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Model # 219005

Store SKU # 1007585100

5 gal. White Eggshell Virucidal and Antibacterial Interior Paint & Primer

Contains 5 gallons ($33.40 /gallon)
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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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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.
  • Eggshell sheen offers a soft, velvety appearance
  • Paint and Primer - a primer coat may be needed on some surfaces. See label for details.
  • 5 gallons cover up to 2000 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
  • BEHR COPPER FORCE is backed with a Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • California residents
     see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Information

Internet # 319846411

Model # 219005

Store SKU # 1007585100

Additional Resources

From the Manufacturer


Container Size: 5 Gallon


Container Size

5 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:How many coats do you have to do how do you sugar with the magnetic paint?
by|Dec 6, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  Hi there, thank you for your questions. To best assist you, please reach out to us directly so we can learn more about your project and provide more information. We look forward to hearing from you! -Lina

by|Dec 7, 2023
    Q:Can this paint be used outdoors on metal lawn furniture? If so, should I use a matte clear coat to protect it and can you recommend one if do?
    by|Nov 27, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hi Bernadette, thank you for your question. As it turns out, our Copper Force Paint is an interior paint, so we do not recommend it for outdoor projects. Alternatively, you can use our Ultra Exterior Paint. It can be used for metal surfaces and will provide a protective and durable finish. The paint is a stand-alone product that will not require a clear coat. Please feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any other questions. -Lina

    by|Nov 28, 2023
      Q:Good color application for garage door
      by|Nov 2, 2023
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hi Helen, thank you for writing in. Feel free to chat with a color expert on our website for color advice. Have a great day! -Giovanna

      by|Nov 2, 2023
        Q:Will this paint also block emf radiation signals like 5g?
        by|Sep 4, 2023
        1 Answer
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        A:  Hi Mike, thanks for the question. Our Copper Force Paint won't block EMF radiation signals such as 5g. Have a great day!

