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 ($)