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

100-200 square feet
8%
200-300 square feet
34%
300-400 square feet
49%
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 (49% of 269 votes): 300-400 square feet.

Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Typical 400 gallons rule of thumb take 50 of but always read the can and so the math
Jefferson painting
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: This also depends on the amount applied to the wall and if a painter is back rolling the wall. A process in which a painter during painting the wall rolls back over the existing paint previously painted. hence called back rolling
Price is Right Painting and Remodeling
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Typically.
Ed Venegas Home Improvements
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: The coverage depends on the wall condition. Unsealed sheetrock will differ from brick, so consult the manufacturer's coverage when calculating how much paint is needed.
Freedom Capital Group Renovation & Repairs
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: But this varies on the type of paint you buy.
McWhorter Painting Contractors
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: In a one coat application with no other issues such as texture/ color changes one gallon should be able to cover up to 400 square feet
RPS
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Most paints actually say they cover about 350 sq. feet but I like to say 300 sq.feet because I apply it more generously than most contractors. I also always cut in everything twice no exceptions and roll one coat. Then after the walls are dry I determine if a second coat is needed to be rolled and if so I will absolutley appy another coat to ensure full coverage of the areas.
Paint Works of Texas
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: It depends on paint
RJB Painting & Handyman Service
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: This is an average topcoat, heavy materials will get less coverage.
Action Painting and Handyman
ProMatcher
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: That is what the spread rate is on most. However stains and paints are different
Laurie’s Painting
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: not this much if there is new drywall texture.
Misija construction
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,
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: 300-400sf typically . Expect less if Spraying.
Pixley's Painting Pressurewashing Plus
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Depending on the tools for application and the one operating the system. Just because a can tells you it will cover so many square ft. Does not mean it will cover the surface well or the profeprofessional applying the coat will apply according to the application instructions and all paints and brands differ depending on the base and quality of paint. A lot of factors come into play when dealing with paint it's not like other materials like wood and vinyl. There are also additives that will give the paint a smooth and even better bond to get the most performance out of your paint. To answer the question directly all paints and brands vary it's best to read the back of the can you want to purchase.
Henson Coatings and Construction
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: It depends on what type of paint you use.
All-Pro Painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: It also depends on quality of paint used.
popes painting
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Back of buck tells you. In a standard room one gallon per coat. (Most cases)
Anthony Shelton Painting
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: depending on the product and the porosity of the walls
INNOVATIVE PAINT PROS
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Its depending what color and how rough the finish is .
RITZ PAINTING
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Most of the time you can get 300 sq ft per gallon
Innovative Finishes
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Depending on the quality of paint you chose to work with.
Karoll Julian Inc.
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Depends on type
James Boyles painting
ProMatcher
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.
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: it varies by brand and quality paint
Service Painters, inc.
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: depending on the wall it may soak up a lot of paint the first time
miller painting
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Benjamin moore paint - yes www.paintpower.net www.paint-power.com
PAINT POWER
ProMatcher
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
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.
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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.
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