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1 qt. #N520-4 Cool Ashes 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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About This Product

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
  • Cool Ashes is a slate gray with a dim purple tone. Depending on the light source or time of day, it may appear as a steel gray on the walls.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • BEHR ULTRA SCUFF DEFENSE interior paint is backed with a Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • California residents
     see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Information

Internet # 313063614

Model # 172404

Store SKU # 1004663291


Container Size: 1 Quart


Container Size

1 Quart


Approximate Coverage (sq. ft.)


Base Material


Color Family



Cool Ashes

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

Mar Resistant, Mildew Resistant, Scuff Resistant, Stain Resistant



RGB Value




Surface Material Use

Brick, Ceiling, Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone, Drywall, Plaster, Stucco, Vinyl, Wood

Time before recoating (hours)


Tint Base

Base 3



Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

Greenguard Gold

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

Q:Is the Gallery White ceiling paint a pre-mixed color?
by|Jul 19, 2024
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Q:Is there a booklet with the colors for this paint? Doesn't seem to be one in the New Smyrna Beach store.
by|Jun 20, 2024
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A:  Hi LarryK, thank you for your question. Almost all Behr colors can be tinted into our Behr Ultra Scuff Defense. We also have a Behr Color Fan Deck available for purchase through Home Depot. You can also view our available colors on our Behr website. If you need further assistance, please feel free to reach out to us directly; our customer care team is happy to help! -Alex

by|Jun 21, 2024
    Q:Can I exchange paint if got ring color
    by|Jun 18, 2024
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    A:  Hi Mell, thank you for your question. I'm sorry to hear you got the wrong color. Typically, the room's lighting and surroundings influence how the color will turn out. It is a great idea to sample colors first. Nonetheless, customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to us directly for further assistance. Our customer care team is happy to help you! - Randy

    by|Jun 19, 2024
      Q:How will the scuff defense one do on baseboards? I want to match it to the wall..
      by|May 31, 2024
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      A:  Hi ArnavGevaPro, thank you for your question. The Ultra Scuff Defense Paint is an excellent choice for painting baseboards, providing a scuff-resistant and durable finish. This paint can also be custom color-matched to your wall color. Have a great day! - Randy

      by|May 31, 2024
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        Customer Reviews

        4.5 out of 5

        • 4.5 out of 2,396 reviews
        • 75% recommend this product
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        I was very pleased with the results using this product. It was a much darker color than the primer on the new sheetrock walls, and it still covered perfectly with a roller in one coat. The brushed corners and edges did require two. This paint creates a tough surface and It has been durable in the other places that I have used it.
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        Paint was great. Easy coverage, on coat and great color.
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        No other paint compares to this one. Whether it’s it’s the first coat, or just simple touch ups, this paint gets the job done. Beautiful results.
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        Beautiful color! Nice and easy to apply this paint. Love, how it’s turned out.
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          Behr paint gives a great finished product. Coverage is really good. And I have found the prettiest teal paint, aqua fresco. Love, love, love it!
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            I chose this Bakery Box white paint for a Coastal Decor bedroom makeover. It's a soft neutral white that works with just about any shade of blue. Repaired plaster walls and plywood faux shiplap boards got a coat of plaster then a coat of this. I'm very pleased with the results.
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            We only got a quart because we had a small wall to cover and this paint was so good that it covered a darker brown with just one coat. My wife was impressed, and she is a professional painter!
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            Poor civerage
            Terrible coverage… applied a quality primer before this paint . So far i have used a gallon of this paint and the coverage was poor so went back to get a quart and still need to go back and get more more. The color before was a light yellow so not a dark color. The room is a small guest room with 8 ft ceilings. It has been a huge waste of time and money.
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              Not low-VOC
              IDK what passes for low VOC nowadays but this is the foulest smelling paint I have ever used. I actually vomited from the fumes. Two days later it is still off-gassing like mad despite the area being very well ventilated. Also, this is the fault of the paint mixers, but the color I ordered was nowhere close to the color of the sample paint I got (see pic). On the plus side, it does cover in 2 coats. I recommend sticking with Behr Premium Plus or something from an actual paint store.
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