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Model # 323005

5 gal. #AE-48 Machine Gray Semi-Gloss Direct to Metal Interior/Exterior Paint

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  • Provides a semi-gloss finish on interior and exterior surfaces
  • Ideal for use on metal fences, railings, doors and garage doors
  • Suitable for residential and commercial applications
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Product Details

About This Product

BEHR PREMIUM Direct-To-Metal Interior/Exterior Semi-Gloss White Paint is 100% acrylic and provides excellent corrosion and flash rust resistance. Engineered for excellent adhesion to a variety of properly prepared or primed residential and light commercial metal surfaces. Provides a durable semi-gloss finish that withstands tough elements on both interior and exterior surfaces.


  • Use on properly prepared and cleaned coated and uncoated interior and exterior ferrous and non-ferrous metal surfaces
  • Ideal for use on metal surfaces in both residential and commercial
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Durable hard finish
  • Corrosion resistant
  • 5 gal. cover up to 2000 sq. ft. depending on application, color selected, and surface porosity
  • Use a high quality 1/4 in. - 3/8 in. nap roller cover, nylon/polyester brush or airless sprayer (0.013 in. - 0.017 in. spray tip, 60 mesh filter)
  • Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 40°F - 90°F
  • Easy soap and water clean-up
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online Price includes a PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, NY, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Product Information

Internet # 310611645

Model # 323005

Additional Resources

From the Manufacturer


Container Size: 5 Gallon


Container Size

5 Gallon


Base Material


Coating Product Category



Machine Gray

Dry to Touch (min.)


Paint & Primer in One


Paint Key Features

Primer Required

Paint/Stain Clean Up

Soap & Water





Surface Material Use

Concrete, Drywall, Masonry, Metal, Plaster, Wood

Time before recoating (hours)




Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

Q:Can this be used on a meat saw
by|May 19, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hi Harry, thanks for your question. Our products aren't recommended for use in areas that have direct food contact, so I wouldn't suggest using the Direct to Metal Paint on a meat saw. Have a great day! -Ronald

by|May 20, 2024
    Q:Can this product be used to paint metal siding on a house
    by|May 16, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Hi James, thank you for your question. Behr Semi-Gloss Direct To Metal can be used on sound-properly prepared metal siding. If it is a ferrous metal, we recommend priming with Multi-Surface Primer No. 436 first for optimal corrosion protection and rust inhibitor. Have a great day! -Alex

    by|May 16, 2024
      Q:Will this adhere to galvanized steel
      by|May 15, 2024
      1 Answer
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      A:  Hi Tony, thank you for your question. The Direct-To-Metal Paint will adhere to properly prepared galvanized steel. Have a great day! - Randy

      by|May 16, 2024
        Q:What colors does this metal paint come in?
        by|May 14, 2024
        1 Answer
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        A:  Hi Suzie, thank you for your question. Our Direct-To-Metal Paint is available in various colors. You can view the colors online or at your local store. Have a great day! -Giovanna

        by|May 17, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.5 out of 5

          • 4.5 out of 513 reviews
          • 70% recommend this product
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          Direct to Metal Paint
          I used this paint on my garage door. I sanded the garage door and was prepped for paint. After one coat it seemed like the paint did not fully adhere. Once I put the second coat the paint did adhere to the surface pretty well. The finish looked great. I used a Greco magnum airless sprayer.
            • Recommended
            I've been a professional painter and have had my own business for over 20 years. This is the BEST product I've ever used on metal handrails and fire escapes and covers awesome. I highly recommend this product for these types of applications.
            • Verified Purchase
            Rough surface
            I bought this item for my shed. My Galvanized Door Stripped, cleaned and primed with No.435 and 3/8"premium nap and as recommended, read the instruction and recommendation very well; now the paint is too rough to a touch and disappointed. The paint has good quality adhesion but surface is not as I expected and read. Now I am searching a solution how to get rid of the this rough surface you see on the picture I posted. before judgement I want to hear from behr suggestion or correction I could make.
              1 found this review helpful
              • Verified Purchase
              Purchased this product for the first time, it was easy to clean and had a vibrant color once completely dried. I'll buy it again.
              • Verified Purchase
              Amazing coverage with our spray gun.
              We just painted our outdoor furniture; 12 chairs, two tables and two lounge chairs with the black semi-gloss direct to metal paint by Behr. It only took 1 and 1/4 gallons with our paint sprayer. Dry time was super fast. We didn’t have to dilute with water and the coverage and transformation is amazing. Garage and exterior doors next. Great quality product. Highly recommend.
                • Recommended
                1 found this review helpful
                • Verified Purchase
                Paint totally failed during application.
                This paint totally failed. As a professional painter, I sprayed metal roofing panels laying flat during the heat of the day, allowing them to setup before dusk set in nearly three hours later. 15 panels in all. All but three of the panels were set and completely dry to the touch as dusk fell. 77* heat in direct sunlight when sprayed. 65* a half-hour before dusk. The last three panels never dried. By morning, each and every panel had re-hydrated and the paint had ran like it had been sprayed down with a hose. Some of the metal was completely exposed again, and other places had ran, wrinkled, puddled, and bubbled. It was unreal. I was stunned. Complete failure. As a professional painting contractor, I'd never used Behr products before. The paint simply failed to emulsify. I let the panels lay for several days before installing them on the roof, and at that point had no choice but to paint a second coat after installation on the steep-pitched roof itself, after MANY hours of cleaning and prepping the panels for a second coat. I only had a three-hour window that I felt I could safely apply that last coat each day, and a simple one-day installation turned into more than a week as a result. My panels are ruined. I have no idea how well this paint will fare over the months and years ahead. The paint looks like it was applied by a total amateur. This is on an investment project that I own myself. I plan to replace the panels in the spring once the weather clears again due to the lousy finish I've ended up with as a result of this product's failure.
                Response from BehrOct 14, 2022
                Hi Pro Painter, thanks for your review. I'm sorry to hear about the issues you had with our Direct to Metal Semi-Gloss Paint. This paint is not deisnged for a roof surface, so I recommend covering it with a roof paint for the most durable finish. Customer satisfaction is very important to us, so feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team directly for further assistance. They are always happy to help. Enjoy the rest of your day. -Christina Behr
                • Verified Purchase
                4 found this review helpful
                Greet working very well and nice finishing
                Greet working very well and nice finishing
                • Verified Purchase
                DO NOT BUY THIS GARBAGE!
                Second time using this garbage. Color is not even close to what i asked for, when applied in optimal conditions, you cant apply this crap thin enough to stop it from running. Pic on the left is ONE coat of rusteloem, on the right is after the THIRD coat of this behr garbage, suposed to be safety orange.
                Response from BehrAug 29, 2022
                Hi Otis, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you did not get the coverage you expected. Typically, our Direct to Metal Paint will cover in two coats, while darker colors and porous surfaces may require additional coats. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to us directly if you need further assistance; our customer care team is happy to help you! -Ronald Behr
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