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1 gal. #PPU18-05 French Silver Extra Durable Eggshell Enamel Interior Paint & Primer

  • Eggshell finish with the durability of a gloss
  • 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 soft eggshell sheen creates a velvety appearance that's easy to clean and stands up to scrubbing. 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 and hallways
  • Eggshell sheen offers a soft velvety 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
  • The true benefit is an eggshell finish appearance with scuff resistance of a gloss, a combination not typical in traditional lower sheen paints
  • Advanced scuff and mar resistance helps protect wall surfaces in busy households. Do not use on floors.
  • French Silver is a cloudy blue gray with a soothing blue undertone. Depending on the light source or time of day, it may appear as a equal blue-gray balance on the walls.
  • 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.)
Color Family
French Silver
Dry to touch (min.)
Hexadecimal Value
HSL Value
Minimum Temperature for Use (F)
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 3

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
Greenguard Gold
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Limited Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
    out of 2,202 reviews
  • 96% recommend this product
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Great consistency
You can really tell a quality paint by the consistency as you brush it on. This paint is just thick enough to go on smoothly without any drips. It covers well with a single coat. Since I am refinishing kitchen cabinets I used an oil based primer and two thin coats of this Behr Dynasty paint. I did a very light sand between coats, primarily since the new brush I was using for the primer lost a few bristles and I needed to smooth out the surface after removing them. It has passed the fingernail test for durability so far.
  • Recommended
1 person found this helpful
Great Paint, unique color.
I was looking for a quality paint for my my oldest bedroom that was a an older kid color and the BEHR DYNASTY 1 gal. #PPU18-05 French Silver One-Coat Hide Eggshell Enamel. 1 code hiding coverage really does seem to work. With just one coat it completely hide the greenish color under it, the color itself is a silver/purple type of color, its a bit hard to describe it. I will be doing two coats just for added durability. The paint itself has no odor which is great and I did not notice any off smelling fumes either. I did read the paint is the most durable, most stain repellent, most scuff resistant, 1-coat hide paint ever which I hope to find out with use. Painting itself was easy, its on the thicker side so it using a roller go slowly.
  • Recommended
Looks good, nice shade
Have used Behr paints for awhile and like the brand. I'm liking the new plastic top right now, easy twist off and then can use the piece as a spout. We got this paint color to do our bathroom wall. Wondering how it would look thinking we might need to go darker, I decided to repaint an old small bench to test it out. Shade works good with the indoor lighting. Picture attached was taken outside to try and show good color. Keep up the good work Behr!
  • Recommended
Excellent coverage! 1 coat.
I was interested to try this paint to see how well it covered a dark color already on a wall. I wanted to keep my wall a similar color so I chose the “French Silver” semi-gloss. I applied the paint with a Wagner paint and roll, which really speeds things up. I was covering a gray wall that had a lot of nail holes I’d filled recently and I didn’t have enough of the original to redo the whole wall. The original paint was standard Behr semi-gloss tinted a custom gray. Application was very smooth and as long as you roll twice over the area it covers surprisingly well. No roller can apply in one swipe over an area, but you don’t need to constantly go over it 3-5 times to ensure complete coverage. I didn’t have to come back after it dried and go back over anything either. It applies just as smoothly with a brush as it does a roller. In my opinion this Dynasty goes on a lot better than the Marquee line of Behr paints and does what it says it’ll do. I had to touch up numerous spots while covering a whole room with a color similar to the one I was covering about a month ago and I used the Marquee paint at that time. The Dynasty dries very quickly and isn’t tacky at all once it dries to the touch compared to the other lines of Behr I’ve used. The color is great, the wife loves it. It’s a little bluer though than I’d like, being advertised as a “silver” color in the name, but still looks great.
