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 ($/gal) To calculate the paint cost, multiply the gallons of paint by the cost per gallon. ## How to Calculate Paint Cost? The following example problems outline how to calculate Paint Cost. Example Problem #1: 1. First, determine the total gallons of paint needed (gal). The total gallons of paint needed (gal) is given as 5. 2. Next, determine the cost per gallon of paint ($/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 ($/gal) = 20 Entering these values and solving gives: PC = GP * CPG = 40.00 ($)