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Introduction to Interior Painting

Skill:  Novice DIY'er

Transform the look and feel of your home with a fresh coat of BEHR® paint. Whether you choose a deep, dramatic shade or a subtler palette, painting is a simple and affordable way to make a big impact in your home.

For Best Results:

For high traffic areas, or an area that is used by kids and pets, consider using a BEHR PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA® Interior Paint & Primer in One.

"Hard to paint" surfaces such as metals or previously painted hi-gloss paints may require the use of a BEHR Primer for added adhesion.

Suggested Supplies

  • Bucket
  • Caulking (Painter's Grade)
  • Caulking Gun
  • Rags
  • Drop Cloths
  • Ladder
  • Painter's Tape
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Paint Tray
  • Putty Knife
  • Brush (Nylon/Polyester)
  • Roller Cover and Frame

Suggested Products

Step 1

Choose the BEHR product that is right for your needs. BEHR PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA is a high performance paint and primer in one that hides in fewer coats and delivers ultimate durability. 


BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Interior self-priming paint provides exceptional durability and hide, is zero VOC and provides basic primer performance.

Step 2

You may also need to choose a BEHR Interior Primer that will deliver added adhesion, help smooth out rough surfaces and seals porous surfaces.