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Customer Reviews for BEHR PREMIUM 1 gal. #BL-W14 White Urethane Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel Interior/Exterior Paint

Internet #302139438

Model #390001

Store SKU #328584

  • For use on prepared interior and exterior metal and wood surfaces
  • Great for use on doors, trim, molding, cabinetry and more
  • Durable urethane alkyd finish offers great flow and leveling

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I was very impressed with the coverage over such a dark paint. Compare the cupboard to the window...
I was very impressed with the coverage over such a dark paint. Compare the cupboard to the window frame.
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Alkyd is Very versatile. I use it for trim and also cabinets. Sprays on beautifully and also rol...
Alkyd is Very versatile. I use it for trim and also cabinets. Sprays on beautifully and also rolls and brushes just as well ,depending on the finish your looking for. Thin coats works best. A favorite with Diversified Painting and Restoration...
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This paint work excellent on my kitchen cabinets however I do think it dried much lighter than e...
This paint work excellent on my kitchen cabinets however I do think it dried much lighter than expected but I was not about to re-sand It leveled beautifully we had a sponge roller application and I will definitely use this product again
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Not for regular inside trim work, puts off a lot of fumes recommend only for outside. Very hard t...
Not for regular inside trim work, puts off a lot of fumes recommend only for outside. Very hard to clean up. Great for plastic and metal
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I love how my bathroom doors, trim and bar cabinets turned out with this product. Smooth, fast d...
I love how my bathroom doors, trim and bar cabinets turned out with this product. Smooth, fast drying -- looks like a professional painter did the work -- when in fact I did it. I highly recommend this product, and will definitely be using it again to change all the brown trim/doors from white in my house.
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This paint was fantastic when it first came out - good leveling, nice solid 2 coat coverage. But ...
This paint was fantastic when it first came out - good leveling, nice solid 2 coat coverage. But on a recent job, a whole house repaint where the woodwork and doors were brown, I applied one coat BIN primer/sealer over all trim and doors, then proceeded to paint with Behr Alkyd Semi Gloss ( packaged white), and it took FOUR COATS to achieve solid coverage! Again, this was over a white prime coat! This cost me well over $1,500 in extra labor. I will admit the finished product has a nice look, but due to the poor coverage, I will never purchase or recommend this product again.
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Response from BehrApr 10, 2018
Hello Bh, I appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry you didn't get the coverage you were expecting from your paint, and that it took four coats to achieve your desired coverage. Although our Alkyd Paint offers superior durability and self-leveling, it's not guaranteed to cover in a specific amount of coats. Multiple coats may be needed to achieve complete coverage. Customer satisfaction is important to us. So, please feel free to contact our Customer Care team directly if you need further assistance Have a wonderful day! –Joanna Behr
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I used this paint to refinish my old 1980 cabinets, I think they are either cherry or pine. I ro...
I used this paint to refinish my old 1980 cabinets, I think they are either cherry or pine. I rolled it on and it leveled smoothly. Then I added Rust-oleum coffee glaze to the inner groove. Hardware purchased from HomeDepot.com.
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    Covered well
    Covered well
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    I used this product on cabinetry to 'try' before I build my kitchen cabinets which we intend on p...
    I used this product on cabinetry to 'try' before I build my kitchen cabinets which we intend on painting. The cabinets came out great! I wish HD would carry color chips in-store (or that one can order on-line) as this color is a little bit 'bluer' than it appears on-line - no one's fault - just the way it is with on-line color. It goes on smoothly - for cabinet work I recommend rolling it on and only brushing (with a good brush) where you have to. I recommend using a paint stirrer attached to a drill to mix as this paint separates pretty readily. I am going to do a trial with a sprayer to see if I can get an even better finish - although the roller applied finish looks really good. Love the fact that it is not oil based, low VOC (although it does have a distinct 'vomit' smell while applying) and clean-up is easy - soap and water. It sticks really well!!! Took me a couple of days to get it off the heel of my hand that I missed in cleaning up - once it dried it was a bear to get off (no pun intended). Verdict? This is the paint I will be using on my kitchen cabinets.
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    Levels very well with brush, foam roller or airless sprayer. Adhesion is great. Surface dries in ...
    Levels very well with brush, foam roller or airless sprayer. Adhesion is great. Surface dries in a few hours, but takes several days to really harden / cure. I used it for a cabinet paint job and like it so much, I'm using another shade for the next cabinet paint job.
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    BEHR1-gal. #OSHA 4 Safety Purple Semi-Gloss Enamel Alkyd Interior/Exterior Paint
    I used this paint for the inside of a bus and two coats covered nicely. I will be getting more for the outside of the bus.
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    Beautiful for furniture!
    I used various tinted colors of this product to paint furniture for our granddaughters. I spent a lot of time just prepping the furniture, stripping, sanding and patching, before I painted. I sanded a LOT, starting with 60 grit and working my way up to 320, using 3M sandpaper (my favorite). My husband thought I was nuts, but he agreed it was worth all of the prep work when he saw the finished product. I used the best foam rollers Home Depot sold, and the key to a good paint job on furniture is to only paint in one direction with the best foam rollers you can afford. If you've painted a lot of walls like I have, it took a while to get into the habit, but it was definitely worth the effort, with minimal paint strokes as a result. For places where I had to use a paint brush, my go-to brush is always a Purdy angled brush. And as with every paint project, two coats required. It's been about 3 months, and so far the furniture is holding up good. I was happy with the way the paint job turned out, and would recommend this type of paint for furniture. One of my cardinal rules for a successful paint job is to use the best paint rollers and brushes you can afford, and Home Depot has a good selection to choose from. Please note that I am not a professional; this is just a hobby for me.
