Enter the area to be glued and the glue amount into the calculator to determine the glue coverage.

Glue Coverage Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the glue coverage.

GC = (A * G) / T


  • GC is the glue coverage (square inches) A is the area to be glued (square inches) G is the glue amount (ounces) T is the thickness of the glue layer (inches)

To calculate the glue coverage, multiply the area to be glued by the glue amount. Then divide the result by the thickness of the glue layer.

What is a Glue Coverage?

Glue coverage refers to the extent to which an adhesive (glue) is spread over the surfaces that are to be joined together. It is an important factor in ensuring a strong bond between the materials. Insufficient glue coverage may result in weak joints and potential failure of the bond, while excessive glue can lead to wastage and messy work. Therefore, achieving optimal glue coverage is crucial in various applications such as woodworking, construction, and manufacturing.

How to Calculate Glue Coverage?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Glue Coverage.

  1. First, determine the area to be glued (A) in square inches.
  2. Next, determine the amount of glue (G) in ounces.
  3. Next, determine the thickness of the glue layer (T) in inches.
  4. Next, gather the formula from above = GC = (A * G) / T.
  5. Finally, calculate the Glue Coverage (GC).
  6. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

area to be glued (A) = 50 square inches

glue amount (G) = 2 ounces

thickness of the glue layer (T) = 0.5 inches