Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by avilanche still needs more than one coat
i bought the sample of the "race car stripe" red behr "premium plus" [not ultra] for a small wood painting project: paint 3 8-ft 2x2s red. simple enough project.
first, this size is GREAT for what im doing, in fact it's more than enough...about double what i needed for a single-coat job. however, even though i was told this is a "paint and primer in one," it DOES still need a second coat, but hopefully not more. the 2x2s have wood eyes and stamping on them that are still showing through after the first coat.
second, this is based from a no-voc, low-odor paint. im working inside in a small apartment [800sqft.] this DOES have an odor...if you shove your nose into the jar. but otherwise, no noticeable scent, no headaches, no lingering paint smells, and im not wondering how many of my kids brain cells im killing while working with them just feet away. ;)
third, the matte scuffs easily. i wanted to make sure it wouldnt chip like eggshell, but wasnt sure if i wanted matte or semi-gloss, i left it up to the guy behind the counter, and matte is what he chose. bad choice for what these will be used for, but alas, i cant fault the paint...im pretty sure all matte paints scuff easily. lesson learned.
last, i love this color. its not fire-engine red, but it definitely has a brightness about it. it fits my needs perfectly. it also dries within 10 to 20 minutes [much less than the 60 minutes home depot website says!]
overall, id recommend this to those with small jobs [for the size], working in small spaces or otherwise in need of no voc/low-odor paint, needs the paint to dry quick, and because the color is just great. but im going to deduct a star for needing a second coat in this "paint plus primer" paint...primer means i shouldnt have to do a second coat, especially on a darker color like red.
July 29, 2015