If you are one of those homeowners who have a lot of extra paint cans in their garage, you are not alone. But you have to realise that you may indeed be in need of assistance when searching for paint and how much you really need so you do not have to waste cost.
Most common dilemma when buying paint is if you buy too much you will have overspent and may either dispose the remaining paint or just repurpose it. If you don’t purchase enough, you won’t be able to finish your residential house painting Pallara and that means you have to buy more.
Calculation + painting
To properly measure how much you need, you will simply need a measuring tape and just a simple mathematical calculation. The height and width of the wall will help you determine the paint you need.
First, measure the width of a north or south facing the wall, then measure the east or west facing the wall to get the length of the room. Calculate the square feet of your east and west walls by multiplying the length by height. Add all the results to get the total square footage. Make sure to add ceiling, windows and doors especially if you are going to paint them too. Keep in mind that a gallon mostly cover around 400 square feet.
To not waste paint, it is recommended to use a primer on “thirsty” surfaces and repair cracks and crevices before painting. When buying your paint, you can buy different sized cans to get as close to your total square footage as possible.