Enter the total gallons of paint needed (gal) and the cost per gallon of paint (\$/gal) into the Paint Cost Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Paint Cost.

## Paint Cost Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Paint Cost.

PC = GP * CPG

• Where PC is the Paint Cost (\$)
• GP is the total gallons of paint needed (gal)
• CPG is the cost per gallon of paint (\$/gal)

## How to Calculate Paint Cost?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Paint Cost.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the total gallons of paint needed (gal). The total gallons of paint needed (gal) is given as 5.
2. Next, determine the cost per gallon of paint (\$/gal). The cost per gallon of paint (\$/gal) is provided as 30.
3. Finally, calculate the Paint Cost using the equation above:

PC = GP * CPG

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

PC = 5 * 30 = 150 (\$)

Example Problem #2:

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

total gallons of paint needed (gal) = 2

cost per gallon of paint (\$/gal) = 20

Entering these values and solving gives:

PC = GP * CPG = 40.00 (\$)