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    I am usually a Benjamin Moore guy but this paint surprised me. Very smooth and sets well. Will purchase again.
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    The absolute worst paint I have ever used.
    DO NOT purchase Behr Urethane Alkyd Enamel, it is the worst paint I have ever used and I have done a lot of painting. I bought this paint to use on interior window molding. It starts drying within seconds as you are brushing it on, leaving brush marks on the entire surface. The paint needs to fully dry overnight, at which point you will need to sand the entire window because it looks awful. The paint does not flow smoothly. I can't believe Behr sells this product.
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    Response from BehrFeb 12, 2024
    Hi PainterGirl, thanks for your question. I'm sorry to hear the paint dried too quickly and left brush marks on your window molding. To fix this, I recommend applying another coat of our Urethane Alkyd paint while maintaining a wet edge to cover the brush marks. If the paint seems to be drying too fast again, you can add up to 4oz. of water per gallon to extend the working time of the paint. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we'd like to help get your project back on track. Please feel free to reach out to us directly so we can further assist. We look forward to hearing from you! -Christina Behr
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      All's well that ends well, I guess.I told the two guys in the paint dept. what tint to put in the paint, and when they opened the can it was no where near the right color. A third gent showed up then and said he knew what they did and how to make what I had asked for. His can came out exactly right. I came out with what I wanted, and HD was stuck with a $48 can of "opps" paint.
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      Love this paint. The sheen and durability of oil base but with water clean up. Also breaks clean when you take off the tape. So you can. Have razor tight cut lines between the trim and wall color. This paint is almost a Miricle.
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      Very nice hybrid paint
      Excellent classic oil-like finish once you figure this product out. Learning curve is a bit steeper than some other hybrids. It's a bit thick out of the can, I recommend thinning with a little bit of water, TDS says not to but it's fine. It won't level if it's applied too thin, I think that might be the issue some people are having with it. Apply with a medium-soft brush and don't over brush, let the paint do the work. Finished appearance is near identical to older SW Proclassic oil.
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        Absolute worst paint ever used
        Used behr primer paint before using enamel coverage is terrible don't waste your money like I did better off going with porter paint or sherwan williams
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        Response from BehrJan 16, 2024
        Hi Jason, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you did not get the coverage you expected. Typically, our Urethane Alkyd Enamel will cover in two coats, while darker colors and porous surfaces may require additional coats. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to us directly if you need further assistance; our customer care team is happy to help you! -Ronald Behr
          The paint smell is strong and last several weeeks.
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          Response from BehrJan 11, 2024
          Hi Bob, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear about the odor you experienced when using our Urethane Alkyd Semi-Gloss Paint. Being an Oil-Latex blend, this paint may have a slight solvent odor. To help air out any lingering smell, we recommend increasing the ventilation in this room. Fans can also be used in the doorways and windows facing outward. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to us directly if you need further assistance. Our customer care team is happy to help you! - Randy Behr
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          Doesn’t hide very well. I needed to use three coats to cover old paint.
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          Response from BehrDec 13, 2023
          Hi Will, thank you for your review. I'm so sorry to hear our Urethane Alkyd Enamel did not provide the coverage you expected. Generally, paint covers in 1-2 coats. However, porous surfaces and drastic color transitions may need additional coats for uniformity. In any case, we value your customer experience, and we appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to us directly if you need further assistance; our Customer Care team is happy to help! -Lina Behr
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          Needed 4 coats for bathroom vanity
          Someone from HD recommended this paint over my primed vanity doors in my bathroom as I was changing the color. I had sanded the wood, cleaned it thoroughly with TSP, rinsed it thoroughly, and did a coat of primer (changing it from the light wood color to dark green). Maybe this is on me as it's been a while since I used dark paint on a project but I needed 4 coats in order to cover up all of the white primer. I have painted a lot of wood surfaces and this paint was definitely frustrating.
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          Response from BehrDec 12, 2023
          Hello, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear about the poor coverage. I can understand your frustration in having to apply four coats. Our Alkyd Paint will typically cover in two coats, while porous surfaces may require additional coats. We appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to us directly if you need further assistance. Our Customer Care team is happy to help! -Giovanna Behr
            It is good for our dresser, outdoor wrought iron chair and stairs railing. Its first time painting project to my household.
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            the quality is not the best and the person on site selling it didn't know what he was doing
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            Response from BehrDec 7, 2023
            Hi there, thank you for reaching out. We're sorry to hear our paint didn't meet your quality expectations. That is not the experience we want for our customers, so we appreciate your honest feedback. Please feel free to reach out to us directly so we can learn more about your project and assist. We look forward to hearing from you! -Lina Behr
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