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How much pool paint do I need?

February 04, 2020

We're asked all the time about how much paint will be needed for the job. First, determine the square foot area to be painted. Measure the length (L) and width (W) of the pool as well as an average depth (D). Note: This assumes a rectangular pool with two equal length long sides, two two equal length short sides and rectangular bottom. If your pool is irregular in shape, then you will need to modify the results. Calculate the following: L x W =  ____ L x D x 2 = ____  W x D = ____  Then add all three numbers together for the Total Area (TA). Next, to determine the number of 1 gallon kits needed to paint...

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How to apply DTM paint while at sea

February 02, 2016

Waterbased DTM paint is perfect for application while at sea. But it can be tricky to apply given the rapidly changing conditions.  Here are some practical tips on how to apply DTM at sea:  If its raining -- obviously wet paint will wash right off ​a ​surface in the rain. The key thing to know is how long do you have to wait following rain. You'll need to wait at least 24 hours for surfaces to dry and in particularly muggy circumstances even longer.  On a windy day -- While it's tempting to try spraying​ paint the same direction as wind is blowing for faster application, it generally will only create a huge mess and waste product. If you have to spray in windy...

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