Our most popular exterior wood primer, California Trouble Shooter Alkyd/Linseed Oil Wood Primer provides a superior performance base coat for all latex and oil based finishes, and is appropriate for clapboards, shingles, and trim. It is formulated for maximum breathability and resists tannin bleed staining and rust stains from nail heads.
👍 We recommend Troubleshooter Alkyd/Linseed Oil Wood primer as a basecoat on new or bare exterior wood, previously painted and scraped siding and trim, and for areas prone to tannin bleed and rust stains.
Paint Quantity Calculator
1 gallon of paint will cover ~400 sq ft. Whereas 1 quart of paint will cover ~100 sq ft. To get a rough estimate of how much paint you will need, run through these steps:
1. Add together the length of each wall.
2. Multiply the sum of the wall length by the height of the wall to
3. find the total square footage of your room.
4. Subtract 20 square feet for each door and 10 square feet for each window.
5. Multiply that final room square footage number by 2 to get the total square footage for 2 coats of paint.
6. Divide the number by 400 (gallon = 400 sq ft) to determine the number of gallons you need to purchase for 2 coats of paint.