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When it comes time to repaint your home, even if it is just one room, the ceiling, or the entire house you will need to determine how much paint you will need. Being short on paint is a major inconvenience and at times it can be hard to match the paint perfectly the second time the paint is mixed. For your painting project, you will need to properly calculate the amount of paint your will need to buy. L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc will share how to properly calculate paint for the different types of surfaces.

A Gallon of Paint Covers 350SF & 2 Coats are Needed       

When investing in a painting project, one of the primary costs is the paint itself. To make sure all of the paint matches perfectly, it is important to get all the paint you need the first time. When you need to get paint make sure you start with the basics. First, one gallon of paint will cover about 350 square feet. Next, remember most painting projects will require at least two coats of paint to ensure quality of the painting project. Keep in mind when you are doing your calculations that one gallon will cover 350 square feet and you will need at least two coats of paint.

Ceiling Paint Calculator

When you need to repaint the ceiling, you will need to know the total square footage you will be painting. To begin, you will need a tape measure and a note pad to write down the measurements. If you are repainting multiple rooms and areas of the home, make sure to label each room and keep each measurement separate from the others. Now most people will assume you will need to get a ladder to measure the ceiling and in some cases, yes. But in most scenarios, you can use the floor. The floor is a mirror of the ceiling. As long as the ceiling is a flat surface, you can use the floor to get your measurements. However, if the ceiling slopes, there will be more square footage. For sloping ceilings, measure the ceiling directly. When measuring, you will need to measure the ceiling length and width. When making your measurements it is okay to round up to the higher inch. This way you have plenty of paint for touch ups later. With the width and length of the ceiling, times those two numbers together to get your square footage. After timing the two numbers together, you will have the proper square footage of the ceiling. Next, divide that number by 350 to see how many gallons of paint you will need to cover the ceiling thoroughly. Don’t forget you will need two coats worth of paint.

How Much Paint Do I Need for One Wall?

When determining how much paint you will be using, you will want to measure each wall. Again, keep the measurements separate. Measure the width and length(or height) of the wall. You will times those two numbers together to get the walls square footage. Do each wall separate then add all of the walls together at the end. With all of the measurements combined together, divide that number by 350 to see how many gallons of paint you will need for the walls.

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If you find you need help calculating or repainting your home, contact L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc and schedule our services today.