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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
35%
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 290 votes): 300-400 square feet.

Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Here it just depends on the age of the existing paint. Older paint will absorb more paint. Rougher surfaces will also require more paint compared to a smooth surface.
Brian Winget Painting
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: Paint coverage can vary widely depending on what type of surface it is being applied on.
jdspaintingllc
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: If you cover more then that it's to thin
Planet perfect painting maintenance and repair
ProMatcher
Answer: 200-300 square feet
Explanation: It depends on the brand of paint and if a primer was used
T&K Remodelers
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: One gallon of paint should cover up to 400 square foot depending on thickness applied
efficiency resolutions
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: Manufacturers typically say that one gallon of paint covers 250 to 400 square feet
JM Painting Services LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: The average can of paint is typically 300-400 square feet per Gallon.
Shambaugh Painting
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 300-400 square feet
Explanation: It also depends on quality of paint used.
popes painting
ProMatcher
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 Painting And Restoration
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
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