WFT Wet Film Thickness (µm)
VS% Volume Solids (%)
VSthin VS after Thinning (%)
Volinitial Initial volume of paint (L)
Volfinal Final volume of paint (L)
DFT Dry Film Thickness (µm)
COV Coverage (M2/L)
µm Micrometres/Microns
M2/L Square Metre per L

Paint Equations

WFT = DFT  x 100   VS% = DFT x Cov
    .VS%       10
DFT = 10 x VS%     COV = 10 x VS%
    Cov         DFT
VSthin = Volinitial x VS%     DFT = WFT x VS%
    Volfinal       100

Temperature Conversion

C° to F° = 9/5 x C° + 32
F° to C° = 5/9 x (F° - 32)
1000 µm = 1 mm

Phonetic Alphabet

Alpha November
Bravo Oscar
Charlie Papa
Delta Quebec
Echo Romeo
Foxtrot Sierra
Golf Tango
Hotel Uniform
India Victor
Juliet Whiskey
Kilo X-ray
Lima Yankee
Mike Zulu


in/min - cm/s x 0.0423
ft/s - m/s x 0.3048


psi - kPa x 6.8948
psi - MPa x 0.00689
psi - bar x 0.0689


1 US Gallon = 3.79L
1 UK Gallon = 4.54L
Yards to M = x 0.9144
Feet to M = x 0.3048
Inches to mm x 25.4

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