Paint Should I Buy
Generally, one gallon of paint will
cover approximately four hundred square feet of wall
space. Keep in mind, however, that this is just a rough
estimate. Some paint (usually higher quality paint) will
cover more area, and some paint may take two or three
coats to cover that same amount of space. When buying
paint, talk to the customer-service representative. He or
she will be able to tell you how well the paint will
perform, and you can thus buy accordingly.
How do you tell what four hundred
square feet of wall space looks like? Well, you measure
your wall multiply (yes, you do need it after school) the
length of the wall by the height to get the square
footage. For instance, if your wall is ten feet long and
eight feet high, your square footage is eighty feet.
There is interior paint and exterior
paint. Check the label to be sure that you are buying the
right paint for the job.
What about trim paint? The trim is
usually a different color from the walls of the home it
can be lighter or darker, depending on your preference.
For every six gallons of wall paint, you will need one
gallon of trim paint. If you have a lot of trim around
windows and doors, it might push your need to two gallons
per every six. Trim paint is no different from regular
paint—except, of course, for the color.