# How Much Will 1 Gallon Of Paint Cover

## How much paint is needed for a 12x12 room?

How much paint is needed for a 12'x12' room? You'd need about 1.5 gallons of paint to cover a 12'x12' room with 8-foot-high walls. via

## Does paint coverage include 2 coats?

Measure the length and width of the floor area of the room, and multiply the two measurements. For example, if the room is 4 metres wide, and 6 metres long, 4 x 6 = 24 square metres. 2 coats will be required, so you will need enough paint to cover 48 square metres in total. via

## How do I figure out how much paint to buy?

Add up how many of each are in your project space and subtract that square footage from your wall paint square footage. Divide the new final number by 400 to get your best estimate for how many gallons of paint you'll need for one coat on the walls and ceiling (minus the doors and windows you're not painting). via

## Will a gallon of paint cover 300 square feet?

Paint usually is applied at 350 to 400 square feet per gallon (primer at 200 to 300 square feet per gallon). Use the Area section below to calculate the walls and ceiling values. Use the Number of Doors and Windows section to calculate the Doors and Windows values. via

## How much paint do I need for a 10x10 room?

Two gallon cans of paint cover up to 800 square feet, which is enough to cover an average size room. This is the most common amount needed, especially when considering second coat coverage. Three gallon cans of paint cover up to 1200 square feet. via

## Should I paint ceiling or walls first?

If you're painting an entire room, first paint the ceiling, then the walls. It's also usually better to paint large areas like walls before repainting the trim; because you'll work more quickly when covering open areas, this can result in roller spatters, overspray and occasional errant brushstrokes. via

## How do painters calculate square footage?

Painters calculate the square footage by multiplying the length of each room in your home by their corresponding width to determine the total amount of square footage in a particular space. via

## Do I need to prime before painting?

Always prime your walls before painting if the surface is porous. The surface is porous when it absorbs water, moisture, oil, odors or stains. This material will literally absorb your paint right into it if you don't prime first. Untreated or unstained wood is also very porous. via

## What is spreading rate in paint?

The area of surface covered per coat of paint at a specified dry film thickness per unit volume of coating material. Spreading rate generally is indicated by square feet covered per gallon or square meter covered per liter of paint. via

## How many coats of paint do I need?

Typically, interior walls only need two coats of paint: a first coat and a finish coat. However, dark paint colors may require an additional application to ensure an even finish. via

## How much should I pay a painter per square foot?

The average cost to paint the interior of a home is \$2.20 per square foot. If you include walls, trim, and ceilings the cost per square foot is \$3.80. If repairs are needed before painting, you'll likely pay more. via

## How do you calculate wall paint?

• To find the area of a wall, we multiply wall height by wall width.
• The estimate divides the total square footage by 350, as one gallon of paint covers 350 square feet.
• Your paint calculation will update if you change the number of desired coats of paint.
• ## Does second coat use less paint?

Because a second coat of paint is a lot easier and quicker to apply than the first (since the prep work has been done, and the paint adheres better the second time around), reputable professional home painters will only charge you a nominal amount for the second coat. via

## How much do I charge to paint a room?

The cost to paint a room usually runs between \$2 and \$6 per square foot. Total painting costs range between \$955 and \$2,890, with a national average of \$1,892. Painting is typically one of the easiest ways to freshen up a room with dramatic effect. via