Enter the total area covered in paint and the total number of gallons of paint used into the calculator to determine the spread rate of paint.

Spread Rate of Paint Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Spread Rate of Paint.

SRP = TA / GP

  • Where SPP is the spread rate of paint (square feet per gallon)
  • TA is the total area covered in paint (ft^2)
  • GP is the total pain used to cover the area (gallons)

To calculate the spread rate of paint, divide the total area covered in paint by the total gallons of paint used.

What is a Spread Rate of Paint?

Definition:

A spread rate of paint is defined as the total area that a certain mixture of paint can cover per unit of paint used, which in most cases, is gallons.

How to Calculate Spread Rate of Paint?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the spread rate of paint.

First, determine the total area covered in paint. In this example, the total area that is covered is 40 square feet.

Next, determine the total amount of paint used. In this problem, the total amount of paint used is 5 gallons.

Finally, calculate the Spread Rate of Paint using the formula and information above:

SRP = TA / GP

SRP = 40 / 5

SRP = 8 ft^2/gallon