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Old 30-04-2011, 16:15   #1
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How much paint us required?

How many gallons of bottom paint will be needed to do a 26 foot shoal keel S2?
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Re: How much paint us required?

For 1 coat, one gallon or less.
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Really? Wow!
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Yup, probably so
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Last time I did a hull that size it took me a day and 5 litres of antifoul and 10% of thinners...
I thinned and rollered it on... by the time I'd got to the stern the bow was dry enough to start the next coat... that was two coats over the previous coupla years coats... goes a lot further than with a brush..
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Re: How much paint us required?

one gallon of anything will cover 1600 sq/ft one mil thick. To calculate how much paint you will need, figure the sq footage of your bottom and then how many coats of paint you will be putting on. When you roll bottom paint, figure 2-3 mils of paint per coat. This will tell you exactly how many gallons or quarts of paint you will need.
With 3 coats, that would make 6 mils of paint. 1600/6 = 266 sq/ft of coverage.
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