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Model # 319001

1 gal. White Semi-Gloss Virucidal and Antibacterial Interior Paint & Primer

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  • EPA-registered virucidal and antibacterial interior paint
  • Paint and primer formula with a durable, washable finish
  • The COPPER FORCE palette includes more than 2,000 colors
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Product Details

About This Product

BEHR COPPER FORCE interior paint harnesses copper's antimicrobial properties by killing 99.9% of viruses (SARS CoV-2 and Feline calicivirus) and bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) on your painted surfaces within 2 hours of exposure. It continually kills the aforementioned viruses and bacteria on painted surfaces for up to 6 years as long as the paint film integrity is maintained. It is ideal for use on walls, doors, and trim in high-touch surfaces found in residential, commercial, and institutional settings.


  • EPA-registered virucidal and antibacterial interior paint (kills 99.9% of SARS CoV-2, Feline calicivirus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa within two hours of contact with the painted surface)
  • Ideal for use in homes, offices, clinics, nursing homes, athletic facilities, schools, community centers, daycare centers, assisted living communities, hotels and resorts. Also suitable for non-critical areas of hospitals, such as examination rooms, waiting rooms, hallways and walkways.
  • Semi-gloss sheen offers a radiant sleek appearance
  • Paint and Primer - a primer coat may be needed on some surfaces. See label for details.
  • 1 gallon covers up to 400 sq. ft. depending on application, color selected, and surface porosity
  • Use a high quality 3/8" - 1/2" nap roller cover, nylon/polyester brush or airless sprayer (.015" - .019" spray tip, 60 mesh filter)
  • Dries to touch in 1 hour; recoat after 2 hours @ 77°F and 50% RH. Drying and recoat times are dependent on temperature, humidity and film thickness
  • For best results, apply when air, material and surface temperatures are between 50°F and 90°F
  • Durable, Long-Lasting Finish
  • Excellent Hide
  • Low Odor
  • Mildew Resistant Paint Finish
  • Clean all tools and equipment with soap and water
  • BEHR COPPER FORCE is a GREENGUARD gold certified product, which means it has been tested for low chemical emissions that address the indoor air quality needs of schools, daycares, and other sensitive environments
  • 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
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Product Information

Internet # 319846425

Model # 319001

Additional Resources

From the Manufacturer


Container Size: 1 Gallon


Container Size

1 Gallon


Approximate Coverage (sq. ft.)


Base Material


Color Family




Dry to Touch (min.)

60 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, Tintable

Paint Type

Interior Paint

Paint/Stain Clean Up

Soap & Water

Protection Type

Mildew Resistant



RGB Value




Surface Material Use

Brick, Concrete, Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone, Drywall, Masonry, Metal, Plastic, Wood

Time before recoating (hours)


Tint Base

Base 1



Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

Greenguard Gold

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

Q:Can you use this in a chicken coop?
by|Jun 15, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hi Laurie, thanks for the question. I wouldn't recommend using our Copper Force Paint on the inside of a chicken coop. A better choice would be our Barn & Fence Paint, as it has been determined to be safe for livestock. Have a great day! -Ronald

by|Jun 17, 2024
    Q:To clarify, we have an older home with brown residue inside the ductwork from cigarette smoking our goal is to eliminate odors. Please advise. Thanks
    by|May 20, 2024
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hi Marc, thanks for the question. We don't have a product to recommend that would eliminate the smoke odors in the vents. I'd suggest checking with your local home improvement store to see if they have a product to recommend. Have a great day! -Ronald

    by|May 20, 2024
      Q:Can this be used on the inside of galvanized heating ducts in a residential home?
      by|May 20, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hi Marc, thanks for the question. We don't recommend using our products for painting the inside of heating ducts. The constant fluctuation of temperature could cause the coating to fail prematurely. Have a great day! -Ronald

      by|May 20, 2024
        Q:Can you paint tile with this.
        by|May 13, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Hi June, thanks for the question. If it is tile on the floor, it wouldn't be recommended because our Copper Force Paint isn't designed for surfaces that will be walked on. If you want to paint wall tile, I'd suggest priming it first with our Bonding Primer before applying the paint. Have a great day! -Ronald

