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## How many square feet does 5 gallons of exterior paint?

According to our paint estimator, 5 gallons of paint can cover as much as **1,800 square feet**. A quart of paint will coat about 90 square feet of space. via

## How do you calculate square footage for exterior painting?

## How much will 10 gallons of exterior paint cover?

TIP: Don't forget, each gallon covers between **250-400 square feet**. Don't forget to factor in the paint for a second coat if necessary. To estimate the amount of paint you'll need for the trim, estimate the length of total trim. via

## Is it better to roll or spray exterior paint?

The advantages to rolling a house vs. spraying is that **the paint will be applied much thicker giving overall better coverage than** if it was sprayed. Also it is much easier to be precise and when a house is rolled it eliminates the risk of such things like overspray. via

## How do painters calculate square footage?

Painters calculate the square footage by **multiplying the length of each room in your home by their corresponding width** to determine the total amount of square footage in a particular space. via

## What is the average price per square foot for exterior painting?

The Cost Of House Painting. The current average cost to paint a house exterior is **$2.50-$4 per square foot**. To paint the interior, the average cost is $1.50-$3 per square foot. via

## How do I estimate exterior painting?

Some painters keep it simple and just charge by square foot; If you charge **$1.25 per square foot**, 2500 sq ft. would cost $3,125 for the homeowner etc. (for exterior). For interior you'll want to charge $2 per square foot minimum. via

## How much should I pay a painter per square foot?

The average cost to paint the interior of a house falls **between $1.50 and $3.50 per square foot**. If you're doing the ceilings, walls and trim, the cost per square foot will likely fall between $3 and $4. via

## How much surface area does a gallon of paint cover?

Paint Calculator Tip 1: One gallon can of paint will cover up to **400 square feet**, which is enough to cover a small room, like a bathroom. Paint Calculator Tip 2: Two gallon cans of paint cover up to 800 square feet, which is enough to cover an average size room. via

## Can you paint the exterior of your house yourself?

**Don't paint your house yourself unless you have the time, tools, skills and stamina to do the work**. Depending on the size and height of your house and the condition of the existing siding, preparing and painting a house on your own can be a tedious, difficult job. via

## How many gallons of paint do I need for 1000 square feet?

Those walls will require two coats, so you'll ultimately be covering 1,000 square feet. At 325 square feet per gallon, you'll need a little over 3 gallons (1,000 ÷ 325 = **3.08 gallons**, to be precise). In general, it's rarely a mistake to round up and purchase slightly more paint than the math indicates you'll need. via

## What is the best exterior paint?

**Here are the best exterior paint you can buy:**

## How many gallons paint exterior?

For trim paint, the rule of thumb is **1 gallon for every 6 gallons of wall paint**. To be more accurate, you'll have to figure the areas of doors, windows, and shutters. For gutters, a linear foot is about equal to a square foot, so for 50 feet of gutter, buy sufficient paint to cover 50 square feet. via

## What is the best time to paint house exterior?

Of course, inclement seasonal weather doesn't run on your schedule, so the best time to paint a house exterior is during **the summer months**. When it comes to perfect painting weather, summer has it in spades. The pleasant temperatures allow exterior paint to cure at an ideal rate. via

## What is the best temperature to paint the exterior of a house?

“It should be **at least 50° F when** you're applying the paint and shouldn't drop below 32° F at night for several days after,” says Rico de Paz, who oversees Consumer Reports' paint tests. Even if it's warm during the day, the paint won't form a good film if temperatures drop too low at night. via

## Is it better to spray or roll cabinets?

This method is not always the most durable option (**spraying cabinet doors** usually provides a more durable, even-looking finish), but is recommended for smaller cabinet projects, as it's the most cost-effective option. In fact, brush and roll finish projects will typically save you about 25% off the cost of spraying. via

## What is the average cost to paint the exterior of a house?

To paint the exterior, you can pay between $15 to $45 per square metre for brickwork and $12 to $60 per square metre for timber. That being said, painters can charge **$10,000-$20,000** for the exterior of a large (4 bedroom) home. via

## What is included in exterior house painting?

Prep work on a home's exterior includes **scraping, sanding, caulking, repairing/filling holes and cracks, and sometimes power washing and priming**. via

## How much does it cost to paint the exterior of a 2500 square foot house?

Painting a 2,500-square-foot, two-story home costs **about $4,000 for the exterior** and $5,500 for interior. Trim the price by doing some work yourself, limiting the scope and using color wisely. via

## What is the average hourly wage for a painter?

A painter's hourly rate varies from **$65 to $105**. Expect pricing fluctuations on labour for a specific type of painting job you may require and additional services. Extra fees may be incurred when painting materials are supplied by the contractor. The table below shows you the painters' rates per hour. via

## How much does it cost to paint a 500 square foot room?

Painting a 500 square foot room as a whole, including walls, ceilings, trim, and baseboards, costs **between $1,500 and $2,000**. via

## How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

The general rule is that you should use **two coats of paint**. However, this rule changes based on the color, quality of the paint you use, whether or not you used primer, and the type of surface you're painting. via

## How much does it cost to paint the exterior of a 2400 sq ft house?

Painting the exterior of your home costs an **average of $2,500** (for a 2,400 sq. ft. two-story home), with most homeowners paying between $1,800–$5,000. In general, the average cost per 100 square feet is $60–$160. via

## How long does it take to paint a 2500 sq ft house exterior?

Estimate the Cost of Labor

Here's a rough estimate for exterior painting: two to three painters can paint the exterior of a 2,500 square foot house in **one to two full days**. via

## How do I estimate a painting job?

## How many square feet can you paint per hour?

An average painter should be able to cover about **150 square feet an hour**. If you divide 504 by 150 you get 3.36. A painting contractor will charge between $65-$80 per hour with today's rates, taxes, and insurance. via