Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 951
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JPN80 French Silver PPU18-05 mainly medium lavender grey, Needs at least 2 coats for knockdown textured walls
Packaging: The paint cans were well packaged and no paint leaked from the cans.
Paint Color: French Silver PPU18-05 is a medium lavender grey in most light; I thought it would be more of a medium blue grey based on how the color appeared on my computer, which is partially correct. If it's overcast, it looks medium grey. Likewise, if it's bright and sunny, the color looks more blue-ish medium grey. Despite being a moody color (i.e. the color appears to change in different light), it's a neutral tone that does well with most colors except for cooler medium blues. For example, it matches well with builder grade beige paint (in my case, Sherwin Williams D.R. Horton White), Behr Baritone 680F-7 (deep brownish purple - another moody color), and Behr Parsnip 440A-1 (light minty green).
Paint Application, Cleanup, and Smell: This paint was still too thick to apply with a nap roller or a Wooster brush; once I thinned the paint with water per manufacturer recommendations for paint sprayer application, the paint adhered to the walls smoothly. Since my walls are knockdown textured, I have to have 2 coats of any paint brand and this one was no exception.
Cleanup was easy - just wash painting supplies in soap and water.
The paint smell from the eggshell finish was about the same as Glidden eggshell paint finishes; SH and BM eggshell finishes are a bitter stronger than Behr's.
October 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thapickypainter EXCELLENT PAINT AND COVERS VERY WELL
This is the brand I strongly recommend to my customers that hire me. It covers in one coat, if applied right with the exception, dark reds or burgundies do require two coats. But I used Valspar in past and that brand always requires two to three coats for good coverage, it is like, transparent when it goes on and I am not happy when I walk onto a job and see Valspar or any other brand of paint. I know I will be applying two or more coats.
STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS BRAND FOR GOOD COVERAGE, GOOD QUALITY AND PROFESSIONAL COVERAGE.
If you don't get good coverage with one coat then you are not applying it properly and are not using the right nap with roller covers. There is a difference in naps on covers and you must know the right nap to use on different surfaces. If in doubt, get online and do your research but this is the only brand I prefer to use and I am a professional interior painter with 25 years experience.
April 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Excellent coverage, Perfect Color
I received a gallon of Behr Premium Plus Ultra Interior Eggshell paint in perfect taupe. The paint came nicely and carefully packaged, requiring little mixing as one would initially believe. We painted over standard finish wall paint which usually absorbs the paint requiring a second coat. But with this paint, this wasn't the case. We were able to paint the wall flawlessly with one coat to our surprise. The paint does have some odor but didn't stick around too long. Great consistency, coverage and application.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by artist1 One coat over red did it.
I love this paint and recommend it to all of my friends. When I moved my art gallery into a new location, we were faced with red walls and grass skirts. Once the skirts were removed, I thought it would take many coats of paint to cover the red, but with one coat it was gone. We did two, just to be safe, but it only took a day to complete 800-plus square feet beautifully, turning a tiki tanning salon into an elegant gallery space almost overnight. The paint goes on smoothly, doesn't run like other top brands and doesn't dry so fast that you run into problems going back over areas you missed. I can't say enough about this paint.
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Leigh Great coverage and colors
I manage a salon suites with 50 suites. We allow our new tenants to choose their own colors for their suite. Why? Color is so important to how you feel and also wall color is important to a colorist to make sure their hair colors they do look true. I send my new tenants to Home Depot and ask them to pick up paint chips from Behr. I specify Behr because it covers so well. No matter what color was on the wall before we get a great true color. If they come back with another manufacturers color chip, I get Home Depot to make the color but with Behr paint. The Ultra Interior is our contractors choice as well.
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PaintMaven Honestly keep going back to this paint
I originally started using Behr over a decade ago after they got a great Consumer Reports review. And yes, I've tried other paint brands, even paints from dedicated paint stores. Every time I try a different paint, I return to Behr. It just works. And I'm a pretty big do-it-yourselfer and I've owned a few houses and a rental property, so I've had more than my fair share of painting rooms. Behr is easy because the colors come out accurately, they work like they are supposed to, and they stay vibrant. I have a pretty busy life, so it's good to know this is a product that consistently works. Coverage is very good.
June 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by klingamana What I rely on for interior painting
I have used this for most of my interior painting projects. When I have not used it, because of a sale on another brand, I found my self wishing I had just spent a little more and got what works. Covers in one coat if not changing a drastic color change. Even when I did need to do a second coat on a color change project I could cover on the second coat with ease. Eggshell looks great on just about any interior room wall. Super easy clean up and no odor. When I'm done there is no reminder in the air that I just painted a room in the house.
July 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LParker Wasted a whole weekend, only to have to redo!
We spent the entire weekend painting an interior hallway with Behr Plus Ultra Eggshell Enamel. The problem? Streaking and texture differences from roller path to the next roller path. We painted over the walls at least 4 times, waiting for dry time and using quality Purdy rollers. I finally gave it up at 6 p.m. tonight and am going to a flat paint from SW. What a waste of time and money!
July 17, 2016