Q: How many square feet does one gallon occupy?

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1.6042 square feet (rounded)

It depends . . . check the back of the paint can -- it should tell. If not, figure 350 to 400 square feet per gallon on smoothish surfaces and perhaps 200 square feet on roughish surfaces.

A gallon is a measure of volume whereas a square foot is a measure of area. So there are no gallons in a square foot and no square feet in a gallon.

Paint coverage differs depending on brand and type of paint. Most (if not all) paint cans will indicate that one gallon covers so many square feet. For example, Paint A says one gallon covers 200 square feet. That means 200 square feet will require one gallon, 50 square feet will require one quart, 400 square feet will require two gallons, etc.

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1.6042 square feet (rounded)

It depends . . . check the back of the paint can -- it should tell. If not, figure 350 to 400 square feet per gallon on smoothish surfaces and perhaps 200 square feet on roughish surfaces.

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A gallon is a measure of volume whereas a square foot is a measure of area. So there are no gallons in a square foot and no square feet in a gallon.

Depending on the placement and thickness of the shakes, anywhere from 150 to 300 square feet per gallon.

Square feet is a 2 dimensional unit of area. You cannot convert gallons, which is a three dimensional unit of volume to square feet. You can convert it to cubic feet using the conversion that 1 US gallon equals 0.133680556 cubic feet.

Paint coverage differs depending on brand and type of paint. Most (if not all) paint cans will indicate that one gallon covers so many square feet. For example, Paint A says one gallon covers 200 square feet. That means 200 square feet will require one gallon, 50 square feet will require one quart, 400 square feet will require two gallons, etc.

If your drum is a 55 gallon drum and your paint can cover 400 square feet per gallon then you may cover (one coat only) a square almost 150 by 150 feet.

you will need 5 cans of paint.

1 gallon of paint to cover about 350 square feet You need slightly more than a gallon if the walls are unpainted drywall, which absorbs more of the paint