Generally speaking, a gallon of paint will cover about 350 square feet. If this is the first time drywall is painted, it will soak up more paint. And remember to factor in whether your job will require one or two coats of paint. Dark and bright colors will require more coats of paint, as will painting a lighter color over an existing darker color. Divide the paintable wall surface by 350 to determine how many gallons of paint you will need to buy. If there’s an odd number with less than .5 leftover, round down, if it’s over .5 round up. Thornton House Painting
Climate is another factor to consider. Sunlight, wind, rain and salty weather can all wear out exterior paint. Oil-based paint is durable against wind, rain and temperature changes, but sunlight tends to degrade it. Alkyd paint chalks and sheds very thin layers when it begins to wear. Latex paint is the more durable option for very sun-drenched and relatively dry climate areas. Latex paint with high vinyl content should be avoided, however. Acrylic resin is by far the more durable binder for outdoor latex paint.
We just had the inside of our house painted and also our kitchen cabinets by Runland Painting. I am so pleased with the work that John and his crew did! John was so knowledgeable and helpful when it came to choosing the right colors and giving me ideas. All of my questions/concerns were always answered quickly. John and his crew were very meticulous and detail oriented, and I am a very picky person. Everything looks wonderful, and it feels like I have a brand new house! Thank you! Thornton House Painters
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