# I need the formula for figuring square feet, say a 12 x 25 foot square---Need to know how much paint would be needed?

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12 x 25= 300 sq ft.
Divide that by whatever the paint can says the coverage is.
if paint says 1 gallon covers 200 sq ft then u need 1.5 gallons

Posted on Apr 03, 2015

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