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Question #28370 posted on 08/26/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

With one gallon of standard quality paint, what is the square footage one could paint on drywall? Let's assume that we want 2 layers of paint so it will look pretty.

-Dastard Man

A: Dear Dastard Man,

Let's see what we can find out.

Average information for a can of latex paint suggests a coverage of 300-400 square feet per gallon can. If you do two coats, that comes to about 150-200 square feet. Check your specific can of paint to see if it says anything different.

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-The Investigator