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how many gallons of exterior paint dose it take to paint an average house

how many gallons of exterior paint dose it takes to paint an house 900-1200 square feet; house is presently sky blue and would like to paint it light brown or a shade of sand.

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Posted 2013-10-31T17:03:02+0000  by mmanuel mmanuel
 

 

Hi MManual,

 

According to Behr Process Corporation the makers of Behr paint, coverage depends upon the surface, and if a color change is part of the project.

 

Behr exterior flat paint will cover 250-400 square feet per gallon, since you are changing the color, which may require a second coat I would go with the 250 square foot per gallon figure.

 

Applying a heavy first coat may preclude a second coat.

 

Based on that scenario you will need 4-5 gallons of paint for the project. Add an extra gallon for the trim and 6 gallons of paint should cover the job.

 

If a second coat is required, you will need an additional 4-5 gallons.

 

Paint one wall and then determine if a second coat is needed.

 

Mike,

Posted 2013-10-31T17:35:37+0000  by Mike_HD_OC

Thanks Mike

Posted 2013-10-31T17:38:50+0000  by mmanuel
 
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