How much paint is in your gallon?
For some reason this question didn't come to mind sooner, years go.
Anyway, about a week ago I purchased another gallon of Behr (Home Depot) paint, a solid stain for decks. As is now almost always the case, the paint department took out a "gallon" of base into which they add the color elements needed. Today I decided to use some, and figured I'd try shaking to mix the "full" gallon if there was enough room in the can. To my surprise there was a sound of considerable space. Upon opening I'd say the paint was about 2 inches below the full (lid). Looking at the can I see it states the base was 116 oz, or about 90% of a gallon. To this the store added color, and my color is rather dark (a color called Sable) so it took a lot of colorant, but no were near enough to fill the can. I wonder how much paint I really got in my "gallon". Is the can really big enough to hold 140 oz or something near that amount to allow space to add colorant and easily shake the "full" can to mix? Measuring the outside dimensions of the can I get approximately 7 3/4 tall with about 6 3/4 inch diameter - the same size as another paint (Walmart) that being white didn't require any colorant, and the can states 128 oz. I don't recall how much space was above the paint level when that can was full.
I'd not be happy to learn I got significantly less than a 128 oz, a full gallon. I could excuse being a couple of oz short, but not a pint or more short.