This paint cost per square foot calculator is designed to help you estimate the total cost of painting a surface based on the area, paint price, and number of coats required. It's a useful tool for homeowners and professionals alike to plan out their painting projects efficiently.

## How to Calculate Paint Cost Per Square Foot

Follow these steps to calculate your paint cost:

- Enter the total surface area to be painted in square feet.
- Provide the cost of paint per gallon.
- Enter the coverage area per gallon of paint (usually found on the paint can).
- Specify the number of coats of paint you intend to apply.
- Click 'Calculate Paint Cost' to get the estimated total cost of the paint for your project.

### Formula for Paint Cost Calculation

The total paint cost is calculated using the formula:

**Total Cost = (Surface Area ÷ Coverage Area per Gallon) × Paint Cost per Gallon × Number of Coats**

### Example Calculation

Imagine you are painting a wall with:

**Surface Area:**800 sq. ft.**Paint Cost per Gallon:**$25**Coverage Area per Gallon:**350 sq. ft.**Number of Coats:**2

The total paint cost would be:

**Total Cost = (800 ÷ 350) × 25 × 2 = 2.29 × 25 × 2 = $114.50**

This estimate gives a clear understanding of the expenses involved in your painting project.