss how to calculate shuttering oil and its price.

Before starting the calculation let me tell you first what is shuttering oil and why we use it in shuttering/formwork.

## What is Shuttering Oil?

Shuttering oil are high quality mineral oil which is used on the shuttering plates/mould for easy removal of shuttering.

## Why We Use Shuttering Oil In Formwork?

The main purposes of using shuttering oil are as follows:

1. Shuttering oil works as a releasing agent between shuttering plates and concrete. It helps easy removal of shuttering at the time of deshuttering.

2. It gives a good and better finish after deshuttering.

3. It keeps the shuttering plates and mould in good condition and ensures repetitive use in more projects.

## How To Calculate Shuttering Oil & Its Price:

Let us calculate the quantity of shuttering oil for the above slab.

Length of slab = 12 m

Breadth of slab = 10 m

Area of slab = L x B = 12x 10 = 120 m²

There are two types of shuttering plates used in construction.

## 1. Wood Shuttering:

Generally, 1 liter shuttering oil covers upto 30 to 40 m² area in wood shuttering.

The quantity of shuttering oil = Total area/1 liter covering area

= 120/30 = 4 litre

Price: Let the price of 1 liter shuttering oil = Rs. 250.

The price of 4 liter shuttering oil = 250 x 4 = Rs. 1000.

## 2. Steel  Shuttering:

Generally, 1 liter shuttering oil covers upto 60 to 70 m² area in steel shuttering.

The quantity of shuttering oil = Total area/1 liter covering area

= 120/60 = 2 litre

Price: Let the price of 1 liter shuttering oil is Rs. 250.

The price of 2 liter shuttering oil = 250 x 2 = Rs. 500.