How much paint do I need to buy?
A gallon of paint will cover about 400 square feet.
A quart of paint will cover about 115 square feet.
A pint sample of paint will cover about 75 square feet.
It is easy to figure out how much paint is needed. Just follow these steps:
1. Measure your walls: measure the length of the wall, and multiply it by the height to get the total square footage. For example, if your wall is 10 feet long and 8 feet tall, it is 80 square feet. And if you have 4 walls, each at 80 square feet, your total square footage that needs to be painted is 320 square feet.
2. Decide how many coats of paint: the quality ingredients in our paint means you can get away with a single coat of paint, especially if you are using paint primer. However, the average homeowner would benefit from two coats of paint. A second coat of paint helps to hide imperfections in the wall and out of sync brush strokes by a novice painter.
3. Calculate the final square footage: Take the total square footage of your wall space and multiply it by the number of coats you plan to apply. For example, if you have 320 square feet of wall space and you want to apply two coats of paint, you will need enough paint to cover 640 square feet.
4. Choose your paint: with the total square footage you can choose whether you need a gallon or a quart, and how many of each. For example, if you need paint for 640 square feet, you should get two gallons of paint. However, if you need paint for about 450-550 square feet, you should be able to get away with a gallon and a quart.
Do I need paint primer?
Yes if you are painting brand new sheetrock. Applying primer before painting sheetrock is a must and gives the paint a better base to adhere to.
Yes if you are painting a lighter color over a darker color. This is a must and will save you at least one coat of painting.
It wouldn't hurt if you are repainting a darker color over a lighter color. Primer gives paint an optimal surface to adhere to. Especially if your wall has scuffs and other imperfections, a coat of primer before repainting will improve the final look.
Probably not if you are repainting the same exact color. Granted, if you needed to patch holes on dark colored walls with white spackle, you may want to use primer. The primer will give the paint an even coat of white to adhere to, ensuring an even finish for your paint color.
How can I track my order?
Every order placed at Paint2Home will be shipped with a tracking number. Once your order is shipped, an email with the tracking number will be sent to the email address left at checkout.
If you don't see this email, it is possible your order has not been shipped. If you believe your order was shipped and you do not see the email, we recommend checking spam and other folders. If you find the email in spam, make sure to mark it as "not spam" so that you can receive further updates to tracking.