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HOW MUCH DOES A COATING REALLY COST?



We sell our coatings by the litre whereas many other manufacturers of floor coatings sell their products by the kilo. They do this to make the buyer think that they are getting more product than they actually are. A 5 kg pack often contains less than 3 litres because it contains dense filler.


When coatings contain solvent the real cost of a coating becomes even more obscure. Because the solids content is given as a percentage by weight and the solvent has a lower density than the other ingredients, its percentage by volume is greater, so the dry film thickness is even less than a simple calculation would indicate.


Another point to watch is that some water based floor coatings are often sold as ‘solvent free’. If the product data states that the coating is water miscible, water dilute-able or that equipment can be washed in water the product is almost certainly contains water.

You can use this calculator to work out the actual coat of an applied coating. Just add the product data and press ‘tab’ or click update to calculate the cost

Coating comparative cost table revised 2 5.12.10 -1.xls
             
COATING DRY FILM COST CALCULATOR  
Enter product details in the red cells below to calculate the cost per square metre of a dry paint film 125 microns thick.  
Enter pack size Select pack units Enter density - SG Volume litres Enter solids content %. Enter 100 for solvent free Select solvent type  
 
         
Solvent Volume Solids volume Enter pack Cost Actual cost of 125 microns of dry coating  
  per square metre per square yard