The Art of Painting

How Many Gallons Of Paint?

The amount of paint needed for each room / area will depends on the size of the room / area, the color that is on the surface and the color that will be use, also, it will depends on the kind of paint you use. Below you will find more information for each area / room.

Interior Paint Quantity

Bedroom

A regular sized bedroom of approx. 350 sq ft will usually require two gallons of paint for the walls, one gallon for the ceiling and one gallon for the trims and doors. If the color on the walls is dark and the color to be use is light, using primer first as a base coat will provide better coverage. If primer is needed, two gallons will be needed. (The amount of gallons estimated here will be enough to apply up to two coats).

Bathroom

A regular sized bathroom of approx. 200 sq ft will usually require one gallon of paint for the walls, one gallon for the ceiling and one gallon for the trims and doors. If the color on the walls is dark and the color to be use is light, using primer first as a base coat will provide better coverage. If primer is needed, one gallon will be needed. (The amount of gallons estimated here will be enough to apply up to two coats).

Other Areas

Other areas inside the house will usually be different from one house to another, areas such as living room, dining room, entrance way hallways, stairways and kitchens will usually need the same amount of paint as a regular bedroom, but on some cases there will be spaces with different sizes and in order for us to provide a more accurate quantity we will need to take a look at it, something that we will be happy to assist you with.

Exterior Paint Quantity

Entire House

The amount of paint needed to paint a regular sized home will vary by size and colors. In order for to provide an specific amount, we will need to take a look at it, something that we will be happy to assist you with. (Expect to purchase 10-20 gallons).

Deck

To paint a regular sized deck, you will need approx. 5 gallons of deck paint, depending on the size and it's condition. For small decks, including the railings, steps and floor, 3 gallons should do it.

Fence

To paint a wood fence, regular size surrounding the house, you will need approx. 5 gallons of paint. For bigger, longer fences, you will need up to 10 gallons of paint,

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