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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Learn to prep correctly before criticizing
To the few poor reviews out of hundreds, you may want to learn to prep your work correctly before criticizing the paint. I have been painting for many years with everything from top of the line paints to just average paints. Even with just average paints, good results are usually always possible with proper prep work. Behr paints are much better than average paints as a whole. I use them on occasion and have always had very good results. So do your homework, clean, sand, prime( if needed),and take your time for a good paint job. A completely dismal paint job is almost always the fault of the painter!
January 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kate Great paint
I like the way this paint covers and the easy of it going on the wall and cabinet. I painted beige over dark jade and it cover it well with one coat and touch up with the second coat. Now we see how it hold up. kate
March 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cyrus Very good paint, good value
This is a good paint for high traffic areas. I used the satin Ultra in Peach Tile for my young daughter's bedroom. I've also used the satin Ultra in the kitchen of a rental unit I own, and the eggshell and semi-gloss in other applications.
The good qualities of the paint include that it touches up well, and that it is easy to spread with brush or roller, on one hand, but can still be laid on pretty thick before it runs. Unlike some paints costing a great deal more, it can be applied without very careful regard to making every roller stroke exactly the same. You won't be able to tell once the paint dries that every section of wall wasn't rolled exactly the same way, in the same direction, at the same time. This is a very, very, good thing for those of us who don't do this for a living. Spread rate on drywall runs around 350 square feet a gallon. Hide in most colors is very good, though some of the lighter deep base colors will require a third coat.
Readers of these reviews and potential customers need to understand what self-priming paint is and isn't in order to avoid a great deal of disappointment and extra work. Self-priming paint like Ultra will cover a lot of common household stains - I've had luck over crayons, permanent marker, pencil marks, scuffs, and the usual wear and tear from small children. It will adhere very well to underlying layers of latex paint. It will go over wall patches without flashing. It will adhere to properly-prepared wood. These are all good things, and mean that for most interior painting, you don't need a separate primer.
On the other hand, and this is doubtless the basis of many of the negative reviews, it is not a universal primer. It will not stick to old, glossy oil paint by itself. For that, you need a separate, specialized primer. It may not hide water stains - water-based paints can have trouble with that. It may not hide knots in wood. It won't seal in odors. It won't adhere to greasy, dirty, or chalky surfaces, and it's not a substitute for proper prep. All this is a way of saying that if you paint it on the soap scum spattered walls of your bathroom, or glass-smooth, greasy old kitchen cabinets, you're setting up for failure.
March 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by abigjj Worst purchase ever Peels off walls even when properly prepaired
I painted two bathrooms with the paint and primer in one. After two weeks, the paint is peeling off in sheets. The walls were preped and primed prior to being painted. The primer remains on the walls but the Behr paint has no adhesion. I have since read countless reviews similar to mine.
February 15, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Marge Don't use this product...
This paint is only good for rough surfaces such as orange peel or knockdown. We were told to use this on our kitchen cabinets and after 16 hours of drying time it peeled right off. The paint is very thin and wattery, does not cover well and needs repeated coats to cover. Also it does not level like you would think a thin paint should. We tried brushes (Purdy), and a foam roller that only did a slightly better job. I have no idea how we will correct this mess.
January 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by junis worse paint i ever used
used behr paint on several occasions so I feel I gave the product a fair chance. Each time the paint did not cover after 2 coats regardless of what color wall I was trying to cover. Also each time the pain ran while drying creating globs of paint on the surfaces painted. I would not recommend this product nor would I ever purchase it again
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SniperMerc A quick recoat after 4 years.
4 Years after remodeling our bathroom it was time for a quick recoat of Behr Premium Plus Ultra.
I still happened to have 3/4's of a gallon left over and it was just about the perfect amount to redo the bathroom and it came out great.
Went on nice and smooth, cutting in in a fairly complex bathroom with lots of corners and such to deal with only took an hour, and another 45 minutes to roll in the walls.
The above pictures show the original bathroom reno, before, during, and after, and then the recoat cutting in.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lebwab Behr is the only paint I use
this is the best paint I have ever used and will not waste my time or money on another brand. The paint goes on smooth with no drops and excellent coverage. It holds up to the test of time and grandkids. I have also used exterior Behr and it is very durable and mold resistant in the humid Florida climate. These are great products and I highly recommend them. Looking forward to trying Marquee interior on my next project which will be a rather dramatic color change of a spare bedroom. Easy cleanup as well.
December 10, 2014