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Here's what you'll need to put a single coat of paint on your window trim. Remember that this is only an estimate: you may need more or less depending on what colors you're choosing, how many coats you need, and what quality paint you're buying. This calculator assumes a standard-width trim. If you have extra-wide trim, you'll need more paint.


Square feet to be painted:

Paint required:

Minimum paint calculated is .25 gallon, or 1 quart. If you need two quarts, it's usually more economical to buy a gallon.

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