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Customer Reviews for BEHR PREMIUM 1 gal. #S340-3 Hybrid Urethane Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel Interior/Exterior Paint

Internet #306784940

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

Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 139 reviews
  • 93% recommend this product
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Love Behr, but...
Im a Behr only person however the cabinet paint seems be letting the wood bleed through after 2 coats. Should i use a primer then put another coat of paint on. Im painting a captains bed white. Tks
by Church
    • Recommended Product
    This paint is the go-to for our trim work.
    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Behr products in general have been the best paint for full coverage and wearability. We have been using this version for all of our trim work on our house that has been remodeled over the past 5 years. We do a good bit of painting old wood doors and cabinetry without any problems with this paint.
    by weebie
      • Recommended Product
      Very disappointed
      I use nothing but Behr. This product was pushed by sales rep for my garage doors. Your basically smearing on your first two coats with brush or a roller. Took 4 coats for full coverage. Paint was sticky between the edges of the door panels for several months. You could hear it pop apart as the door would go up. Also did the main entry door frame. That took 3 coats. Unless your spraying I’d say forget it.
      by Scrub
      Response from Roxana, Behr Customer CareApr 23, 2020
      Hello there,

      Thanks for reviewing the Semi-Gloss Enamel. I’m sorry to hear the coverage and dry time didn’t meet your expectations. That can be disappointing, and it’s not the experience we want any of our customers to have.

      To fix the stickiness, I recommend gently washing the surface with soapy water. Also, please keep in mind this isn’t a stand-alone product, and the use of a primer is recommended. Priming the surface will reduce the number of coats needed.

      I’ve sent you an email for further assistance, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

