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To use the online calculators, click on the calculator icons to input the numbers into the equations. For some items, there is a swap option to reverse the calculation - i.e. "Converting ft/s to m/s" becomes "Converting m/s to ft/s" if you click on the swap button. Results are rounded.

Index

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
LOSS Loss Factor (%)

Paint Equations

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

Paint Equations

VS% = DFT x COV
    10
COV = 10 x VS%
    DFT
DFT = WFT x VS%
    100

Temperature Conversion

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

Imperial

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

Velocity

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

Pressure

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

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