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How many square feet can one gallon of paint typically cover? (one coat)

100-200 square feet
9%
200-300 square feet
35%
300-400 square feet
47%
400-500 square feet
3%
Not sure
4%
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Question: How many square feet can one gallon of paint typically cover? (one coat)
Top Answer (47% of 216 votes): 300-400 square feet.

Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Listed right on,every can
Bogue Art Studios
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Depends on the color you are covering and the new color you are using.
BK Design Associates
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: 350 square feet per gallon is the industry average.
Arcadian Handyman
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Depends on Manufacturer and product
Coatings by Chris
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Very realistic
Scott's Painting
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: You can expect 1 gallon of paint to cover about 350 square feet.
Colorado Concrete
ProMatcher
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: Depending on the texture and if the wall has flat paint
TJT Solutions
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: The cans say 450 sqf per gallon but typically you get about 400 per can and 425 per 5gl buckets.
Complete Home Painting, LLC
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: This is different for every paint. Higher quality paints cover better, allowing the use of less paint. A cheap paint will not go as far. Also extreme color changes and the use of a tinted primer will impact how far your gallon goes.
Amber Reese Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Depending on the texture of the surface it could be more or less.
Johnnyfin Paints
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: Typically one gallon of paint will cover 100-200 square feet. Depending mostly on the quality of the paint.
Cantu's Painting Service
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: They say 200-300 but we all know that goes.
A&B Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Some paints vary, always check the side of the can of the paint you purchase.
DelFavero Decorating Service LLC
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: On the average, surface quality and type will vary the amount of square footage a gallon will cover.
Pro Painting & Design
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Of course that's an average.
Painter's Touch
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Typically 1-gallon of the typical Latex paints we see in stores today can cover 400 square feet per gallon, depending on what you are painting could be a lot less. Unprimed wood or drywall will soak you paint up like a sponge. Also, some paints are much thicker and require to be applied in thicker coats. a block-filler or a dry-lock paint for foundation walls can range between 50-150 square feet per gallon.
Vitris Painting Service
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: It will depend on the substrate, quality of paint and application.
Pro Brush Painting
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Depends on the brand of paint and if its being brushed, sprayed or rolled.
East coast agencies llc
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: This only holds true if the surface is smooth. That ratio gets cut in half when factors like the surface of bricks, stucco, and untreated wood are added.
Finer Finish
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: It varies on a few details but i have reshearched it in the past and then tested it my self
CPL painting and repair service
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Due to product.
Decorative Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Always check the paint to be sure. If you're painting a porous surface, you will get less coverage.
Village Design
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Although the answer to this question depends on the type of surface being painted, typically the can will usually say 350 Sq ft per gal. I find it to be more like 200 Sq ft per gal. Again it depends on the product being used and the surface that is to be painted
Bushco Contracting
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: If applied correctly.
Stan's Painting Service
ProMatcher
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: The paints I use are $40 - $68 a gallon very thick. The cheaper paints can cover 300-400 depending on the surface porosity.
Seamingly Straight Inc
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: This also depends on the type of paint and material being painted.
3HandyLanes Services LLC
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Most interior paints
Ben's Handyman Inc Home Improvement Contractor
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Most latex paints cover between 80-100sqft per quart or 320-400per gallon.
Vivid Painting
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Just basic hands on experience.
ArtsWorks
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: depense on substrate
Artios Painting 309 788 9432
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Exterior paint should be applied thick and consistent.
Pro Color Painting
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: We use Sherwin Williams paints....Many of the painters out here water down their paint. This process allows them to get many more sq. ft. from a gallon of paint.
Seamingly Straight Inc
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: The type and quality of surface being covered determines the coverage. Also paint quality is a factor.
Majestic Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: 200 and 400 for normal walls depends on texture and some other factors
WeatherproofRoofing Siding and Decks
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Per manufacturer.