      Best,

      Roxana N.
      WebCare
      Behr
        Ignore bad reviews if you know how to paint.
        I used this product in jet black (limousine leather) for an oak banister and newel posts. We have sloppy 80s woodwork with lots of abuse between then and now. The last painter made sure every bristle was memorialized. I sanded, then primed with BIN by Zinser. It sucks, but do it. BIN dries fast so do four or five coats. You want to build it up a bit. Wear a mask. Use flexible sponge sanding pads and treat BIN like drywall compound; it sands like wood filler or bondo. Wear a mask. Wipe it down with a damp rag Get the rest of the dust with a tack cloth Don't skimp on these steps and then snipe the product. Use an extender. People say the stuff doesn't dry, but they were either very humid or very cold. If you want your work to look like glass in a place with proper climate control, use an extender. This stuff is not for newbs; the line between perfection and soul-destroying runs is very fine.
        by Edward William Wakefield
          • Recommended Product
          Ignore bad reviews if you know how to paint.
          I used this product in jet black (limousine leather) for an oak banister and newel posts. We have sloppy 80s woodwork with lots of abuse between then and now. The last painter made sure every bristle was memorialized. I sanded, then primed with BIN by Zinser. It sucks, but do it. BIN dries fast so do four or five coats. You want to build it up a bit. Wear a mask. Use flexible sponge sanding pads and treat BIN like drywall compound; it sands like wood filler or bondo. Wear a mask. Wipe it down with a damp rag Get the rest of the dust with a tack cloth Don't skimp on these steps and then snipe the product. Use an extender. People say the stuff doesn't dry, but they were either very humid or very cold. If you want your work to look like glass in a place with proper climate control, use an extender. This stuff is not for newbs; the line between perfection and soul-destroying runs is very fine.
          by Edward William Wakefield
            • Recommended Product
            Great for cabinets and trim!
            If you do your part, this paint is amazing. Read the instructions, follow the instructions. Do your prep work, and use THIN coats. YES, this takes some time to cure, but once it does it is rock hard and durable. You can see this paint "grab" the surface when you paint. It is phenomenal for painting wood cabinets. I primed in most places, but on the undersides of the cabinets etc. I did not. It didn't matter. A few coats with this and it looks amazing. If you prepare your surface properly and follow the instructions you can't go wrong. I do suggest using the foam based rollers and a synthetic brush, or a sprayer. DO NOT THIN...if your sprayer cant handle high viscosity material without thinning, then dont spray this.
            by Gutter736
              • Recommended Product
              This paint is Excellent! I painted 2 old dressers with it. Just wiped down with TSP let it dry an...
              This paint is Excellent! I painted 2 old dressers with it. Just wiped down with TSP let it dry and rolled it on with 6 inch 3/8 Wooster roller. Paint settled down just like Oil base. YES, It does take about 2 Days To dry and about 2 weeks to really get hard! No problem, it’s worth the wait! Half the Price of Sherwin Williams!
              by Jmac
                • Recommended Product
                Beautiful color and excellent durability
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased this recently and have no regrets at all.
                by stefie
                  Great paint
                  My Uncle bought this paint a week ago ,and I was glad he did.
                  by Foxx
                    • Recommended Product
                    Great for woodwork!
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Used this to paint all my woodwork white....best paint ever....only brand I will use.....worth the Cost!
                    by Momm
                      • Recommended Product
                      Does not dry and scratches far too easily
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The other 1 star reviews are correct. This paint just does not dry, does not go on evenly and scratches far too easily. I waited the recommended time between coats and followed all the instructions. I cleaned, sanded, wiped down, primed and painted (2 coats primer and 3 coats paint in some spots) two of my bathroom vanities and though the color is beautiful I am thinking this was a waste of time and money. Very disappointed.
                      by SAnne
                        Fantastic Product
                        I have used this product on a few projects, my first being on a built in bookcase on both sides of my fireplace. I lightly sanded the stained wood down, painted with a high adherance primer and then painted with this product. The finish was amazing! Super bright and clean white, very nice shine, crisp clean finish. I have been exceedingly happy with the outcome and have gotten many compliments!
                        by Diomedes
                          • Recommended Product
                          Amazing stuff
                          I paint for a others and often refer this. I wont use any other trim paint. I covered my 100 year old farm house trim. It looks amazing. Scuffs and all.
                          by Mari Kay
                            • Recommended Product
                            Excellent
                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Used after recommended from paint specialist. Used on bathroom & kitchen cabinets. Extremely satisfied with outcome.
                            by Barb58
                              • Recommended Product
                              Made public restroom partitions like new
                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Customer had vandalized restrooms with a lot of graffiti. We used new glhigh bonding primer. Some of the scratches and rust we sanded patches to bare metal. In the case of this salvage job, it took one coat of primer overall, a second coat on the sanded spots, then three coats of this paint. The results were almost factory fresh, at a much lower cost. If it dried faster, that would be great. Took 8 hours between first and second coat. We came back a third night to do the third coat.
                              by RestroomRestored
                                • Recommended Product
                                Painted Outdated kitchen cabinets white
                                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We painted our kitchen cabinets three months ago. We used Behr primer and sealer on top of a sanded surface and then this alkyd semi gloss enamel paint. It went on smooth and helped our cabinets looks fresh and new again. Very pleased! Going to use it on our cabinets in the bathroom too!
                                by Mckell26
                                  • Recommended Product
                                  Best trim paint ever!
                                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Purchased this to paint the window sills and trim in my home before I had new wood blinds installed. I HATE painting trim! This paint, however, made the job much easier. It has a thick consistency so it does not run easily. The product self levels beautifully with NO BRUSH MARKS! Such a smooth finish! I have now moved on to painting other trim in my home. Love this paint! ❤️
                                  by AnneM
                                    • Recommended Product
                                    Dries so fast
                                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is my first time using Alkyd paint, but if this is the normal experience it won't be my last. The paint itself dried very fast, and is super strong. You can easily sand out in perfections without the paint bubbling or peeling up. And it's a very cleanable finish, so don't be afraid to scrub it with a sponge or other normal cleaning procedures.
                                    by binaryhellstorm
                                      • Recommended Product
                                      Great results!!
                                      We are happy with the results. We bought to paint over our new house because our new house had the ceilings, base boards , and wall all one color . Behr paint did the job and we were happy with the results.
                                      by Shylee26
                                        • Recommended Product
                                        Great paint
                                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Paint went on great, easy to apply. Two coats looks fantastic on my cupboards! Leveled out beautifully. I used a synthetic brush to edge and clean up any runs with and rolled larger surfaces with a nappy roller. Hung all the cupboard doors back up and left them ajar for about a week until they cured, which was easy to tell by shutting doors and drawers and opening again without a sticking sound. Time will be the real test...
                                        by dbdavis
                                          • Recommended Product
                                          Levels
                                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It sprays and brushes well. Levels out.. The dry time is blahhh
                                          by Chris c
                                            • Recommended Product
                                            Great coverage
                                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love this paint,yellow and blue. Awesome coverage easy to spray! I used it on stucco and filled all the little cracks with out going back over it!
                                            by Sonny cole
                                              Great durable and hard finishing product
                                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] As professionals we swear by this product for trim, doors and cabinetry...very durable and long lasting finish...it does take practice to use this successfully...we also suggest pairing it with a foam roller...
                                              by bazarr
                                                • Recommended Product
                                                Does not cover well
                                                I am painting a household of trim. The paint needs 2 to 3 coats. It does not blend well as you are painting. It also leaves stroke marks. May need a fourth coat. Disappointed.
                                                by Darlene13
                                                  Excellent for trim and doors
                                                  I tried the regular semi-gloss paint by Behr, then someone recommended me this paint. It is much easier to apply and even though the dry time between coats is longer then regular latex paint it is well worth it.
                                                  by Nat7
                                                    • Recommended Product
                                                    Thick smooth finish
                                                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Purchased 4 months ago and the product was easy to work with then. The result was a product with perfect thickness and a semi gloss smooth finish. To date the paint has endured well so far and being a BEHR product I know its performance will live up to its reputation. I have used BEHR products for over 20 years with satisfying results
                                                    by Culchee
                                                      • Recommended Product
                                                      Amazing finish in a water-based product!
                                                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We are home renovators and have used this product in 10 home remodels and our own home! It finishes beautifully, whether you spray it, roll it, or brush it. And easy to clean up with soap and water! I am also a real estate agent and have recommended this product to clients.
                                                      by LauraK
                                                        • Recommended Product
                                                        Very durable
                                                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I used this paint on an old train table that I converted to a lego table. This was 2 yrs ago and the table still looks like new. As a result, I'm up-cycling all kinds of furniture to match in a recently remodeled great room. I'm very happy with the results and my friends want to buy my furniture. Sorry, I'm keeping every piece I have painted.
                                                        by cholland
                                                          • Recommended Product
                                                          Thick paint to protect wagon
                                                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We made a wooden wagon for our child, and wanted the look and protection of oil paint without the inconvenience of oil cleanup. The Alkyd Enamel was Perfect! It's a thick paint that behaves similarly to oil, so watch for brushstrokes. You'll get a feel for how it works after the first coat. Great for filling in grain imperfections in wood. Wagon has a lovely smooth finish and we don't worry about a little rain on our walks!
                                                          by velut_f
                                                            • Recommended Product
                                                            Great Trim Paint
                                                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have painted miles of trim over the years. My favorite was true oil-based enamel as it wore well and flattened to a super smooth finish. It was a real step down to move away form the oil-based products...until now! We bought a house about 10 months ago that needed paint on every surface. I am now on my third gallon of this paint and I love it. It covers well but mostly I love the way it dries so smooth. It is a great product!!!
                                                            by tjsdvm
                                                              • Recommended Product
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