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PREMIUM PLUS® Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel

PREMIUM PLUS® Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel

Add a touch of class and character to your home's exterior accents with BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel paint. This radiant sheen creates a sleek appearance, with a durable finish that's formulated to withstand wear. It's ideal for trim, doors and windows, but it's also great for shutters and outdoor furniture.

A Semi-gloss paint sheen is a  sleek, radiant sheen that creates a hard, durable finish. It is formulated to withstand wear, and will also resist moisture, fading and stains.
Where to Use
Doors, trim and shutters; Exterior furniture
250-400 Sq. Ft. per Gallon

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Where to Use

Ideal for Wood, Vinyl, Doors, Windows, Trim, Shutters, Garage Doors and Outdoor Furniture.

Usage Summary

1 HR Dry Time 
2 HR Recoat Time
250-400 Sq. Ft 
Coverage per Gallon
Soap & Water
from Freezing


  • Use on properly prepared and cleaned coated and uncoated Exterior surfaces.
  • Countersink nailheads, fill and sand smooth.
  • Remove rust, loose or peeling paint.
  • Repair imperfections and sand smooth.
  • Wash off dirt, grease and chalk with detergent and/or powerwash.
  • Remove mildew stains with a mildew stain removing product.
  • Clean and sand new or weathered wood.
  • Scuff sand or degloss smooth or glossy surfaces.
  • Scuff sand or etch metals.
  • Rinse and allow to dry.
  • Caulk windows, doors and other openings.
  • Allow new stucco, plaster and masonry to cure for 30 days before painting.


  • Use BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Paint as a primer over properly prepared coated or uncoated surfaces.
  • For stain-blocking, painting over woods with tannins, or over oil-based or glossy surfaces, prime with a product such as BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Interior/Exterior Multi-Surface Primer & Sealer No. 436.
  • For drastic color changes or when applying deep colors denoted with a dagger (†) on the color chip, apply a custom tinted primer if needed.
  • Prime all metal surfaces before painting.


  • Apply product on dry substrates when air and surface temperatures are between 35°-90°F (2°-32°C) and will remain between 35°-90°F (2°-32°C) for at least 4 hours after applying.
  • Do not paint when rain or heavy condensation is expected.
  • Stir paint occasionally.
  • Intermix containers of same product to ensure color and sheen uniformity.
  • On semi-smooth surfaces, use a high quality 3/8-1/2" nap roller cover, nylon/polyester brush or an airless sprayer (.015-.021" spray tip, 60 mesh filter).
  • On rough surfaces, use a high quality 3/4-1" nap roller cover.
  • Do not thin if using a roller or brush; however, if using a sprayer and thinning is required, thin with water at a rate of no more than 1/2 pint per gallon.
  • Certain colors may require more than one coat for complete hide.
  • On heavy stains and woods that contain tannins, allow 12-16 hours of dry time between coats.
  • Cooler temperatures or higher humidity may prolong drying time.
  • After 4 weeks, cured paint film may be cleaned with a mild, non-abrasive liquid detergent.
  • Dry paint film is mildew resistant.
  • When applying to vinyl, color choice must be the same color or lighter than the existing color.
  • Do not use on floors.


  • For disposal of empty containers, unused paint and soiled rags, contact your household refuse collection service.

To consult with a Behr Certified Coatings Professional, call 1-800-854-0133 Ext. 2 (U.S.A. only).

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