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How Much Paint Do I Need?

Below is a basic guide to help you decide how much paint you'll need to do that job!

Amounts may vary depending on the thickness of the material you are using. Please see manufacturer's Product Specifications or Data Sheet for recommended number of coats and coverage.

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Size & Type
of Boat

Bottom
Paint
Topside
Poly
Topside
Enamel
Waterline
Deck
Interior
10' Dinghy   1 quart 1 quart      
14' Outboard 1-2 quarts 1 quart 1 quart   1 quart  
18' Runabout
2 quarts 1 quart 2 quarts 1 pint 1 quart  
20' Sailboat 3 quarts 2 quarts 2 quarts 1 pint 1gallon  
24' Runabout 3-4 quarts 2 quarts 2 quarts 1 pint 1 quart  
30' Sailboat 1.5 gallons 3 quarts 1 gallon 1 pint 2 quarts 2 quarts
32' Cruiser 1.5-2 gallons 3 quarts 1 gallon 1 pint 2 quarts 2 quarts
36' Auxiliary 2 gallons 5 quarts 2 gallons 1 pint 1 gallon 3 quarts
40' Sailboat 2.5 gallons 6 quarts 2.5 gallons 2 pints 1.5 gallons 1 gallon
45' Sailboat 3-3.5 gallons 8 quarts 3 gallons 3 pints 2 gallons 1+ gallons
50' Sportfisher 4+ gallons 8 quarts 3 gallons 4 pints 2.5 gallons 1+ gallons

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