Posted by **Matt** on Monday, September 17, 2007 at 8:12pm.

A gallon of paint can cover an area of 385 square feet. How thick is the coat of paint in inches.

HELP PLEASE!!!

thanks

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**bobpursley**, Monday, September 17, 2007 at 8:25pm
It is not a good question, a gallon of wet paint dries, and the volume shrinks by about one half.

Ignoring that reality, volume of paint is area * thickness

1gallon= 385ft^2^thickness.

You will have to make some unit conversions. You can check your work by putting this in the Google Search window:

1gallon/385ft^2 in inches

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