How much exterior paint should I buy?

Estimating exterior coverage is a simple task. Follow these three professional estimating steps.

��Measure the base or perimeter of your house (length and width) and add the number together. Example: 30� front + 30� back + 50� right side + 50� left side = 160�.

��Multiply by the height Example: 160� x 14 feet high = 2,240 square feet.

��Divide by 400 (one gallon of exterior paint covers approximately 400 square feet) Example: 2,240 square feet divided by 400� = 5.6 or 6 gallons o exterior paint.

��Add paint for other exterior areas such as gables, soffits, and foundations.