# How much painting cost

Some contractors use an approximate base rate of \$1.50 or \$2.00 per square foot, some multiply 4-6 times the cost of the paint, some estimate how long the job will take and add it to an estimate of the materials – and some may simply offer the lowest price to outbid the competition.

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## How much paint do I need for 2 walls?

Two-gallon cans of paint cover up to 800 square feet, which is enough to cover an average-sized room. This is the most common amount needed, especially when considering second coat coverage. Read also : Painting how to cut in. Three gallon paint cans cover up to 1200 square feet.

Is one liter of paint enough for two walls? It turns out that a quart of paint usually covers about 100 square feet, so if you plan on only one coat, you might be able to get away with this smaller container size. But if you are doing two layers, you will need at least two liters.

Will 1 liter of paint cover a wall? As a general rule, 1 liter of paint will cover between 6 and 6.5 square meters of wall. So, to calculate the number of liters of paint you will need, divide the total area to be painted by 6.5.

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