Using a formula

1. Plan & Research, Outlines and rough drafts

The front wall has a bay front. One side wall has two windows and the other will soon have half-height custom shelves. How much paint will be needed?

The next-door neighbor just painted her living room. She says she used two coats of color for coverage, bought four gallons of paint, and had plenty left for touch-ups.  Her room is a little smaller, so maybe four cans won’t be enough. Then again, she doesn’t have half a wall of shelves, so maybe four cans is still a good guess.