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1 qt. #N200-4 Rustic Taupe 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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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
  • Excellent hide; 1 quart covers up to 100 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 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.
  • Rustic Taupe is a brown-gray with a warm taupe undertone. Depending on the light source or time of day, it may appear as a brown 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 Size1 Quart


Approximate Coverage (sq. ft.)100Base MaterialAcrylic
Color FamilyBrown / TanColor/FinishRustic Taupe
Dry to touch (min.)60Hexadecimal ValueA69C91
HSL Value31.4:10.6:61.0Minimum Temperature for Use (F)50
Number of coats recommended2Paint & Primer in OneYes
Paint Key FeaturesPaint & Primer in One,Stain Blocking,WashablePaint TypeInterior Paint
Paint/Stain Clean UpSoap & WaterProtection TypeMar Resistant,Mildew Resistant,Scuff Resistant,Stain Resistant
ReturnableNon-ReturnableRGB Value166:156:145
SheenFlat/MatteSurface Material UseBrick,Ceiling,Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone,Drywall,Plaster,Stucco,Vinyl,Wood
Time before recoating (hours)2Tint BaseBase 3

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsGreenguard GoldManufacturer WarrantyLifetime Limited Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 235 reviews
  • 81%recommend this product
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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
    good consistency and coverage...
    good consistency and coverage
    • Verified Purchase
    The Paint Associate matched color perfectly...
    The Paint Associate matched color perfectly
    • Verified Purchase
    Plastic covers (tops)
    The use of these cheap, flimsy covers is terrible. Almost impossible to close top after use. A steel top you could apply force to. This cheap alternative you are using for your paint is making me look at other brands!
    Response from Giovanna, Behr Customer CareJun 6, 2022
    Hello, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear about the issues with the new lids. We appreciate your honest feedback and will pass it along to the appropriate team. I'll reach out to you in a private email to help with another other questions or issues you might have. Enjoy the rest of your day! -Giovanna
      • Verified Purchase
      Don’t recommend
      I have painted a lot over the years and have used Behr products before so didn’t think twice to use it to paint our commercial office. We used a light colour and unfortunately any brush work cutting in at the top would leave a distinctive line from the roller for the rest of the wall. Tried different brushes, thicker coats and even after four coats could not get rid of the brush strokes. The paint would also dry on the inner walls of the can so that when you stirred it you would get flakes of dry paint all over your roller. Spent a lot of time picking it off my walls. Very disappointed.
      Response from Joanne, Behr Customer CareMay 16, 2022
      Hi Lucy22, thank you for your review. I'm so sorry you could see the brush strokes on the cut in areas of your wall and that there were flakes of paint in the can. I recommend letting the paint dry for 72 hours, sanding smooth any texture from the brush strokes and any flakes that may be on the walls, wiping off the sanding dust, and recoating with paint where needed. While recoating, I recommend maintaining a wet edge and feathering the brushed areas by pulling it down in short strokes into the rolled areas to help blend the two together. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. I'll reach out to you directly to assist you with this further. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us, and I hope to hear from you soon! -Joni
        This is a 5 star paint !
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This paint is the paint anyone can appreciate whether you are a professional or a weekend DIY'er! It delivers a great look and with primer already in the paint, a great time saver as well! And it's affordable compared to the national paint stores!
          • Recommended
          Beautiful Paint
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this to repaint my kitchen. The sales guy recommended this version as the most durable. I was hesitant as my kitchen is open to the living room and I wanted the paint to match what was in the living room (also Behr, but an older formula). It matched perfectly. And a month later (in the kitchen) it looks brand new still.
            • Recommended
            Best Ever
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this almost 6 months ago. We needed extra protection in a small entry way. Has performed outstandingly.
              I was/am impressed!!
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased this paint to paint my laundry area, I wasn;t expecting much but I was so impressed I painted the entire accent wall! It was easy to use, dried quickly and the awful black scuff marks completely disappeared! I was not going to purchase it because it was returned and I figured it must not have lived up to it's name, boy was I wrong I will definitely purchase again!
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