Painting is estimated by the yard, doors and windows being taken solid to make up for the extra labor of cutting in the sashes and mouldings.

Railings, fences, grilles, and similar surfaces are taken solid.

A painter in one day will cover 100 yds. of outside work one priming coat, or 80 yds. of the second coat. Ten pair of blinds will make a day's work.

On first coat, one pound of paint will cover about 4 sq. yds. and 6 sq. yds. on the subsequent coats. One pound of putty for stopping will cover 20 yds.

Shingle stains require a gallon for every 500 shingles if dipped two-thirds in, and for a brush coat after laying, a gallon will cover about 200 feet of surface, or 1500 shingles.

1

gallon of priming color

will cover

50 yards

1

gallon of zinc white

will cover

50 yards

1

gallon of white paint

will cover

44 yards

1

gallon of black paint

will cover

50 yards

1

gallon of stone color

will cover

44 yards

1

gallon of yellow paint

will cover

44 yards

1

gallon of green paint

will cover

45 yards

1

gallon of emerald green

will cover

25 yards

1

gallon of bronze green

will cover

75 yards

The following table gives the comparative covering of paints by weight on various surfaces.