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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 284 votes): 300-400 square feet.

Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: If you cover more then that it's to thin
Planet perfect painting maintenance and repair
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Most paints cover at the rate of 200 - 400 sq ft per gallon. With 2 coats, figure the first coat at 200 sq ft and the second coat at 400 sf, and you should estimate the amount of paint needed pretty accurately.
Clark's Painting
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: It depends on the brand of paint and if a primer was used
T&K Remodelers
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: One gallon of paint should cover up to 400 square foot depending on thickness applied
efficiency resolutions
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Manufacturers typically say that one gallon of paint covers 250 to 400 square feet
JM Painting Services LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: The average can of paint is typically 300-400 square feet per Gallon.
Shambaugh Painting
ProMatcher
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,
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: 200 square feets between ceiling and walls
Ben's painters
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Listed right on,every can
Bogue Art Studios
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Depends on Manufacturer and product
Coatings by Chris
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: Depending on the texture and if the wall has flat paint
TJT Solutions
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Depending on the texture of the surface it could be more or less.
Johnnyfin Paints
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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.
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Most latex paints cover between 80-100sqft per quart or 320-400per gallon.
Vivid Painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Exterior paint should be applied thick and consistent.
Pro Color Painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: 200 and 400 for normal walls depends on texture and some other factors
WeatherproofRoofing Siding and Decks
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: All paints are different.
Aesthetic House Painting
ProMatcher
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.
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Most paints will be between 300 and 400 square feet .
Hanes Painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 400-500 square feet
Explanation: Goes far if rolled out properly.
Charlie's Painting llc
ProMatcher
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.
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Depends on the paint
wileys wallcovering
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 100-200 square feet
Explanation: Wish it was farther lol.
South Louisiana painting LLC
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