When you think about giving a new look to your home, then a
new coat of paint can certainly help you do that in easy
ways. But when you start the painting work in your home,
then it is essential that you buy enough paint to finish the
work with best result. If you will not buy enough paint,
then it will unnecessary delay the painting work and
sometime you may not get the exact colour as well on your
second time purchasing. Also, when you buy paint, then you
would prefer not to buy a lot of extra paint as that will
rupture the budget for you and remaining paint will become
useless for you after the painting work is completed. That
is why it is essential that you estimate the right amount of
paint while buying it for painting your home.
In case, you want to know how to estimate how much paint to
buy when painting your home, then following are few steps
that can help you in it in really easy ways.
Add the length of every wall:
In order to estimate the amount of paint that you need in
your home, first you need to add the length of each wall in
your home. You need to do this very carefully and you shall
not miss any area in any situation. For example, if you have
a 2bhk flat, then ideally you will have 16 walls that
include 4x2 walls in bedroom, 4 walls in hall and 4 walls in
kitchen. If you are planning not to paint the kitchen then
you can ignore that and you can count the walls accordingly.
If your room size is 14 fit by 10 fit, then total wall
length of your room will be 48 that will include all four
walls in it. You need to calculate the length of all the
walls in your home via this method to get better estimation
for paint amount.
Multiply the length with height:
Once you calculate the length of the walls, then you need to
multiple it with the height of your walls. Generally, all
the walls in your height will be same, so if you check the
height of one room, then it will be same for all other rooms
as well. After you get the height, then you need to multiple
the height with total length of your walls. With this result
you will be able to have total square foot area of your
walls in really easy manner. For example, if total length of
your walls for 350 foot and height of your house is 10 foot,
then total area would be 3500 square foot. This square foot
area will be a deciding factor for the paint estimation so
make sure you do it in a wise manner. If you will make
mistake tin this calculation then you might not get optimum
result with it and you may end up buying less or more paint
for it.
Subtract windows and doors:
After you get the square foot area of your walls, then you
need to subtract windows and doors from it to have better
result. This will be essential for you as will never paint
your windows or doors with wall paint. If you have normal
size window and doors in your home, then you can subtract 20
square foot for every door and you can minus 15 square foot
for every window. That means if you have 6 doors and 4
windows in your 2bhk home, then you can subtract 180 square
foot from total square foot area of wall. That means if you
get 3500 square foot area of wall, then you can reduce 180
square foot in it and you will need to do all of the
remaining paint estimation for 3320 square foot area only.
Do the calculation:
This is quite an important step then you need to follow to
do the estimation of your paint amount for painting of your
home. In this calculation, you need to do the calculation
separately for smooth walls and textured or rough walls. If
you want to have a smooth finish on your wall, then you need
to divide the total square foot area by 350. After you get
the result, then you will get the amount of paint in gallon
for per coat for smooth wall. And if you want to have
textured or rough wall then you can do the multiplication by
300 and you will get estimated amount for textured paint.
That means if you have get 3320 square foot area and you
want to have a smooth surface, then you need to divide the
amount by 350 and result will be 9.49 gallon. So, you need
to buy at least 9.5 gallon of paint for every coat to get
smooth wall. And if you want to have textured paint, then
you may need to by 11 gallon of paint for your wall.
Add extra for wastage:
In addition to these calculations, it is also important that
you add some extra paint for wastage while estimating the
paint for same. You have to understand that while painting
your house at least 10% of paint can get wasted because of
various mistakes. That means if you will buy the paint with
precise estimation then you may end up having shortage of
paint in last. So, it is wise idea that you add 10% extra
paint in the estimated amount. When you will do it then you
will be able to have better outcome with it in easy ways.
Also, you will not have to worry about the shortage of paint
while doing the painting work in your home.
In addition to this, it is also advised that you choose only
a good and reputable brand for same. If you will choose a
paint that is not elastic enough, then it will spread less
and this estimation might not work well for you. So, you can
either choose a good brand that provide enough elasticity in
paint or you can check the coverage area of that paint in
every gallon and then you can take your decision
accordingly. |