        by|Sep 5, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.8 out of 5

          • 4.8 out of 132 reviews
          • 95% recommend this product
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          One Coat Coverage and Anti-bacterial Protection!
          I needed a new color for my guest bathroom. I have long known that BEHR makes high-quality paint products. The BEHR COPPER FORCE interior paint takes that quality to a new level! I selected Greige, which is a perfect blend of gray and beige! It was well mixed, went on with one coat coverage and was dry within a half hour! I love that this paint kills 99.9% of germs and viruses and will continue to do that for 6 years! This paint has a light sheen and wipes clean easily! The new color looks great!
          • Recommended
          This arrived fast and well packaged. We have been waiting for our room to be finished so we could get it painted. This paint was easy to use and love the pouring spout that came with it. Our family are very big Behr brand supporter’s and truly love the low to no odor, dry time in case you need or want to put a second coat on. We used some primer ( a new drywall wall) if you have prior painting experience you know putting a layer of primer on before painting will help the color stay without using a lot of paint.
          • Recommended
          Nice color. Low odor. Applies easily. Good coverage.
          This virucidal paint from Behr claims to provide an extra layer of protection against bacteria and viruses within 2 hours of exposure, for up to six years. While the antimicrobial properties of the paint may be well and good, I selected this paint due to Behr’s reputation for producing high-quality paints and because I liked the French silver color for my half-bathroom. The eggshell finish has a dull sheen to it, which I really like. The virucidal properties, while less of a determining factor for me, it is nonetheless an added benefit. The can the paint comes in is innovative, in that a plastic pour spout is included for easy pouring with no drippy mess of paint left on the side of the can, and its low VOC, so the odor isn’t as noxious as paints that are not rated low VOC. You can still remove the lid to paint directly from the can, if desired. The lid is plastic and can be opened and closed without damaging the lid, unlike metal lids that can dent and allow air to contaminate and significantly shorten the shelf life of the paint. The paint mixes well and applies smooth, with good coverage. The French silver color is warm and coordinates very with white trim and other wall colors that are on a neutral color palette. The paint has good coverage and a little goes a long way. I used about ¼ of the gallon can for my half-bathroom, so I plan to finish the can by painting my upstairs and downstairs hallways, and stairwell.
          • Recommended
          Amazing paint
          COPPER FORCE 1 gal. #PPU24-11 Greige Eggshell Enamel Virucidal and Antibacterial Interior Paint & Primer This is some quality paint. I'm very interested and amazed with the fact that paint in made now to kill viruses and bacteria. Such amazing technology, it's impressive. This paint goes on well with good coverage. I probably could have gotten away with one coat it was that good but decided to do two coats anyway. It's a paint and primer combo so that saves a step in the process and it doesn't have any harsh smell other than the typical paint smell that goes away fairly quickly. I got this in the greige color which is a nice warm color
          • Recommended
          Amazing paint
          COPPER FORCE 1 gal. #PPU24-10 Downtown Gray Eggshell Enamel Virucidal and Antibacterial Interior Paint & Primer This is some quality paint. I'm very interested and amazed with the fact that paint in made now to kill viruses and bacteria. Such amazing technology, it's impressive. This paint goes on well with good coverage. I probably could have gotten away with one coat it was that good but decided to do two coats anyway. It's a paint and primer combo so that saves a step in the process and it doesn't have any harsh smell other than the typical paint smell that goes away fairly quickly. I got this in the city gray color which is a nice warm gray.
          • Recommended
          Good fetures, unable to use in time
          I ran out of time in actually using this paint since we must submit a review in 20 days. So this is limited to describing some features. --------- First there is the interesting pouring spout that came with the can. You use the spout to unscrew the center plug in the top. Then you attach the spout. Both operations involve screwing or unscrewing the parts. This makes it easier to avoid clogging the lid rim with paint. Of course you should wash off the spout each time. The instructions say to never pour this paint into another container but I assume that is the purpose of the spout. This paint is classified as a pesticide evidently. ------- Second there is a formula for mixing this paint that you can use to order more in this color "Greige" (gray/beige). The base paint can is marked with the original volume (under 1 gallon). The added tint colors make up the rest of the gallon. In this case the tint colors are black, white, yellow and red. See the label.
          • Recommended
          Same Great Quality Paint
          I think this paint would serve as the best of both worlds. It is the same quality paint as you would get from the other Behr varieties, but also Virucidal and Antibacterial. I would also like to point out while this protects humans, it is also a great paint to use if you foster animals or own an animal rescue. It also protects against feline viruses as well. If you have a high volume bathroom, I would definitely suggest using this paint instead of regular paint as well. This eggshell is still a scrubb-able finish, but fore more maximum cleaning and protection maybe consider semi-gloss finish. Semi-gloss does not look as nice so I went with egg-shell.
          • Recommended
          For the immunocompromised a great paint
          Wanted for a family member with a weakened immune system this was used in a guest house. The first photo is a test done on a scrap 2x4 with a conventional primer as the label calls for two coats or use of a primer. Results looked very good so that is what was done in the remodeled areas. The balance of the guest house interior was a very similar color and the coverage was excellent with just one coat. Expensive compared to most paint but worth it to this family for care of their immunocompromised loved one.
          Great Coverage
          I have never used a black or this deep colored paint, but the coverage of the copper force is wonderful. I tested on a small sample to see how much was soaked up by our new wall. As you can see the wet versus dark has a shine versus matte finish. We are using this in the basement so hoping the anti-bacterial quality of the paint helps with the humidity during the summer. This black color turned out wonderful on our fireplace wall for the basement living room.
          • Recommended
          Behr Copper Force paint and Primer Kills 99.9% of Viruses and Bacteria
          Yesterday I tried out the new Paint from Behr. It is Copper infused and will kill viruses and Bacteria within 2 hrs of contact and will last up to 6 years, with proper care and cleaning. It only takes a bit of dish soap in water to clean it. I found the paint easy to use. Coverage was good with only one coat but did two for extra protection and some of the white walls underneath did show through. It has a new plastic lid and pour spout, I had problems getting it to open the spout lid and then getting it to attach so I could pour it out, but I think it was a learning curve I have under control now. The can states it was an Eggshell enamel deep base so I am hoping it will be able to come in other colors as well we were only offered shades of gray and black. Clean-up was really easy and brushes washed out quickly as well . I will be sure to get more and do my bathroom as well, but for now, the entry hallway and doors will have to do.
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