When it’s time for a change in your house what’s the best way to achieve it? Repainting your rooms can give your home a completely different feel. You can go from plain white walls to ones that pop with pomegranate red or sea foam green. A little bit of color change can truly brighten up your home.
How do I figure out how much paint I need?
The amount of paint you will need depends on a variety of different things. Whether you are doing multiple coats, the quality of your paints, the amount of space you need to paint, if you are also painting the ceiling, etc. In order to calculate the amount of wall space you need to cover, you should multiple the length of the wall by the height by the number of walls. You should then have a total square foot area for the walls. You can also factor in the ceiling by multiplying the length of the room by the width.
Finding the right type of paint
Each gallon of paint will list the amount of square footage on the side of its label. It all depends on the quality and number of coats you plan on applying. Higher quality paint will have more coverage with less coats, and it will give off an overall better look. Buying lower quality may save a few bucks initially, but you’ll be paying for it in the long run by having to repaint.
How much paint do I need for a 12 x 12 room?
A typical gallon of paint has the ability to cover 400 square feet of wall space. Most of the time, you will apply two coats. A 12 x 12 x 8 room is about 350 square ft., not counting the ceiling. This means that you will need two gallons, maybe a little more if you are planning on painting the ceiling as well.
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