Many people have leftover paint because it’s not easy to know how much paint to purchase in the first place. Most homeowners and DIYers who paint occasionally need help estimating the right amount of paint needed for their projects. They simply lack the experience that a professional painter has in estimating how much paint is needed for the job at hand.
For links to websites with tools to estimate how much paint to buy using your room dimensions, click Calculators.
When estimating how much paint you need, there are several variables to take into account. We always recommend measuring your room, bringing your measurements to the paint store, and asking the staff for help figuring out how much paint to buy.
Below are the types of questions your paint store expert may ask in order to give you the best advice. Being ready to answer these questions will help determine how much paint you need for your next project.