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1 gal. #MQ5-54 Compass Blue Extra Durable Satin Enamel Interior Paint & Primer

  • Extra-durable paint film
  • Advanced scuff and mar resistance
  • Exceptional burnish resistance, easy-clean finish
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Product Overview

BEHR ULTRA SCUFF DEFENSE Stain-Blocking Paint and Primer* is an interior paint that's too tough to scuff and sets a new standard for paint durability. BEHR ULTRA SCUFF DEFENSE features breakthrough innovation to deliver a rich finish that is truly durable enough for high-traffic areas.This lush, versatile sheen creates a pearl-like appearance that's ideal for the walls but also for trim, doors, cabinets and indoor furniture. Don't settle or compromise between the look you desire and higher level of durability you require. *A PRIMER COAT MAY BE NEEDED ON SOME SURFACES. SEE BACK LABEL FOR DETAILS.
  • Suitable for family rooms, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, kids' rooms, hallways, kitchens, bathrooms, doors, windows, trim, cabinets, shutters and interior furniture
  • Satin finish offers a pearl-like appearance
  • Excellent hide; 1 gallon covers up to 400 sq. ft. depending on application, color and surface porosity
  • For best application, use a high quality 3/8 in. - 1/2 in. nap roller cover, nylon/polyester brush or airless sprayer (0.015 in. - 0.019 in. spray tip, 60 mesh filter)
  • Use BEHR ULTRA SCUFF DEFENSE Paint as a primer for properly prepared uncoated or painted interior surfaces, including woods that contain tannins (2 primer coats required for redwood and cedar) and heavily stained areas
  • Lock in stains with BEHR ULTRA SCUFF DEFENSE Paint as a spot primer, for heavy stains, test for stain bleed-through by applying BEHR ULTRA SCUFF DEFENSE Paint to a small section, if stain bleeds through, spot prime another coat to the stained area and test again before top coating, if bleeding continues, a longer dry time is needed before top coating
  • Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 50°F-90°F (10°C-32°C), darker colors may require additional dry time between coats, cooler temperatures or higher humidity may prolong drying time
  • Extra-durable paint film
  • Advanced scuff and mar resistance helps protect wall surfaces in busy households. Do not use on floors.
  • Exceptional burnish resistance provides an easy-clean finish for long lasting beauty
  • Advanced stain-blocking formula, stain resistant
  • Excellent durability and hide in fewer coats
  • Antimicrobial mildew resistant finish, 100% acrylic
  • Formulated for easy clean-up with soap and water
  • BEHR ULTRA SCUFF DEFENSE is a GREENGUARD GOLD certified product, it is certified to GREENGUARD standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online Price includes a Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • BEHR ULTRA SCUFF DEFENSE Interior Paint is backed with a Lifetime Limited Warranty

  • California residents

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Container Size
1 Gallon


Approximate Coverage (sq. ft.)
Base Material
Color Family
Compass Blue
Dry to touch (min.)
Hexadecimal Value
HSL Value
Minimum Temperature for Use (F)
Number of coats recommended
Paint & Primer in One
Paint Key Features
Paint & Primer in One,Stain Blocking,Washable
Paint Type
Interior Paint
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Protection Type
Mildew Resistant,Stain Resistant
RGB Value
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Time before recoating (hours)
Tint Base
Base 4

