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How Much Everbrite or ProtectaClear Do I Need?

What materials do I need for my restoration project?

For painted metal or unpainted metal that is outside like siding, roofs, copper roofs, sculptures, painted gutters, copper gutters, weathervanes, window frames or other painted or exterior metals, you will need Everbrite Protective Coating to restore and protect the metal. Everbrite is recommended for these because of the extra U.V. protection. You will first need to clean the metal and neutralize any acid based cleaners that may have been used. The metal must be clean and completely dry before application of the coating. Most metals need 2 coats of Everbrite but some porous metals like steel will need 3 or 4 coats.

For metal that will be handled frequently like jewelry, door handles, sinks or countertops ProtectaClear is recommended. ProtectaClear is also recommended for stainless steel and mirror polished metals because it is thin and crystal clear and will not detract from the shine of the metal. ProtectaClear is tough and durable and has excellent adhesion to even highly polished metal.

Everbrite and ProtectaClear Coatings are very economical because of the excellent coverage. The coatings will cover about 1000 square feet at .5 mil wet film thickness. Two coats are recommended for most metals. It protects very well at this thickness and will still be able to expand and contract with the substrate. Everbrite Coatings have an indefinite shelf life in a closed container so if you have some left over, you will still be able to use it in the future.

You can purchase Everbrite Coatings in 5 Gal. cans, Gallons, Quarts, Pints and 4 oz. cans. Everbrite and ProtectaClear are also available in aerosol cans for hard to reach places or for touchup.

The following guidelines will help you figure out what you need. We will be happy to help you figure out what you need, call us at 916-852-0200. We have excellent customer service and technical assistance available from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday Pacific time and we also have Live Chat available.


We have various kits for specialty projects.



Kits - Coverage

Painted metal - Siding, Storage Doors, metal buildings, painted metal roofs, painted gutters.

Everbrite Kits

Trial Kit - 25 sf

Starter Kit - 125 sf

Quart Kit - 250 sf

Gallon Kit - 1000 sf

Stainless Steel - New ProtectaClear

1 oz - 4-5 sf

4 oz - 25 sf

Pint (16 oz) 125 sf

Quart (32 oz) 250 sf

Gallon - 1000 sf

Stainless Steel - with Rust that needs to be removed

ProtectaClear Kit with Stainless Steel Rust Remover

Trial Kit - 25 sf

Starter Kit - 125 sf

Quart Kit - 250 sf

Gallon Kit - 1000 sf

Copper Roof - with Tarnish that needs to be removed

Everbrite Kit with Copper Cleaning Gel

Small Kit - 12 sf

Pint Kit - 60 sf

Quart Kit - 125 sf

Call us for larger kits.

Copper Roof - Looks exactly how you want it now Everbrite Coating - Must apply 2 to 3 coats for good protection

4 oz - 12 sf

Pint (16 oz) 60 sf

Quart (32 oz) 125 sf

Gallon - 500 sf

5 Gallon Can - 2500 sf

Brass Beds ProtectaClear Brass Bed Kits

Brass Bed Kit (use your own polish)

Brass Bed Kit with Polish

Aluminum Windowframes Everbrite Kits

4 oz Kit - 25 sf

Pint Kit - 125 sf

Quart Kit - 250 sf

Gallon Kit - 1000 sf

Garage Doors Garage Door Kits

1 car garage door

2 car garage door (double)

3 car garage door (double & single)

HVLP Sprayer. Easy to use High-Volume-Low-Pressure Sprayer. Very little overspray.


The best way to figure how much you need is to figure out one wall at a time. Multiply the width by the height. If the wall is 60 feet long and is 10 feet tall, that is 600 feet. If the front of your home is 24 feet by 10 feet, that is 240 feet. Add 2 walls of 600 feet and 2 walls of 240 feet minus window space. The total wall space would be 1480 square feet minus an average of 300 sq. ft. of window space.

You can also refinish garage doors, sheds, awnings, railings, window extrusions, and many other items. Wood siding or repainted surfaces tend to use more, so you may want to purchase a little extra.

Questions? We are happy to help.