Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 57
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by paintproject2014 Excellent product for an Excellent price!
My husband and I have been replacing some rotten house siding and wood trim as well as repainting soffits that the paint is peeling off. Our house is over 40 years old (had been painted with in a couple of years prior to us purchasing) and even though home improvement projects are expected, I believe we wouldn't be dealing with these problems if they had primed with an Exterior Behr Primer and Sealer. We are making sure we do the job right and have used Behr Premium Plus Multi-Surface Primer and Sealer. It is a thicker consistency that is easy to paint with; it goes on great, covering well with just one coat. Dry time is pretty quick which is a very time efficient feature. Excellent product!
June 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Fred It's fine
I use this primer mostly for INTERIOR wood work (primarily poplar) and it works OK. It dries fast and so doesn't level out all that well but then, what latex primer does? It seems to form a perfectly fine base for latex topcoats. Since all latex primers will raise the grain of bare wood substantially you must "touch sand" before the first topcoat. This product does not touch sand out as well as BM Fresh Start, but at about half the price I can live with that - but I'm an advanced DIY'er not a commercial painter. How this would hold up as an exterior primer - I can't say.
August 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Granuja Still a Great Product
I've used Behr products for years and remember when this primer was INCREDIBLY adhesive and fast drying. After new EPA regulations and years later, it still grabs on pretty well and dries fast. Now you have a little more time to clean up after a job or if there's a spill but before, cleaning had to be done immediately. Otherwise, spills and drips would be permanent and brushes and rollers would have to be thrown out. NOTE: If you are going to take a break (more than 5 min.) while using this, put your brushes / rollers in water! I recommend using this primer especially if you are painting over high gloss or semigloss paint and I also like to have it tinted to a new color I may be thinking about or the same color as the finish coat. I have NEVER had a finish coat that has been applied over this peel or crack. It is still a great product.
April 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigDog Quick delivery makes overordering unnecessary.
It would be helpful if this came in 5 gallon buckets for larger jobs. Also a standard darker color primer would be good when using the darker final coat paints. Coverage, particularly using the white primer with a darker finish coat is much lower than specs predict. Two thin finish coats make a much better finish than trying one heavy finish coat. Always start in the back of the building to work out the kinks.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve A VERY Aggresive Primer
I've used several other primers including Kilz but this one is my favorite. It is a *very* aggressively sticky primer and stays tacky afterwards for fantastic paint/surface adhesion. While Kilz gives better stain blocking the adhesive qualities of this primer is what sets this product apart from others. The downside to this is though while it will clean up with water as long as it doesn't dry, it is extremely difficult to remove if it's dried (by design). So good luck getting it off you, you'll likely be wearing it to work and still scratching it off during the day!
July 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VtRod Really an outstanding paint
While at the top end of the price point for paints, this paint went on smoothly and covered very well. I painted a very old 8' x 10' slightly rusted metal shed. I first cleaning it with a TSP solution, followed by a coat of economical primer and finally this high-end finish paint. I expect it to hold up very well and not to fade. It was a lot of work, but good prep is key to any painting project.
July 29, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by crowley Behr primer not what it used to be.
Years ago I switched from Kilz exterior primer to Behr 436 and found it to be superior in thickness and quality. My most recent gallon purchase, however, was watered down and did not afford nearly the coverage or filling capacity as the primer I'd bought in the past. . I'm returning the can I have back to Home Depot and going back to another brand. Bad move Behr.
July 25, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by greg Substitute for Deck paint!
I wanted to buy 'deck' paint but was told that there was no such thing. I bought this primer and a floor paint as a recommended substitute. It is double the work and I am not impressed with the coverage. Of course, the deck paint I used three years ago pealed and chipped off. So, maybe there is no such thing as good 'deck' paint. And 'yes' I did all the prep it called for and waited several sunny days to be sure that the deck was totally dry.
July 14, 2015