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 Satin Enamel (Home Depot)
The Behr Premium Plus Ultra Satin Enamel (Home Depot) is part of the paint
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, interior paint
models like the Premium Plus Ultra Satin Enamel (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 Satin Enamel (Home Depot)
I had medium green walls in the kitchen, not dark at all. This (Mushroom Bisque color) primer and paint requires a second coat. I love the color, so I primed the walls with leftover primer and lighter paint; otherwise I would've had to buy a second gallon of this color. Behr needs to fulfill their promises.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Manchester, CT.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
First of all I'm no paint expert. <br />Maybe this paint is the most durable and best paint??? maybe, however I had the ultra satin and it took me 2-3 coats. Thick paint and I question its ability to stick and cover while rolling paint. I did kitchen fine with regular satin. then came bathroom and livingroom/hallway in which I had a harder time. I still see little spots that didn't cover. maybe I was supposed to stir paint every so often. Maybe room temp was a little to cool at 61* approx. At least maybe the paint will last a very long time. The kitchen is holding out very good after a few years.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
By Oldtimer fix er up Bob
from Layton, Utah
Nice, smooth finish
Fine Color Match Sample
Good Hiding Of Flaws
No bad odor
No Nonsense Splattering
Any Interior Wall
Fine Low Shine Finish
Looks great in bathroom
We bought this paint after seeing the consumer report of paint testing. While we worried about some detracting reviews, we thought we should try it, based on the CR ratings. Our results confirm CR's experience.<br /> While surface preparation is key to any good paint job, our dilemma was to cover a badly alligatored prior painted surface in our bathroom. This old layer of paint was put on over a surface that had just had wallpaper removed. While we thought the paste had been removed, we found as that paint was being applied there remained enough wallpaper paste to be somewhat problematic, with places the paste obviously interferred with the paint being applied. After 8 years in the high / low humudity cyclic bathroom, that surface became very much alligatored. The advice from the online references all said the best treatement was to strip off the alligatored paint completly; A job that would be about as difficult as removing the sheetrock and starting over. We sanded down the poor paint until it was very smooth and then applied this Behr Premium Plus Ultra Satin Enamel. It performed beautifully. The satin finish has virtually covered the checkered and cracked finish of the lower surface.<br /> While we do not know what this will look like in five years and beyond, it is practically miraculous now. This paint's covering / hiding power is impressive. We are very optomistic about it's future. We had none of the application problems others have groaned about. We think that the old wallpaper paste problem is securely locked in the old, mostly removed, paint layer. <br />This is great paint, worthy of the high rating.