        by|May 13, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.7 out of 5

          • 4.7 out of 69 reviews
          • 96% recommend this product
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          Paint, Primer and Anti-bacterial Protection in one Can!
          I needed a quality paint to cover the bright, light blue color in my kid's bathroom! This BEHR COPPER FORCE Semi-Gloss paint with primer is of the highest quality! The paint comes so well mixed that I didn't really need to stir it! It pours smoothly and applies evenly. It was so great to watch the transformation as the sky blue became the modern Greige! It works well with the brush for the trim and the roller for the fill-in! BEHR paint is awesome and I this version even kills 99.9% of viruses for up to 6 years!
          • Recommended
          Really Good Paint!
          I was hesitant about using black paint on this workbench, so I decided to use the gray on the inside of the drawers and the black on the outside, with natural red oak top and drawer fronts. The paint looks great, covered extremely well, and was easy to clean up. I was particularly pleased with the excellent coverage. Also, the paint brushed, rolled, and leveled nicely, especially for a latex. As a bonus, my workbench won't get sick for 6 years!
          Very Good Paint
          Virucidal and anti-bacterial...I have no idea. But good paint, that's a definite yes. I was not expecting nothing more than an okay paint. I primed the cabinet with Kilz II latex, sanded with 220 grit, and caulked the drawers. The first coat of gray covered extremely well--not good enough for one coat coverage, but really good. The second coat was quicker and easier, not having to worry about coverage at all. This is a really good paint that's easy to apply and clean up.
          • Recommended
          Just what the doctor ordered
          The Copper Force paint and primer with antibacterial additives is of a tremendous advantage for protecting your health and of those in your household or area where is applied. I was astonished to learned about the treatment it contains to eliminate from surfaces with 99.9% effectiveness the Covid-19 and other serious viruses and bacteria. It also protects from Noroviruses which are very contagious and are known to cause vomiting and diarrhea. Just like other BEHR paints, comes with the easy pour and opener nozzle to help you easily open and pour your paint to the painting tray to avoid messy spills. Application instructions are conveniently located in the can and easy to read, understand, and follow. As far as color choice available, I selected the French silver and it worked out great. One gallon was sufficient to paint my apartment kitchen, which had several years of use and the walls were splatter with grease and cooking residues that are prone to bacteria growth, so this paint was “just what the doctor ordered”. The paints dry up just as advertised and I barely got to smell any odor from it, it is almost unnoticeable. Great choice of paint, especially now a days with all the viruses and bacteria that are going around.
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          Quality Paint and Copper Force Protection
          Behr's Copper Force Downtown Gray Semi-Gloss is such a pretty color of gray that is very warm and rich. I love how the Downtown Gray pulls the room together to create an intimate conversational area. Behr's paint formula is low odor and covers the walls exceptionally well with the first coat. A gallon of Behr goes further and lasts longer than other, off-brand paints that look watered down. Copper Force protection kills viruses and bacteria on the painted surface, which is why I chose it to paint the kitchen and dining room areas, including a small hallway. The color is clean and fresh.
          • Recommended
          Neutral Gray
          Like the other Behr Copper Force Semi-Gloss Enamel Virucidal and Antibacterial paint, this one performs like the Marquee tier. With a paint sprayer, I was able to achieve one coat over the existing white oil based painted doors; with a foam or regular brush, this paint will need more than one coat. The Graphic Charcoal is neutral gray, regardless if a foam brush, regular brush, or a paint sprayer is used. As I cannot measure the virucidal and antibacterial claims, it is nice to know that this is an added measure of protection.
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          Black paint with blue undertones
          The Behr Copper Force Semi-Gloss Enamel Virucidal and Antibacterial paint performs like the Marquee tier of this brand. With a paint sprayer, I was able to achieve one coat over the existing white oil based painted doors; with a foam or regular brush, this paint will need more than one coat. The #BLACK color out of the can appears blue black; when I used both a foam and regular brush, the blue black tint was evident. But with the paint sprayer, the paint looks jet black. As I cannot measure the virucidal and antibacterial claims, it is nice to know that this is an added measure of protection.
          • Recommended
          Gorgeous Copper Force Griege Semi-Gloss with Virucidal and Antibacterial Protection
          I love the beautiful neutrality of Behr's new Copper Force Griege Semi-Gloss. Griege is a gray and beige blend that brightens your room instantly, and it's neutral enough to coordinate well with a multitude of color palettes. The wall color I painted over was a very light, pale yellow color, so a primer wasn't necessary. Copper Force Griege did a splendid job of coverage. The finish is simply gorgeous. I'm so excited Behr has introduced Copper Force, an interior paint with Virucidal and Antibacterial protection that kills 99% of viruses and bacteria, including Covid, within two hours of exposure on the painted surface. It's a valuable extra layer of protection against viruses that I'm grateful to have in my home. Behr has a newly designed paint can that makes pouring a breeze. No fuss and no mess. I love it so much.
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          2 found this review helpful
          Good Stuff!
          It is always a pleasure to paint with BEHR! BEHR paint always, faithfully has a good thickness making coverage requiring less paint. No exaggeration, I can paint an entire room, four walls of 20x10 ft with paint brushes and still have about a 3rd of paint left. I can't do that with cheap thin paints as I have to paint a second coat. I don't have that problem ever with BEHR! Love the mini pour lid!
          • Recommended
          Good Covering paint with Primer
          I got a gallon can of the COPPER FORCE paint. The code is #PPU24-11 and I got the gray shade of Greige in the Semi-Gloss Enamel interior paint. The paint has Virucidal and Antibacterial which is handy in the bathroom. It went on smoothly and gave me good coverage and had a good hiding coverage with the built-in primer. I recommend this brand for any paint job you have.
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