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Re: How much Paint

1 gallon.
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Re: How much Paint

1 gallon and maybe a little thinner. Putting on a minimum of paint each year prevents the awful, scaly, difficult to remove, buildup that occurs when too much paint gets put on. Coverage recommendations by paint manufacturers are designed to sell paint. 2 coats.... maybe on a bare hull, no reason thereafter.
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Re: How much Paint

"Is it like interior house paint--500 square feet per gallon for the first coat, less for the second??"
Similar, but IIRC 400sf to the gallon for house paint, and about the same for bottom paint, no matter how many coats there are. When in doubt, buy the extra gallon, it can usually be returned if it isn't opened. Easier than running back in the middle of the job. Or, you put it away for next year, because the price is only going UP faster than whatever interest your money could make.
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Geeze, I got two full, unthinned coats on a 30 footer, with one gallon.
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Re: How much Paint

I did 2 full and 4 on the leading edges and water line with 1 gal on a 25' WL fin keel. I do not see the need to buy 5 gals frankly, unless you have something on par with a REALLY LONG full keel boat of some sort. But if you are in the 4-6K disp range, a gal should do it.

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Re: How much Paint

I get 2 coats out of a gallon of Petit Horizons, and that will last a couple of years easily. That's for a 30 footer with a fin keel.
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Re: How much Paint

Typical ablative required in FL, I'd say 2 gallons for 4 thick coats of ablative on a 27 foot fin keel.

It took about 1 quart for me to do the REALLY thin stuff on my fin keel 25 footer. I put 4 coats on, but it was VC17m... which is VERY thin. So I used 1 gallon.
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Re: How much Paint

Well, thank you aall for the responses I am apreciative. I am going to buy, so I think now, tomorrow a 5 gallon bucket for 250 to 300 ( if hagglling is successful) for some abalitve paint from sailors exchange in St. Augastine. I figure I can ut 2 gallons on and hoppefully seal and store the rest for next time. I will ask some more questions tmmrw to the guys up there to make sure the ppaint is not years old already or crap. They usually have always been good dealings thus far.
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Re: How much Paint

Maybe you can find someone else who will pay you to paint their bottom with the leftover paint, maybe two bottoms. That way you get yours for free and make a little profit out of the deal.
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Re: How much Paint

Harborless, there are many ways to store paint, to prevent it from skinning or kickin goff in a partly full can. So I'd suggest asking about that, and buying a couple of empty paint cans at any paint store (they all have them) so you can store FULL sealed cans if you decide to keep the extra.
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