  • Recommended
1 person found this helpful
This is the Quality we should expect
Five by seven foot bathroom needed an update bad and the existing paint was more like chalk dust. The French Silver cover in one coat and used less than half a gallon. I painted the edges, corners and small spaces first before rolling most everything else last. I use the traditional “V” to roll paint on which works great with paint this thick. The small nap roller put on paint almost as thick as the corner brush did. Overall the look is beautiful, took a couple of hours solo and dried quickly with the AC on. The can is plastic top and bottom plus it comes with an easy to us pour spout.
  • Recommended
Great paint with easy coverage
I was not even aware what an accent wall was but my wife informed me that we had one and we needed to paint it. My wife chose this Behr Dynasty 1 gal. #PPU18-05 French Silver One-Coat Hide Matte Interior Stain-Blocking Paint & Primer to paint the accent wall. Because we have grandchildren who tend to touch everything, a big selling point with this paint was the fact that it is marketed as being the most stain repelling and scuff resistant. Another selling point is that it is paint and primer so there is no need to do a separate coat of primer. This paint comes in a can with a plastic lid which is nice so it won’t rust if it gets damp. The paint seemed very smooth and mixes easily with a mixing stick and is a nice, matte silver color. The paint went on smoothly and it did in fact cover with one coat but the existing color was reasonably similar. I think a true test of coverage would be if it was covering a very different color but that was not the case. I’ve only had the paint for a short time so I’m not yet aware how it will tolerate scuffs and stains but as of now, I am very happy with this paint.
  • Recommended
High quality, good coverage
Paint goes on very smooth and even, covers great in one coat. 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 it a nice durable finish, easy to clean and looks nice. I feel that it’s a high quality paint and will use it again on future painting projects.
Behr Dynasty Paint
We were looking for paint to create an accent wall for our living room. We found the BEHR DYNASTY 1 gal. #PPU18-05 French Silver One-Coat Hide Matte Interior Stain-Blocking Paint & Primer. We were pleased to see that the primer/paint accomplish a one coat paint experience and the color does what we wanted and provide depth to a small room. We would recommend this brand and especially the Dynasty quality paint/primer.
  • Recommended
Premium Paint
I'm glad I found this BEHR Dynasty paint. For my last painting project, I used a primer and then painted. That was a lot of work that could be cut in half if I had used this paint with primer in it. It does a good job of covering the old walls and dries quickly, so you can start cleaning up as soon as you finish painting. I think there is a hint of blue in the French Silver that I did not see in the spot I put on the lid of the can and it is darker than I thought it would be.
  • Recommended
Good paint with a fantastic can!
Repainting with a similar color is not much of a test, covered well, one coat, easy to clean up and looks great. The can has a screw cap that can be removed and comes with a funnel that screws in that spot for no spills, messy clean up of the rim, and no mess pouring. Then replace the screw cap, rinse the funnel and ready for storage. I will look for these can from now on.
Great coverage!
Behr Dynasty paint in French Silver provides great coverage and is scuff resistant. The paint dries quickly which is a great feature for busy households. The stain repelling formula, coupled with the scuff resistance, are nice features to provide longevity of the paint application. The French Silver color provides a nice alternative to basic white, without being an overpowering color choice.
  • Recommended
French Silver or Blue that is the question
Purchased a five gallon bucket of this paint, and I swear the walls look blue. Really disappointed because the sample color was so pretty. Now I’m stuck with $150.00 gallon of paint. Probably will go back to HD to see if they could help fix the color. Hopefully they can help, so I could paint over this dreadful color.
Response from BehrAug 18, 2020
Hi Nikki,

Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry to hear about the color issue experienced, as it certainly isn't what we want our customers to go through. French Silver only has warm and neutral undertones, but color can be pulled in different directions under certain lighting.

Please contact Behr's Customer Care Department for further assistance with this matter. We'd love to find a way to help.

Kindest regards,

Doris Behr
    Lovely color and great cover with just 1 coat over primed surface.
    Lovely color and great cover with just 1 coat over primed surface.
      • Recommended
      Cabinet color
      Marquee color is vibrant Used as my cabinet color. Love it so much!
        • Recommended
        Two Coats
        I painted professionally several years ago and two coats of paint were the norm and that hasn't changed if you want a good quality finished on your walls. Spend the extra money and time and you will have a nice looking finish when you are done. One coat was so so and I could see through the paint even though I applied a good first coat. Not sure if it is worth$45 a gallon, only time will tell.
          • Recommended
          The color is exactly what I was after. I wanted a nice, sort of muted gray-blue to paint my bathr...
          The color is exactly what I was after. I wanted a nice, sort of muted gray-blue to paint my bathroom, and this color fit the bill. It has good coverage with one coat, but two coats really brings out the color and covers the underlying wall beautifully! It did a great job of covering stains that I couldn't remove from the walls. All in all, I am very satisfied with this paint and the color. Pretty true to the sample card I brought home.
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          1 person found this helpful
          This was an excellent color and easy to apply. It looks beautiful but did need 2 coats over beige...
          This was an excellent color and easy to apply. It looks beautiful but did need 2 coats over beige walls. i used the French Silver, just gorgeous when done! Loved it so much in living room, that I continued and painted my bedroom in same color!
            • Recommended
            1 person found this helpful
            Behr Mrquee
            Paint does not cover in one coat as advertised. I went from a lighter color to a darker and it bleed through. Doing a 2nd coat. Recommended HD employee. Waste of time, effort and worse $$. Not close to decent coverage at all. Premium what?
            Response from BehrOct 18, 2021
            Hi WSD1, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get good coverage. Our Marquee paint should cover in one coat when tinted to one of the one-coat colors and applied over a previously painted surface. 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! -Giovanna Behr
              Everything in a gallon!
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It’s the best paint. Perfect texture, not too thick or too this and covers in one coat.
                • Recommended
                Love it!
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love Behr Paint! Great coverage, dries perfectly not too fast or slow! So easy with behr!
                  • Recommended
                  Great coverage
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this as I was painting at my son's new home & wanted to upgrade from product previously used. The coverage was great and Behr's eggshell finish was more durable. Excellent results!
                    • Recommended
                    Very good look
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought a house a few months ago and used the ultra eggshell in three rooms and they look great. I even got away with mostly one coat.
                      • Recommended
                      Beautiful colors!
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am updating my walls with new colors. Current color was antique white so I needed something to create a style I'd envisioned. Went to Home Depot and stayed in the paint section for about two hours because of the different hues of the same color, I didnt know where to start! I needed a brown but not just any brown. Not too light and not too dark to match with an orange color I chose( Carmelized Orange). The lady in the department picked out just what I needed in one try. I trusted her judgement so I didnt buy a sample. Anxious to go home and crack it open. Well, I opened it up and was kind of skeptical at first. So I proceeded with pouring the paint and stuck my roller and rolled it on the wall. I stared at the wall as if I was taking a hard test. Continued the task of finishing my wall. Let me tell you. When that paint dried a little I was doing a little jig because the color was wonderful. Exact brown I wanted. The color was Cider Spice. So I continued to dance while applying the color because I was happy with the results! When everything will be put together it will be breathtaking.
                        • Recommended
                        Great paint
                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] As a professional painter, I’ve used a lot of different brands of paint. Behr is by far the best. The scuff defense especially holds up well. I recommend this to all of my customers
                          • Recommended
                          Love the coverage!
                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have been using this to refinish furniture and it is great. Stays on well, goes on easily and has good coverage.
                            • Recommended
                            Great coverage
                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I painted a room that had 3 darker wall colors and immediately noticed the quality and better texture of the paint. Not only did it go on smoothly, but took less effort to cover the existing paint and was more evenly spread throughout the room.
                              Love Behr Colors
                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We painted several rooms that had smoke stains. We cleaned the walls and ceilings and used Behr Ultra Egg Shell with primer. From the lightest grey to the darker grey, they covered in one coverage. It was unbelievable!!! We are very happy with our experiance of using Behr. I would recomend this paint to everyone. Also loved the pour spout, made for less drips. Thank you Behr!
                                • Recommended
                                Great Coverage
                                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased 3 gallons to paint my kitchen, dining and family rooms. It took 2 days and 2 coats to cover a color wash. I also have a banana tree on one wall which I painted around with a small brush. I love the results!
                                  • Recommended
                                  Great color and coverage
                                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought this in Silver Bullet color to paint walls in bedrooms, hallway, and living room. It looks great and covers old walls great!
                                    • Recommended
                                    Awesome paint!
                                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I just finished painting my kitchen with this paint, love it, great coverage, and great color, love it. I have been using Behr paint for years, always turns out good. I'm a big fan of the eggshell sheen!
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