Measure Your Float

For Metallic or Vinyl Sheeting, determine the surface area of the top of the float by measuring and multiplying the length X width (in feet), then divide by 9. Repeat this procedure for the sides, ends and props. For example, if your float is 8 foot wide and 20 foot long, you would multiply 8 X 20 = 160 square feet. A square yard covers 9 feet. Dividing 160 by 9 would give you 17.78. Round up so you don’t short yourself on coverage. Keep in mind it is best to purchase a little extra material for splicing or overlap.

When determining the amount of Fringe or Festooning you need, just measure in feet the length of areas of your float you wish to outline.

To outline an 8 foot by 20 foot float bed in metallic fringe and festoon, you’d need to buy 6 sections of 15 inch fringe and 3 sections of festoon.

Remember, 15 inch drop vinyl or metallic fringe is produced in sections 10 foot long. Festoon is produced in 20 foot sections. The 30 inch drop metallic fringe is sold in 14 foot long sections.

Deco-Puffs cover approximately 1-2 square feet of surface area, depending on how thick the tissue product is applied.  Generally, measure the surface area to be covered in feet.  The total can be used as the amount of packages of Deco-Puffs needed or you can divide the total by 1.5 or 2, depending on how thick of coverage is desired.  As a general rule, most customers use 1 package of Deco-Puffs per every 1.5 square feet of surface area.

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Walt Evans Decorators, Inc.
8812 N County Rd 225 W
Brazil, Indiana  USA 47834
Call us at: 888-446-7621
Fax us at: 812-446-7620


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