Applied Coating Amounts with Metering Rod

Technical Data
Rod Size Wet Thickness Grams Dry Per Sq Meter % Solids Lbs. Dry Per 3,000 Sq. Ft. % Solids
Wire # Mils Microns 30% 40% 75% 100% 30% 40% 75% 100%
#2 1/2 .25 6.4 1.82 2.42 4.54 6.05 1.12 1.49 2.79 3.72
#3 .3 7.6 2.18 2.91 5.47 7.29 1.34 1.79 3.36 4.48
#4 .4 10.2 2.91 3.88 6.83 9.11 1.79 2.39 4.47 5.96
#5 .5 12.7 3.64 4.85 9.11 12.14 2.24 2.98 5.60 7.46
#6 .6 15.2 4.38 5.82 10.93 14.58 2.69 3.58 6.72 8.96
#7 .7 17.8 5.09 6.80 12.74 16.99 3.13 4.18 7.83 10.44
#8 .8 20.3 5.82 7.78 14.58 19.43 3.58 4.78 8.96 11.94
#9 .9 22.9 6.56 8.34 16.40 21.87 4.03 5.37 10.08 13.44
#10 1.0 25.4 7.28 9.71 18.21 24.28 4.48 5.97 11.19 14.92
#11 1.1 27.9 8.00 10.69 20.04 26.72 4.92 6.57 12.32 16.42
#12 1.2 30.5 8.74 11.65 21.87 29.16 5.37 7.16 13.44 17.92
#13 1.3 33.0 9.47 12.63 23.71 31.60 5.82 7.76 14.57 19.42
#14 1.4 35.6 10.20 13.60 25.51 34.00 6.27 8.36 15.68 20.90
#15 1.5 38.1 10.93 14.58 27.32 36.41 6.72 8.96 16.79 22.38
#16 1.6 40.6 11.65 15.54 29.14 38.85 7.16 9.55 17.91 23.88
#17 1.7 43.2 12.38 16.51 30.99 41.29 7.61 10.15 19.04 25.38
#18 1.8 45.7 13.11 17.49 32.78 43.70 8.06 10.75 20.15 26.86
#19 1.9 48.3 13.85 18.45 34.61 46.14 8.51 11.34 21.27 28.36
#20 2.0 50.8 14.58 19.43 36.41 48.55 8.96 11.94 22.38 29.84
#22 2.2 55.9 16.03 21.36 40.07 53.43 9.85 13.13 24.63 32.84
#24 2.4 61.0 17.49 23.37 43.72 58.28 10.75 14.33 26.87 35.82
#26 2.6 66.0 18.94 25.25 47.38 63.16 11.64 15.52 29.12 38.82
#28 2.8 71.1 20.40 27.20 51.04 68.04 12.54 16.72 31.37 41.82
#30 3.0 76.2 21.85 29.14 54.65 72.86 13.43 17.91 33.59 44.78
#32 3.2 81.3 23.31 31.09 58.28 77.72 14.33 19.11 35.82 47.76
#34 3.4 83.4 24.76 33.04 61.92 82.55 15.22 20.31 38.06 50.74
#36 3.6 91.4 26.23 34.96 65.55 87.40 16.12 21.48 40.29 53.72
#38 3.8 96.5 27.66 36.92 69.21 92.28 17.01 22.69 42.54 56.72
#40 4.0 101.6 29.14 38.85 72.86 97.13 17.91 23.88 44.78 59.70
#42 4.2 106.7 30.60 40.79 76.49 101.98 18.81 25.07 47.01 62.68
#44 4.4 111.8 32.07 42.74 80.15 106.86 19.71 26.27 49.26 65.68
#46 4.6 116.8 33.53 44.67 83.79 111.70 20.61 27.46 51.50 68.66
#48 4.8 121.9 34.96 46.62 87.42 116.56 21.49 28.66 53.73 71.64
#50 5.0 127.0 36.43 48.57 91.06 121.40 22.39 29.85 55.97 74.62
#52 5.2 132.1 37.88 50.50 94.72 126.29 23.28 31.04 58.22 77.62
#54 5.4 137.2 39.34 52.45 98.38 131.17 24.18 32.24 60.47 80.62
#56 5.6 142.2 40.79 65.39 102.00 135.98 25.07 33.43 62.69 83.58
#58 5.8 147.3 42.25 56.34 105.68 140.83 25.97 34.63 64.92 86.56
#60 6.0 152.4 43.70 58.28 109.29 145.71 26.86 35.82 67.17 89.56
#62 6.2 157.5 45.17 60.22 112.93 150.56 27.76 37.01 69.41 92.54
#64 6.4 162.6 46.63 62.16 116.56 155.41 28.66 38.21 71.64 95.52
#66 6.6 167.6 48.08 64.12 120.20 160.26 29.55 39.41 73.88 98.50
#68 6.8 172.7 49.54 66.07 123.86 165.14 30.45 40.61 76.13 101.50
#70 7.0 177.8 50.99 67.99 127.49 169.99 31.34 41.79 78.36 104.48
#72 7.2 182.9 52.45 69.93 131.14 174.84 32.24 42.98 80.60 107.46
#74 7.4 188.0 53.90 71.88 134.76 179.69 33.13 44.18 82.83 110.44
#76 7.6 193.0 55.37 73.82 138.43 184.57 34.03 45.37 85.08 113.44
#78 7.8 195.1 56.81 75.77 142.07 189.42 34.92 46.57 87.32 116.42
#80 8.0 203.2 58.28 77.71 145.73 194.30 95.82 47.76 89.57 119.42
#82 8.2 208.3 59.74 79.66 149.34 199.11 36.72 48.96 91.79 122.38
#84 8.4 213.4 61.19 81.59 153.00 203.99 37.61 50.15 94.04 125.38
#86 8.6 218.4 62.66 83.53 156.63 208.84 38.51 51.34 96.27 128.36
#88 8.8 223.5 64.12 85.48 160.28 213.69 39.41 52.51 98.51 131.34
#90 9.0 228.6 65.58 87.42 163.90 218.53 40.31 53.72 100.74 134.32

 

Percent Solids = 100 x Dry Coating Weight (or volume)
Wet Coating Weight (or volume)



*8 lb./gallon coating weights assumed. All coatings are theoretical. Actual amounts applied may vary depending upon web characteristics and the rheology of the coatings.