Question by  emon (27)

How many square feet does one gallon of paint cover?


Answer by  joebob31 (622)

It depends on the texture of the wall and how many coats you apply. For textured walls, there is more surface area and you will have to apply two coats so a gallon will only cover 200 square feet. For normal walls, it will cover about 400 square feet,


Answer by  CW16 (32)

Generally, professionals assume that one gallon of paint will cover 350 square feet. That number can change depending on the surface you are painting - unprimed drywall absorbs more paint.


Answer by  ginevra46 (237)

On average, a gallon of paint will cover between 300 and 350 square feet on previously painted or primed surfaces.


Answer by  baby75 (126)

A gallon of paint can cover approximately 250-400 square feet depending upon the paint as well as the surface to be painted.


Answer by  Allstar (2071)

It depends largely on the type of paint and surface. A thick exterior paint on coarse brick or cinder block might cover about 150 square feet per gallon. An interior paint going on smooth drywall could cover 850 square feet per gallon. The method of application and the amount absorbed in the brush is a factor, too.


Answer by  AceA (37)

Should say on the can of paint. Also depends on the surface smoothness. Generally 300-400 square feet per gallon of paint


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well it generally covers about 25 square feet. It can basically paint an entire room that is medium sized in nature.


Answer by  beck (1099)

It will depend on several factors, the quality of paint, will you do one coat or two, the absorbency of the wall being painted and other factors as well. Look at your specific can of paint, it will give an estimate of coverage but I would always lower this amount to be realistic about the coverage.


Answer by  Karen54 (971)

The average gallon of paint will cover approximately 400 square feet. This will depend on what kind of surface you are covering and what kind of paint roller you are using. A rough surface or an unprimed surface will absorb more paint than previously painted walls will. A heavy nap roller will apply a thicker coat of paint.


Answer by  Tim56 (63)

It depends on how many coats you need. If the surface is smooth and only needs one coat, then the gallon should cover ~400 square feet


Answer by  DouglasEarlClore (1236)

Although there are many variables including surface condition, the color you are planning to use and the type of surface, the industry standard for latex paint is 400 square feet per gallon. It also is important that you use high quality painiting tools, and use them correctly, as this can also affect the coverage.


Answer by  maber (1427)

It depends on the type of paint you have and if your walls are textured or not. But a general estimate that could help would be that if you have non textured walls and regular semi gloss paint, a gallon will cover 250 square feet. If the walls are textured, then it would be a little less than 200.

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