Calories Burned Painting

Compare the calories burned painting to a variety of other activities at the calories burned chart.

Painting is a fairly low impact activity, but you might be surprised by the amount of calories burned painting. It is not comparable to the amount of calories burned sprinting, for example, but painting wont leave you exhausted and sweaty either, which is always a bonus when burning calories and losing weight.

Painting the outside of the house is the kind of dull chore that you end up having to do every couple of years. Painting interior walls is also common enough. Fortunately, the amount of calories burned painting exterior and interior walls is fairly similar, though the extra ladder climbing on outside walls might give it a slight advantage.

Painting doesn’t have to be dull and boring, however. In fact a lot of people genuinely enjoy painting, and like to see a room or house refreshed with a new coat of paint or even a different color. So if you enjoy painting then the calories burned painting are just a bonus, and if you don’t enjoy painting, then think of the calories burned and you wont mind quite so much.

Calories Burned – Painting

The number of calories burned painting will vary, based on your weight while painting.

All data is from the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 266 calories burned painting per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 317 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 368 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 419 calories burned per hour

So what you can take away from the above is that the amount of calories burned painting is not huge.

The good thing, however, is that painting rarely takes only an hour, so while the amount of calories burned painting may not be immediately impressive, they will add up over the entirety of a painting job and help you achieve your weight loss goals slowly and steadily.

To see even more calorie burning activities check out the calories burned chart.