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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
34%
300-400 square feet
48%
400-500 square feet
3%
Not sure
3%
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Question: How many square feet can one gallon of paint typically cover? (one coat)
Top Answer (48% of 234 votes): 300-400 square feet.

Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Depending on what kind of surface you're painting on a gallon of paint typically gives you 250 to 350 square feet. Textured walls needs the higher-end to complete the job but flat smooth surfaces you can definitely get more coverage
Exact painting LLC,
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: 200 square feets between ceiling and walls
Ben's painters
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: 300-400sf typically . Expect less if Spraying.
Pixley's Painting Pressurewashing Plus
ProMatcher
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: It depends on what type of paint you use.
All-Pro Painting
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Most paint dealers will tell you that one gallon can cover up to 550 square feet. I find that difficult to achieve unless you are dry rolling the walls. I prefer to lay down a good first coat so there is optimal coverage and blending.
Patric's custom painting
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: One gallon can of paint will cover up to 400 square feet, which is enough to cover a small room like a bathroom.
Certified Painting Professionals
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: The coverage of a galleon of paint depends on the surface being painted, rough surfaces require more paint.
All Pro Brush Painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Depending on the roughness of the texture, how porous the surface is and the consistency of the material being applied.
S. Williams Painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Back of buck tells you. In a standard room one gallon per coat. (Most cases)
Anthony Shelton Painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Depends on the surface being painted and what condition the surface being painted is in as well the quality paint brand.
Cedar Home Staining & Restoration
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: This is typical for standard wall paints. Some paints that are formulated to go on thicker, like block fillers or basement water proofers will not go as far. Also the texture comes into play. A gallon of stain on smooth siding will go further that the same gallon on rough sawn cedar siding.
Schwendler Painting Services
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: depending on the product and the porosity of the walls
INNOVATIVE PAINT PROS
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Its depending what color and how rough the finish is .
RITZ PAINTING
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Most of the time you can get 300 sq ft per gallon
Innovative Finishes
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Depending on the quality of paint you chose to work with.
Karoll Julian Inc.
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: It depends on the quality of the paint, whether interior or exterior and the materials that you are painting.
Ironman Home Restoration
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Typically 200 square feet for primer and 350 square feet for top/finish coat
M & R Painting Solutions LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Depends on type
James Boyles painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Depends on the the number of coats. One gallon will typically cover 350sf if you are applying a single coat, and 225 if you are adding a second
Bradley Paint & Remodeling
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.
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: it varies by brand and quality paint
Service Painters, inc.
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: depending on the wall it may soak up a lot of paint the first time
miller painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: It actually depends on the condition and texture of the surface being painted. More coats to cover requires more paint, as does a rough surface. Also, spraying usually requires more paint than other application methods.
Paint Orlando Beautiful
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Benjamin moore paint - yes www.paintpower.net www.paint-power.com
PAINT POWER
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Really depends on if it has a coat of paint on it already. If satin or eggshell you may get over 300 sqft per gallon.
Matt Seidel Painting Inc.
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: well it depends on the paint some brands have better coverige so are really weak
A plus custom painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Coverage greatly depends on the surface of the wall as well as the type of paint itself. For example, a cement block wall will require twice or three times more paint than an interior drywall. Hence coverage for exterior wall is a lot less; need more paint.
Aniko Doman | Muralist
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.
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Be careful of painters that use high capacity rollers. Sometimes painters will try to do a color change with 1 coat and will over apply a coating that will cause mud cracking that often goes unnoticed but when you look closely you will find hairline cracks that are often due to wall paints being applied with high capacity roller covers. it is very important to check application specifications of the product being used before painting.
Dallas Woodwork
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
Explanation: www.facebook.com/eliteconst
Elite Construction
ProMatcher
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: good paint
ECT Contracting LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Basically most manufacturers of paint comply with 300 to 400 square feet coverage to a gallon.
Richard Drake Painting
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
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