Temple Painting
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: It all depends on the quality of paint and the texture of the surface to be painted. In most cases a gallon of paint says it covers between 300-400 sq ft.; however roller thickness and size also plays a factor. A 1 1/4 in. knap 18in. roller is going to soak up about the first 15% of gallon as a oppose to a 1/4 in 9in roller. Semi gloss and eggshell also go futher than flat.
Wark Painting LLC.
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: All paints are different.
Aesthetic House Painting
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: In my experience you always have to apply Two coats For trueness of color!
colorful homes inc.
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Varies with different brands of paint.
Superior Paint & Remodeling
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: It depends on the quality of the paint and how skilled you are when painting. We are very good at what we do!
affordable painting contractors
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: usually from 250-400 sq feet
Suffolk Painting
Answer: 400-500 square feet
Explanation: Most of the interior residential Sherwin-Williams products we use state the paint will cover about 450 square feet.
Marquez Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: i believe the actual number on the can will say 350 but we like to get 250 to 300- this means that try to put a thicker coat on especially on the first coat to hide any previous colors
AMS Home Improvements LLC
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Will depend on the surface
John NESLER Painting
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Up to 400 square feet.
At Home with ...Cassandra
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Most paints will be between 300 and 400 square feet .
Hanes Painting
Answer: 400-500 square feet
Explanation: Every brand is different.
The Bangor Painter & Handyman
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: If you are applying properly.
1st Coast Painting & more Inc
ProMatcher
Answer: 400-500 square feet
Explanation: Goes far if rolled out properly.
Charlie's Painting llc
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Depends on the surface. My answer is based on a smooth primed surface.
Arundel Custom Painting LLC
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: The porosity of the surface being painted is dependant on that.
Finch Painting & WallCoverings
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Depends on the paint
wileys wallcovering
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: This is a tough question only because it doesn't state which color which base or what type of material your paintiing you have to take in consideration all of them factors
E & M PAINTING
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Depending on texture and wall condition.
2 Nice Guys, INC
ProMatcher
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: Wish it was farther lol.
South Louisiana painting LLC
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Most gallon paints will cover 400 Sq Ft.
Elegance Home Painting
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: You know? I never checked. I know Sears paint is the BEST as far a s coverability is concerned.
Gregg Hinlicky Studio
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Depending on the finish that is on the walls in question. Flats will absorb more.
Joseph Dyer painting
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: It can vary on what your painting (plaster, texture, etc.)
DC Construction Services Inc.
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: There are ALWAYS variations due to surfaces, preparations, and finishes.
William Whamond Painting & Wallpapering Contractor
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Non-porous surface should be 200-300. Porous surfaces usually take 100-200 sq. ft. / gallon.
LIFETIME WARRANTY CONSTRUCTION
Answer: 200-300 square feet
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Elite Construction
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: This depends on the brand of paint being used
Superior Paint & Remodel
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: This depends on the surface and product. Products are deigned to be applied at a certain millage to ensure product durability and performance.
iREPAINT.COM
Answer: 400-500 square feet
Explanation: Technically this question can not be answered with out more information, as it depends on surface and quality of paint.
Property Stages Group, LLC
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: It really depends on the surface being painted.
Cedar Ridge Remodeling Company
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Our research and trials show this to be a fairly accurate number
The Bowie Company
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Depends on texture
S&S Painting.Drywall.Remodeling
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: One gallon of good paint usually covers a 400 sq ft home
Rick Skeens Professional Painting Company
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: It depends on paint quality
Precision Paint Creations
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: One gallon will cover anywhere from 250 to 400 square foot. Depending on the paint.
Business Suite Painting
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Its what the can says and it's what I go by when figuring the amount of paint for a job
Painting Services by Steve
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: It does
allied painting & staining LLC
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: A gallon always covers 300- 400 sq. ft.
southern heritage fine painting
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Interior one coat application for same color match
Wark Painting
ProMatcher
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