Asked by: Carlita Jankordasked in category: General Last Updated: 8th March, 2020
How much paint should I buy?
In this regard, how do you figure out how much paint to buy?
To estimate the amount of paint you need in order to cover the walls of a room, add together the length of all the walls and then multiply the number by the height of the room, from floor to ceiling. The number you get is the room's square footage.
Also Know, how much does a 5 gallon bucket of paint cover? Check the paint container to determine the estimated coverage. Generally, a quart of paint covers about 100 square feet, and a gallon of paint covers 400 square feet.
Also asked, how much paint is needed for a 12x12 room?
A typical gallon of paint will cover 400 square feet with one coat. So a two coat job will take 2 gallons of paint. Some people will subtract square footage for windows, doors and closets. However, if you keep these in the measurements you should have enough paint left over for touch-ups.
How much does a gallon of paint cover?
Paint Coverage 101 One gallon of Wall Paint will cover approximately 375-425 square feet. One gallon of Trim Paint will cover approximately 375-425 square feet. One gallon of Ceiling Paint will cover approximately 350-400 square feet.