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

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Posted 2013-10-10T01:00:03+0000  by LewRees LewRees

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.



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.



Allow about four-hour dry time between coats.


Posted 2013-10-10T14:24:15+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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