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`TC = f( l , w , h , uP )`

Enter a value for all fields

The **Cost to Paint a Room** calculator estimates the cost of paint or primer needed to cover a rectangular room (blue in diagram) based on the length, width and height of the room.

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose your preferred units and enter the following:

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**L**) Length of Room - (
**W**) Width of Room - (
**H**) Height of Ceiling - (
**CT**) Coats of Paint - (
**uP**) Price per Gallon

**Total Cost (TC): **The calculator computes the cost to paint the room in U.S. dollars, the square footage covered, and the number of gallons of paint required. Amounts with units can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu. The calculator returns the value for the room including the ceiling and for the walls only.

Paint Quality |
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Premium |

Mid Grade |

Economy |

One should use the pricing for paint or primer that can be bought locally. However, the following prices are recent U.S. dollar costs for different price ranges of paint and primer in the United States:

- Paint Pricing Survey date: 7/29/22
- Paint Price Survey Source (online): HomeDepot
- Price of premium (high quality) paint is $61.94 USD
- Price of medium grade paint is $48.98 USD
- Price of economy paint is $26.98 USD
- Price of primer is $19.98 USD

**Notes:** This formula will round up on the number of gallons used for pricing if the fraction part of the number of gallons is greater than 10%. Also, this does not include the ceiling. Often ceilings are painted with different paint since they tend to have less contact with people and other things, and because ceilings make for nice accent (lighter) surfaces.

- To compute the surface area of the walls of a room, CLICK HERE.
- To compute the number of gallons to paint or prime a room, CLICK HERE.

**Volume of a Room**: Computes the cubic feet (volume) of a room based on its height, length and width.**Areas of a Room**: Computes the square feet (area) of the ceiling, walls and floor of a room based on its height, length and width.**Room Paint Cost**: Estimates the gallons of paint needed and associated cost to paint a room based on the room dimensions, number of coats and the unit cost of paint per gallon.**Wallpaper for a Room**: Computes the number of rolls of wallpaper needed to cover the walls of a room based on the dimensions of the room and the rolls of wallpaper.**BTUs per Hour to Heat a Room**: Computes the energy (heat) required to heat a space of a certain volume by a specified temperature variance.**Insulation Rolls for Walls of a Room**: Computes the number of rolls or batts of insulation needed for the WALLS of a room based on the length and height of the four walls. The calculator assumes standard 16" spacing on the studs.**Drywall Materials for a Room**: Computes the number of drywall boards (4x8 or 4x12), number of drywall nails or screws and gallons of joint compound need for a room based on the room's dimensions.**Ceiling Tiles for a Room**: Computes the number of ceiling tiles needed to cover the ceiling of a room based on the dimensions of the room and the tiles.**Cost of Flooring a Room**: Computes the square feet of a room and then applies the price per square feet of different flooring products (e.g., hardwood, carpeting, tile)**Room Framing Cost**: Computes the number of studs and plate boards for a room and estimates the cost of framing based on the unit price of the lumber.**Outlets and Wiring for Room**: Computes the number of outlets (boxes) and length of wire to connect them in a room based on the room dimensions and the outlet spacing.

**Paint for a Room**: computes the number of gallons of paint or primer needed to paint an entire room, the four walls and ceiling and also for just the walls.**Paint for a Wall**: computes the number of gallons of paint or primer needed to paint a wall or any rectangular area (wall or ceiling).**Exterior Paint for a House**: computes the number of gallons of exterior paint for a gabled building like a common house.**Cost to Paint or Primer a Room**: (CLICK HERE)**Cost to Paint a Wall**: (CLICK HERE)**Cost to paint or prime a ceiling:**CLICK HERE**Paint Pricing Survey**