When painting your home, it’s difficult to know how much paint you’ll need.
There’s a lot to take into consideration.
For starters, no two homes are alike. Naturally, the bigger the house, the more paint you’ll need.
You need to think about the actual paint you’ll be using as well.
All paints have a spread rate that determines how much square footage per gallon. The rule of thumb is 250 to 400 square feet per gallon per coat depending on the porosity.
Determining the Right Amount of Paint for Your Home
The best way to figure out how much paint you need is to take length of home multiplied by the height.
For example – 10’ long x 10’ high equals 100 square feet. The average 1200 square foot ranch/rambler home would take about 12 to15 gallons of paint for two coats. This includes painting the overhangs, siding, & soffits.
The accent trim will take two to three gallons of paint for the fascia, gutters, and window trim. The average two story home (about 2,500 square feet) will take 22 to 25 gallons of paint for siding, soffits, and overhangs and 3 to 5 gallons for accented trim.
For a larger home (around 3000 square feet), it will take 25 to 30 gallons and 5 to 7 gallons for the accented trim.
The cost break down is about $1,100 to $1,350 for paint and supplies for the rambler home. The cost of the two story home will be around $1,825 to $2000.
The larger 3,000 square foot home will cost around $2,700 to $3000+.
Not All Paints are the Same
It’s important to keep in mind that not all paints are created equal!
At Painting America, Inc., we specify premium paint offering premium results
Benjamin Moore Regal High Build Exterior paint is a great product that will last at least 15 plus years. We highly recommend Benjamin Moore Aura in satin finish for all accented trim.
When it comes to paint, you get what you pay for.
The cost of premium paint is naturally more, than low level paint, because it contains different ingredients to provide longevity, color retention and superior adhesion, providing 15-18 years of protection to the exterior surfaces of your home.
No need to paint every 5 years!
Spending more on paint now, saves you dollars over the life time of the paint job.
Contact a Painting Contractor for Professional Help
For more information on painting your home or to receive an estimate, contact us at Painting America, Inc at 425-488-1192 or contact us here