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Stain Calculator

Find Out How Much Stain Your Project Needs


Wondering how much stain you need to complete your DIY project? Our simple-to-use stain calculator helps you determine the right amount of stain for your project before you start staining.

What are you staining?

Enter Measurements

Flat Surface 1

ft. long X ft. wide
Vertical Surface 1

ft. long X ft. high
Subtract Area of Openings

Doors windows

Your project is : 0 sq. ft.

The number of gallons you'll need will vary based on what product you use.


*Numbers are based on an approximate calculation.

How To Use

Using the calculator above is quick and easy. Follow these steps, calculate your quantity, and then confidently buy the right amount stain for your staining project.

Determine the right amount of stain for your project

  1. Measure the height and width of every wall or surface you wish to stain
  2. Use our "Add a surface" feature to match the number of surfaces in the calculation to your number of measured surfaces
  3. Fill in the open boxes of each row (Surface 1...Surface 2...etc) with your measurements
  4. Enter the total number of windows and doors respectively
  5. Press the Calculate button
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