What's this? Overall score includes primarily a paint's hiding performance, and resistance to staining, gloss change , scrubbing, sticking, mildew, and fading, along with surface smoothness,. VOC level does not factor into the overall score. Most results were developed from tests of white, pastel, and medium-tint bases.
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Summary:This is the premium mid-priced paint sold at Home Depot. It is self-priming and environmentally friendly (low VOCs).
About - Behr Premium Plus Ultra Matte (Home Depot)
The Behr Premium Plus Ultra Matte (Home Depot) is part of the paint
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, interior paint
models like the Premium Plus Ultra Matte (Home Depot) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Hiding reflects how well a paint covers dark colors mainly with one-coat.
Staining shows how well a paint resists tough oil and water based stains.
Gloss change notes the change in appearance when a paint is cleaned aggresively.
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.
User Reviews - Behr Premium Plus Ultra Matte (Home Depot)
Against my better judgement, my General Contractor urged me to choose this paint. On brand new drywall and after sanding and getting all of the dust off, this product does NOT adhere to the wall. Peels off extremely easily. Be warned, that this is not a step saver. Do your research and listen to real professionals on this subject. Now it's back to sanding and starting the process all over again.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Joey D
from Chester County, PA
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good for ceilings
Goes on smooth
I've used the cheaper Behr product in the past for a ceiling in a powder room, but bought the more expensive one this time because it has a better finish. We had some post-electrical work spackle repairs and other water spots on our ceiling, and it was time to paint anyway. Even though we had to use two coats, it was done by choice because ceilings generally need two coats, especially since the previous color was off-white. I've read these other comments where people complained that they had to use two coats, and I don't get it. I've always used two coats when painting just to get that smooth finish with absolutely no bleed-through. I've used Behr in the past for both walls and ceilings, and I'd use it again. As much as I dislike painting, Behr makes it less painful with their great results.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Southern California
(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Over-rated or under-performing
We tried to use as paint over two coats of primer, and it did not hide aged drywall that was not even stained. We had to buy more primer and paint to do the job again.