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1 qt. Black Extra Durable Flat Interior Paint & Primer

  • Flat finish with the durability of a gloss
  • Advanced scuff and mar resistance
  • Exceptional burnish resistance, easy-clean finish
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Outstanding Durability

For busy high traffic areas


Interior paint that's too tough to scuff

Washable, Easy-Clean Finish

Scrubbable, washable paint film is ideal for busy households 

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Extra Durable Scuff-Resistant Finish

Superior scuff and mar resistance

Paint and Primer

A primer coat may be needed on some surfaces.  See label for details         

BEHR ULTRA Exterior Paints

Excellent durability and hide in fewer coats         

Scuff-Resistant Finish in Multiple Sheens

Available in multiple sheens         

BEHR ULTRA SCUFF DEFENSE Interior Extra-Durable Flat

Flat finish with scuff resistance of a gloss


Soft, velvety appearance that resists dirt and grime


Pearl-like finish that is easy to clean


Sleek, radiant sheen with mildew-resistant finish

BEHR ULTRA Ceiling Flat

Non-reflective finish that hides minor surface imperfections
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 flat paint durability. BEHR ULTRA SCUFF DEFENSE features breakthrough innovation to deliver a rich flat finish that is truly durable enough for high-traffic areas. This low-reflective flat finish is easy to clean, touches up well and hides minor surface imperfections. Don't settle or compromise between the flat look you desire and higher level of durability you require. *A PRIMER COAT MAY BE NEEDED ON SOME SURFACES. SEE BACK LABEL FOR DETAILS.
  • Ideal for busy high traffic areas, family rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and ceilings
  • Available in an EXTRA DURABLE FLAT SHEEN which provides a beautiful non-reflective appearance along with excellent touch-ups
  • Black is part of BEHR's Designer Collection Color Palette
  • Black is a deep black with a pure black undertone. Depending on the light source or time of day, it may appear as a black on the walls.
  • Shop all Accent Tones & Black Designer Collection Products
  • 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 a flat finish appearance with scuff resistance of a gloss, a combination not typical in traditional flat paints
  • 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
  • GREENGUARD Certified products are certified to GREENGUARD standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage. For more information, visit ul.com/gg
  • 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
  • California residents



Questions & Answers

Q:Can you buy a smaller size
by|Dec 3, 2022
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A:  Hi Sarah, thank you for your question. The quart size of the Ultra Paint is the smallest size available. Have a great day! -Giovanna

by|Dec 5, 2022
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    4.2 out of 5
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    Bit more effort for a lot more gain
    Both my wife and I wanted our offices in a flat/matte style and whilst it took 2 coats and some touch-ups, it was worth it for the look at the end. Normally matte paint needs a lot of fixes or scuffs easily, but if you get this scuff defense tin it'll negate a lot of that. It dries very quickly, so you can just get on with the second coat and not have to wait too long. Overall very happy with the product.
      • Recommended
      Buyer beware!!!
      I bought scuff defense in my house because who wants scuffs? I cleaned all the walls, let it dry for a few days, prepped my house accordingly. It rolled on fine and looked really good but now that it’s dry it’s flaking and scuffing everywhere. I used it on my cabinets and they are scratched up so bad. I don’t know if I got a bad batch or what, but now I have to spend another $400 on more paint. NOT HAPPY!!!!
      Response from Giovanna, Behr Customer CareMay 24, 2023
      Hello, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your walls and cabinets are flaking and scuffing up so easily. This is not normal, and I can understand your disappointment. To get your project looking great again, I recommend sanding the loose coating off, cleaning the surface, and touching up or recoating as needed. Once the coating has fully cured (about 4 weeks), it should not be proned to scuffing or peeling. I'll reach out to you in a private email to find the best way to help. Have a great day! -Giovanna
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've only used Behr paint due to it's low odor and great coverage. I just bought some with the new cans...WHOEVER DESIGNED THIS IS A GENIUS. They give you this free plastic piece that opens and closes the can and then becomes the reusable pour spout. It keeps you from getting paint all over the lid. Makes it a pleasure to store paint and easily reopen it. THANK YOU TO THE DESIGNER!!!!!!
          • Recommended
          Love Behr
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Painted my entire house including, paneling and brick walls. Was thrilled with the results. This is my only paint from here on out. Love the coverage! Easy application, looks fabulous. I won't mention the name but my contractor purchased another brand and it is no where near the quality. About to stain my deck and Behr was my brand!
            • Recommended
            Easy to clean
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Behr has been my go to for years. I have found Scuff Defense to be easily cleaned of marks such as fingerprints.
              • Recommended
              flat paint with glossy streaks
              I had used Behr flat a decade ago - and that looks great. In 2023 I bought the this flat scuff defense and the sheen is all across the board - shiny, flat, etc. At first I thought it was because I did not mix correctly, so I stirred extremely well. I have wasted so much time with this and need to find something else. Never had such a poor flat paint like this before.
              Response from Giovanna, Behr Customer CareFeb 25, 2023
              Hello, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear about the splotchy finish on your walls. This is not the experience we want for our customers, and I can understand your disappointment. To get an even finish, allow the surface to dry for 4-6 hours and I recommend applying another coat. I'll reach out to you in a private email to find the best way to help. Have a great day! -Giovanna
                lots of pigment but not great coverage.
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Purchased this behr paint and had it custom tinted to match rooms that had been previously painted. The tint was a perfect match however thats the best paart of this product. I ws told by the slesperson that one coat would be full coverge. awell the drywall had been prepped using a high quality primer and allowed to dry for several weeks. When this paint was applied as according to directions the primer showed through the paint. It took 2 coats to cover the walls in the bedroom. Very disappointed in coverage. It is sop and water clean up which is nice,
                Response from Ronald, Behr Customer CareFeb 6, 2023
                Hi there, thank you for reviewing our paint. I’m sorry to hear that the paint didn't cover as expected. Our Ultra Paint will typically cover in 1-2 coats, while darker colors and porous surfaces may require additional coats. I’ve also reached out to you via email to learn more about your project and assist you further. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us, and I hope to hear from you soon! -Ronald
                  Two coats.. still see sealed repair spots
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Just repaired settling cracks and nail pops. Topped with joint compound, sanded smooth and sealed with zinnser 123. Two coats of this Behr paint and primer today (6 hours of painting) and even though it’s flat, can still see the repair spots… ugh.. don’t know if I want to try a third gallon since I’ll need to spend another hour taping, use a roll of tape, another roller cover, etc.. disappointing… have another room to do and may have to try a different brand.
                  Response from Christina, Behr Customer CareJan 23, 2023
                  Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to review our Ultra Scuff Defense paint. I'm sorry to hear you can still see the areas you repaired on your wall after two coats of paint, and I want to help. To ensure I provide the best solution for your project, I've followed up with an email to get more details about the issue you are having. Thanks again for reaching out, and I hope to hear from you soon! -Christina
                    Beautiful finish!
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have been buying Behr Paint for several years now. Great coverage with a beautiful smooth finish.
                      • Recommended
                      So tough and dependable
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I used this on my highly traffic halls where everyone travel and touch. It has been great and withstands all kinds of marks and prints. Highly recommend it.
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