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# how do I determine the quantity of paint needed for a project - interior- previously painted whate

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Hello LewRees!

Measure the distance around the room and add the length of each wall.

Then multiply that number times the height of the walls; most are either eight-feet or nine-feet.

EXAMPLE:

Suppose you have a room that has two walls that are fifteen-feet long and two walls that are twelve-feet long.

15+15+12+12 = 54-feet

And, suppose the walls are eight-feet tall.

Multiply the combined length of the walls (54) times the height of the wall (8), and you get square feet of wall to paint (432).

OR  54 ft x 8 ft = 432 sq ft

If you subtract the non-wall space of windows and doors, you have approximately 400-square feet of wall to paint.

Each gallon of paint will provide one coat over approximately 400-square feet of wall.

So, you will need approximately two gallons of paint to apply two coats ... most paint jobs require two coats.

NOTE:

Allow about four-hour dry time between coats.

Posted 2013-10-10T14:24:15+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL  Not what you were looking for ? Try posting a question