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Updated versions of our Elasta-Gard Roofing Guide Specifications are now online. The Elasta-Gard BUR/MB, C, M, and SP Aliphatic systems, and Permathane Aliphatic (now named Permathane Aliphatic II) are now two-coat systems utilizing our 70620-CA and 7490-CA coatings. Please note: Elasta-Gard M utilizes 70630 and 7490-CA.

The updated Guide Specifications are available on our Roofing Literature page, and on the main Guide Specifications page. Look for systems marked with the  tag.

New versions of our Chemical Resistant Urethane (CRU) and Polyaspartic are now available. Product data sheets for our new 70817/70818 clear CRU, 70817-01/70818 white CRU, and 70869/70819 Polyaspartic are online. All our Flooring Product Data Sheets can be found here and here.

We've updated the Guide Specifications for systems using those products. Flooring Guide Specifications can be found here and here. Look for the  tag for systems with updated Guide Specifications featuring our new CRU and Polyaspartic. Decorative Peda-Gard system Guide Specifications have also been updated; they are available here and here.

The 2017 NEOGARD Application Manuals are now available online. Changes to this year's manuals include:

  • New or updated systems in every segment
  • Less repeated text in the system application instructions
  • Wall-Gard HD included in the Flooring manual

The new manuals are available on our Support Literature page, as well as the pages for the Flooring, Roofing, and Waterproofing/Deck Coating segments.

Theoretical coverages are those calculated for glass-smooth surfaces with no allowances made for loss. Manufacturers publish theoretical coverages instead of actual coverages because they cannot anticipate job or surface conditions. Therefore, published coverage rates should only be used as a guide for estimating material requirements for a given job.

Actual coverage will be less than theoretical coverage. When coatings are applied over concrete, many factors such as the surface texture, overspray loss, container residue, equipment characteristics, and applicator technique will directly affect the amount of coating material required to meet the designed in-place dry film thickness (DFT). Therefore, it is very important that additional material be added to the theoretical quantities to ensure that the proper coating thickness is applied. Items to consider are:


Shot-blasted Concrete: Even though the surface texture appears to be fairly smooth, this surface may require 5%–15% additional material than the theoretical amount.

Wind Loss: During spray applications, up to 30% of the coating may be lost due to wind. Consider using wind screens and add wind loss to your coating calculations.

Miscellaneous Loss: A miscellaneous factor must be added to the theoretical coverage rate to cover losses due to material left in containers, equipment problems, etc. Use a percentage factor of between 3% to 10%, depending on the contractor’s experience and efficiency.


Calculating Theoretical Coverage

Any liquid, when applied at a thickness of one mil (1/1000 inch) will cover 1604 square feet per gallon. Another way to state this is that one gallon of any liquid, applied over a 100 square foot surface, will be 16 mils thick when wet. To determine dry mils (or how much is left when the solvents are gone), multiply 16 (wet mils) times the solids content (by volume) of the particular liquid. Solids by weight should not be used in this formula.


50% solids by volume = 16 (wet mils) x 0.5 (50% solids by volume) = 8 dry mils.

To determine how much total material is required to cover 100 square feet, divide the total system thickness (expressed in mils) by the number of dry mils per gallon.


System = 32 dry mils total

Material (50% solids by volume) = 8 dry mils per gallon

32 divided by 8 = 4 gallons per 100 square feet

% Solids by Volume X 1604 ÷ Desired Dry Mils = Coverage Rate


Calculating Actual Coverage

To determine total material requirements for a job, add estimated losses due to field conditions to theoretical coverages. Depending on jobsite conditions, up to 50% additional material may be required to meet the designed in-place dry film thickness (DFT).