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Behr Premium Plus Ultra Flat Enamel (Home Depot)
 
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$37
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Type: Flat exterior paints
About - Behr Premium Plus Ultra Flat Enamel (Home Depot)

The Behr Premium Plus Ultra Flat Enamel (Home Depot) is part of the paint test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, exterior paint models like the Premium Plus Ultra Flat Enamel (Home Depot) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Appearance after 3 years:
Appearance after three years summarizes performance after one year of our accelerated weathering (i.e. equivalent to three years on a vertical wall). Testing stops when appearance falls to fair or poor at which time, the product must be reapplied.

Appearance after 6 years:
Appearance after six years summarizes performance after two years of our accelerated weathering (i.e. equivalent to six years on a vertical wall). Testing stops when appearance falls to fair or poor at which time, the product must be reapplied.

Appearance after 9 years:
Appearance after three years summarizes performance after three years of our accelerated weathering (i.e. equivalent to nine years on a vertical wall). Testing stops after three years, whether or not appearance falls to fair or poor.Products that at this point still rate at least good for appearance are considered superior products.
About This Brand

Behr is a leading brand of interior paints and is available exclusively at The Home Depot. Along with water and oil-based interior paints, Behr offers primers, specialty finishes such as Venetian plaster, masonry waterproofers, wood-flooring coatings, and cleaners. Behr is a part of Masterchem, which also makes the Kilz brand of primers and paints.

Features & Specs - Behr Premium Plus Ultra Flat Enamel (Home Depot)
info Resists cracking Yes
info Resists color change Yes
info Resists dirt Yes
info Resists mildew Yes
info VOCs (grams/liter) 50
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User Reviews - Behr Premium Plus Ultra Flat Enamel (Home Depot)
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent paint
8/2/2013
Pros
Beautiful finish
Color consistency
Easy to use
Flows Well From The Brush
Cons
Best Uses
Residential House
Comment:
I have used another brand of paint for decades and just switched to Behr. I really enjoyed how easily the paint went on the house, how well it looked when finished and the easy clean up. I really have nothing negative to say about the experience. I tested 11 colors on the house before we picked a color and all of them were a delaight to use.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Color variation on stucco by brush
4/30/2012
Pros
Durable
Cons
Uneven color spreading
Best Uses
Comment:
I don't question its durability since the tests take care of that. I just didn't like how the ingredients, whether pigment or primer or whatever, rapidly separated within the can so that when I brushed it on my stucco it ended up with color variation that still existed after fully drying. I stirred the can about every 10-20 minutes, but apparently, I should've been stirring it before every dip of the brush. An artist friend of mine said the problem is the added primer, which causes some sort of pigment separation. Happened to her with another brand of interior paint/primer in one. I will add here that I first used another expensive brand that is self-priming in most situations and it spread on my stucco w/o any color variation using my same technique and stirring frequency, or apparent lack thereof. It was just too expensive! I'll add a review for that exterior paint next.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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