Calculators

Tools for estimating how much paint to buy.

Paint Calculators

Paint calculator tools provided by paint companies or other organizations can help you estimate how much paint to buy. Paint calculators are useful in planning the right quantity of paint to minimize waste, though be advised different calculators produce different results. For a typical room that is 10 square feet, the estimates range from 0.75 gallons (or three quarts) to more than two gallons. Each job is different, so it’s always always best to take accurate measurements, check the coverage rate of the paint you are buying, and ask for advice at the paint counter.

Paint Calculators:

Bankrate

Behr

Benjamin Moore

Colorhouse

Dunn-Edwards

Dutch Boy

Easy2DIY

Glidden

Home Depot

Lowes

Nautica at Home

Olympic

Paint Quality Institute

PPG

Pratt & Lambert

Sherwin-Williams

True Value

Valspar

Articles

Also check out these articles about buying the right amount of paint:  

Apartment Therapy

Arhitectural Digest

Behr

Bob Vila

Do It Yourself

Dummies

Farrow and Ball

Houzz

Old Farmers Almanac

Sherwin-Williams (video)

The Paint Shoppes