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
Greenguard Gold
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Limited Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
    out of 1,708 reviews
  • 96% recommend this product
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Smooth Application
This paint is smooth and goes on evenly. It feels thick enough to cover easily in one coat. In my application, I was painting over a blue color already with a darker blue colored paint. The application was easy, it dried well and it covered well in what would normally be a harder to cover color. Overall, with how easy it went on, and how well it covered, I’d buy it again.
  • Recommended
Beautiful color!
I got satin finish and it looks great! Very happy with it!
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  • Recommended
Blue paint
This was a good product, I liked first that it didn’t have a strong odor, I did smell it but it wasn’t strong in any way. Applying it was very easy, with one coat it looked really good but with two coats it came out very uniform and still covered a pretty good sized area I would say 8’x35’ with ease. I don’t like dark rooms so I usually only paint one wall in each room with a dark color just to give them some color but still doesn’t feel like a cave.
Nice Color
Got this to sample in my laundry area, and it looks great. This paint looks to be very durable and capable of lasting for a very long time. Easy to apply use a brush, roller or pad, you can spry it on too. It has low VOC so you won't need extreme ventilation. Easy to clean up use soap and water. Easy to pour with the spout on the can. One of the best paints that you can get.
High quality, great color
Paint goes on very smooth and even, covers great in one coat, I am using 2 coats since going over a lighter color and I want the best full color possible from this paint. Use a high quality brush and roller. The can has a unique screw on lid and a pour spout that attaches to it as well to avoid the usual mess on the rim of the can. The satin finish makes the blue look even deeper. I feel this paint is high quality and should perform well in high traffic areas.
One coat for real!
Whenever I can I try out new products in my shop before I use it in my house. This paint was tried out on one of my shop work benches. This was home built and the wood was totally untreated. So this was a real test for a one coat paint. It passed with flying colors. Not only did it cover the wood in one coat, but it went on very smooth and evenly. Minimal dripping. Cleaned up well with just a little soap and water. Very happy with this paint and I look forward to using it again.
  • Recommended
Did not cover evenly no matter what I tried.
I used the Behr Marquee Matte Compass Blue, did not cover in one coat and was uneven no matter what. I contacted Behr after buying two gallons and they did send me an additional gallon to finish the room which is great but it’s so unfortunate the paint is just not good because the color is beautiful. I painted 4 other rooms with all different paints, finishes and colors and this was the only one that came out bad. There are streaks and lines all over every wall. I tried sanding the walls and starting over and changed the rollers I used as well, nothing helped and I am just going to accept this until I have the energy to start over...again.
Response from BehrJan 13, 2020
Hi AC, thank you for your review, and I am sorry to hear you continued to get an uneven finish with just this color. When you do fix the issue, make sure to maintain a wet edge and work in small sections. If you still need help with your project, please don't hesitate to reach out to us again; we'd be more than happy to help. -Edith Behr
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      Good coverage. Needed darker color....
      Good coverage. Needed darker color.
        Have pets and kids or Heavy Traffic room?
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Scuff Defense is just what you need to have long lasting, wear and tear resistant interior walls. The paint goes on smooth and looks great!
          • Recommended
            Do not like
            I asked for Behr Ultra, not knowing I would be getting "Scuff Defense". Strongly disliked it when did a test board, refused to do whole wall in it. Bought same color in a different brand to do the job. Never asked nor wanted primer in my paint when Behr added that which caused very streaky walls. Now they have added something else I don't want.
            Response from Sara, Behr Customer CareSep 14, 2021
            Hi No Scruff Defense - Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you weren't happy with our Ultra Scuff Defense when you applied it to your test board! I've reached out to you via email to learn more about your project and help. Thanks again for taking the time to share your feedback, and I hope to hear back from you soon. - Sara
              Bubbled and peeled under painters tape
              This stuff bubbled and peeled under painters tape. It costs too much to peel off of what it's painted onto.
              Response from BehrSep 8, 2021
              Hello NoThanks, thank you for your review. I’m so sorry the paint bubbled and peeled under the tape. I recommend letting the paint dry for at least 24 hours, removing any loose coating, wiping off the sanding dust, then touching up with paint. If the area needs to be taped over again, I recommend allowing the fresh paint to dry for at least 24 hours before applying low tack painter’s tape to it. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team directly for further assistance. Our team is happy to help you! -Joni Behr
                Great look
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought this about 12 month ago and love it,still looks as good as day 1.
                  • Recommended
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Just used this in my laundry room walls and it does look good. The walls originally had flat paint and this satin is much much better
                    Loved the color. Ease of application...
                    Loved the color. Ease of application
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                    Great paint
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have been using Behr paint for years. Usually use semi-gloss. First time to use satin scuff defense. Love the look.
                      • Recommended
                      Love it!
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We are painting our house using this in Looking Glass. It had some light almost sea foam color that gives out house a nice refresh without being too much that we would get sick of.
                        • Recommended
                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought 2 gallons to paint my boyfriends game room and only needed one. The coverage is 10/10
                          • Recommended
                          Great coverage!
                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Covered a purple kitchen in one coat. Excellent product!
                            • Recommended
                            Everything it’s claimed to be and more!
                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Having a 120 Victorian home painting the plater walls can be somewhat of a challenge. This was certainly not the case Behr Ultra Scuff Defense. Excellent coverage, even color tone which is an issue on older plaster walls, the ease of application is the best I’ve ever used. Plus having a Great Dane who loves leaning and rubbing against everything it holds up perfect. Fantastic product and I certainly will be using only this in the future!
                              • Recommended
                              Excellent cover
                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Excellent product, great cover, brilliant colors and smooth when you apply on the walls. I paint all by myself my entire house with this product and I love it. My favorite colors are Breezeway, Riverdale and Juniper Ash.
                                • Recommended
                                Great interior paint
                                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] So happy with this paint. I am a collector and often win auction items, now I don't have to worry any more about banging my walls when carrying in new items.
                                  • Recommended
                                  Behr has the best paint
                                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I recently moved to a new house and every room needs painting. I headed to Home Depot before we even moved in knowing they have the best paint, coverage is great and I am never disappointed and I am done.
                                    • Recommended
                                    Best paint
                                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have use this for the inside of my whole house remodel. Best paint ever.
                                      • Recommended
                                      Great and durable
                                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Can't believe how well it is standing up to grandson and his 4 wheel toys.
                                        • Recommended
                                        Amazing coverage, even on wood paneling!
                                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This paint was recommended by my "paintologist" at Home Depot, and I'm so glad I took her advice! I had 500 sq ft of 1970s wood paneling to cover (both real wood and faux), and needed something that would do the job. After I cleaned the walls, I used 1 coat of a high quality primer that I had 1/2 tinted to match my topcoat, but then went straight into this paint! At first it looked like I'd definitely need two coats as it was drying, but then when I finished and went back and looked, it's like it filled itself in! I couldn't believe it. With just over a gallon used, I was done! I never believed in a million years, I'd get away with painting over my paneling with 1 coat of primer and then 1 coat of this amazing paint! I'm hooked on this brand and will be a forever consumer! Thank you Behr for helping me bring my "That 70s house" into today!
                                          • Recommended
                                          Gret Coverage!
                                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Easy to apply, great solid coverage and amazing colors! Thank you!
                                            • Recommended
                                            Whole Home
                                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Painted interior of home. Covered with two coats of coverage. Held up to kids playing in the house.
                                              • Recommended
                                              Not one coat
                                              Used this paint in our new home and I absolutely love the colors BUT it took two coats to get full coverage. For the light/white color, it took two coats on top of a coat of primer. For the price point, theres no reason this should he happened.
                                              Response from BehrJun 3, 2021
                                              Hi Elizabeth - Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you needed to apply two coats for full coverage! Our Marquee Interior paint line was designed to cover your previously painted or primed surfaces in one coat when tinted to a color from our One-Coat Color Collection, and I'm concerned that you needed to apply an additional coat. We'd like to learn more about your project and assist you with this. Please feel free to reach out to us directly - we hope to hear from you! - Sara Behr
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