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    I need to convert mils of thickness, like 2.5 mils to gallons of material used. An example is say I want to spray a board with finish that is 2.5mils thick. The board is 48" x 96" in size. How many gallons of material did I use? Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Converting Mils to Gallons

    Originally posted by Unregistered
    I need to convert mils of thickness, like 2.5 mils to gallons of material used. An example is say I want to spray a board with finish that is 2.5mils thick. The board is 48" x 96" in size. How many gallons of material did I use? Thanks for your help.
    Generally, sprayed material (paints, etc) have a carrier which evaporates, so you have to distinguish between initial thickness before anything evaporates, and final thickness after drying is complete.

    For the initial thickness, area times thickness is volume, and 231 in³ is a gallon. For your board 48" x 96" x 0.0025" = 11.52 in³ = 0.05 gallons roughly.

    As to final thickness, I don't know.

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