would it be lateral surface area or total surface area if your trying to find how many square feet must be painted?

Guest Mar 8, 2016

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Well, I assume you are not painting the ground or ceiling, just the walls.

Lateral surface area is the area of the curved part of a curved shape (ex. cylinder, cone, etc.).

Total surface area includes the flat bases as well.

Assuming you are only painting the walls, you would be calculating lateral surface area.

Anonymous4338 Mar 8, 2016