Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 907
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by tfahlberg Does not adhere well to previously wallpapered surfaces
The product worked fine over a flat finish and drywall, but did not adhere well over a previously wallpapered surface.
When I used this product over flat paint and drywall, it adhered well, had good coverage and a uniform finish. No problems. However when I used it on a surface that had been wallpapered, it performed poorly. Under the wallpaper the wall was in good shape with a relatively flat finish. I passed a damp rag over it, let it dry and started cutting. I immediately ran into problems with adherence. If there was a small drip and I waited 30 seconds to smooth it out, the paint stuck to the brush and came off the wall.
I washed the wall with TSP, rinsed it, let it dry and tried again. Same problem. I then sanded the wall, but no improvement.
Glidden Gripper adhered just fine, even without the TSP. I will have to use the Gripper on the entire wall, and then use the Behr product over that to avoid wasting it. However, it would have been cheaper to buy regular paint rather than this product.
March 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Honkworm Worst paint I've ever used
I've painted many times and never had to apply 3 coats ever, except with this paint. Light green over medium green, showed lots of bleed through and halo effect around the cut in area. I did 2 rooms, different colors, 2nd room original color was light over light color, same problem. I won't use Behr ever again. After, I read other reviews, not at HD, and many have the same problem as well as other problems. I've used cheap paint from Walmart that covered better. I'll try another brand next time I paint.
September 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Emily Dont waste your money
This is the worst paint I have ever used. Had to give 3 coats for coverage for a light beige. Cannot touch up afterwards without painting and cutting in entire wall.
September 27, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mark3539 Disappointing
Had this paint mixed in a pastel mint green, and was painting a room that had previously been painted a dark green color. We got the premium plus with primer so we would only have to use one coat...wrong! We still had to go back and do a second coat. We did better with the regular Behr paint using the same color over brown. The paint and primer in one is a waste of money if you still have to go back and second coat everything. I think next time I'll go back to Valspar. I seem to have better success with it.
August 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Blondie Don't waste your money
I am very disgusted with the way this paint goes on the walls. I used eggshell and painted over light cream walls and it still needs another coat. I have bought cheap Walmart paint that goes on easier and looks better. I think this paint is horrible and wonder what the so called primer is suppose to do. I am starting over with a different brand and will never purchase Behr paint again.
August 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Daniel Don't bother, try the Ralph Lauren instead.
Don't bother with this paint, the eggshell finish is much shinier than anticipated, leaves an inconsistent finish, doesn't cover well and runs easy. I've done a lot of painting over the years and this paint is has fallen to the bottom of my list. Try the Ralph Lauren eggshell paint instead, for about the same cost it leaves a really beautiful finish and Homedepot just brought it back.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TestTrack Easy to work with, great coverage, no smell
Before choosing this paint I looked through consumer reviews of this paint against others. I was surprised to learn that this is not the highest regarded paint. There are comments from amateurs and professionals regarding the quality of this product. Although I take reviews seriously, the colours I'd chosen were in the Ultra range and I decided to take my chances.
I used this paint on freshly primed drywall, and went for a dark, coffee colour, as an accent. I was expecting to have to give it a couple of coats and to work it in to get a consistent opacity against the white and less than perfect primed surface.
The first thing I noticed about the Ultra, is how thick it is. At first I thought this was going to present problems but in fact it cuts down drips and splatter, although it does take a bit of effort to charge up rollers for the first time.
The paint does take some working in. But I just completed a major accent wall and went around to 'touch up' in the usual fashion. Not only are there no patches where the paint appears thin, there is also no indication of excessive paint application.
I bought 2 gallons and 1 would have been enough. Certainly one coat is all that's required, and I'm being pedantic in patching over the lighter areas, as there are none. Just pin head size spots where the paint didn't quite spread.
One thing to note is that I have been using a 1000 watt spot light which has made a huge difference to the finish, and also helps the paint dry quicker. As this has a slight gloss to it, I've been angling the light about 45 degrees on the wall.
I'm very pleased that I took my chances with this paint. I did paint a scrap of drywall which is unprimed, with this ultra paint. This did not work out well and I would have been disappointed with the final finish. But the primed surfaces don't need to be great, and only one coat of this is enough. The dry appearance is wonderful and the eggshell is about right in terms of glossiness.
October 27, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HatetoPaint Glad I ignored the most recent reviews.
I was worried about purchasing this paint after reading the reviews online. I went for it anways.
I have a light lavender paint that I had to cover. I purchased this paint and tinted it Raffia Ribbon.
It only took one coat and it looks great. I painted a 10x12 room and used less than one gallon. The paint was thicker which worked out great for me. I didn't have to tarp the carpet off because the paint didn't fling every where while I rolled it on the wall.
I will buy this paint again in the future.
September 11, 2013