BEHR ULTRA™ Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel

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For a perfect pop of color that will give your home some serious curb appeal, choose BEHR ULTRA Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel. This radiant sheen will create a sleek appearance on your home's exterior accents, and is ideal for trim, shutters and doors, including garage doors, as well as windows and outdoor furniture.

Finish
A Semi-Gloss paint 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.
Best for use in
Doors, trim and shutters; Exterior furniture
Coverage
250-400 Sq. Ft. per Gallon

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Product Usage

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2 HR Dry Time 
4 HR Recoat Time

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250-400 Sq. Ft 
Coverage per Gallon

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Properly prepared and cleaned coated or uncoated exterior surfaces. Ideal for Wood, Vinyl, Aluminum, Fiber Cement Siding, Metals, Steel, Doors, Windows, Trim, Shutters, Garage Doors, Outdoor Furniture, Railing and Wrought Iron.

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Preparation & Prime†Blank space if empty.
  • 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 ULTRA™ paint as a primer for repaired or uncoated surfaces, including woods that contain tannins (two primer coats required for redwood and cedar) and heavily stained areas.
  • Lock in stains with the first primer coat; if necessary, apply a second primer coat of BEHR ULTRA.
  • For drastic color changes or when applying deep colors denoted with a dagger (†) on the color chip, apply a tinted primer coat of BEHR ULTRA if needed.
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  • 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.
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  • For disposal of empty containers, unused paint and soiled rags, contact your household refuse collection service.

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LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY

Behr Process Corporation warrants to you, the original residential consumer purchaser, the performance of this product as described on this label for so long as you reside in your home. THIS WARRANTY IS NOT VALID WHEN THE PRODUCT IS NOT PROPERLY APPLIED TO A PROPERLY PREPARED SURFACE OR CARED FOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LABEL DIRECTIONS. This warranty is not transferable. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label during the warranty period, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. This warranty excludes (1) labor and costs of labor for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Note to residents of the State of New Jersey:  The provisions of this warranty, including its limitations, are intended to apply to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of New Jersey. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.

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BEHR ULTRA™ Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 363.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great I bought this paint for a new front door. It went on much more smoothly than our old paint. Great coverage and looks good!
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great I bought this paint for a new front door. It went on much more smoothly than our old paint. Great coverage and looks good!
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great color that really pops consistently great color with easy application will definitely use again
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does not yellow!! I have been using Ultra Bright White exterior for about 15 years now. We use it for house exterior trim as well as all interior trim. This white does not yellow, I can do touch ups on my baseboards without repainting all of it. Wipes clean and hasn't lost its shine!
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does not yellow!! I have been using Ultra Bright White exterior for about 15 years now. We use it for house exterior trim as well as all interior trim. This white does not yellow, I can do touch ups on my baseboards without repainting all of it. Wipes clean and hasn't lost its shine!
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exterior paint Great covrage good quality kong lasting gloss i s my best choice for the outside job
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been Painting for 25 years professionally, If you want the paint to really stick and cover , this is the best I know of. I use it near beaches and hi sun/ weather areas and it lasts ! Everyone is happy with my work because I use the best products, and that is Bear Premium Ultra
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to outside paint Color matched perfectly to our new vinyl windows Now our gutters, front door and porch columns match beautifully.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pefect color, sheen and durability Intended use..outdoor picnic table. Before I painted my table I test painted a really old piece of wood and let it sit outside ecposed to winter and spring elements. This paint still looks great. Now..I am very satisfied and will paint my picnic table.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this paint I used this paint on an outbuilding that had not been painted in years. One coat and it looks great.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy application and looks good I prepped 20 year old porch by pressure washing, scraping and then sanding. Paint want on very well with good coverage. Really looks good and filled into the splits nicely. Can’t speak to durability because I did this 1 month ago. Porch is in direct southern sun so hope it gives me 5 years like the previous coating.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Door Had Held Up Paint 3 Years Now When we moved in our front door was a magenta pink, totally not husband and I’d style. We chose this paint after being recommended at our local hardware store, chose it in red, a subtle way to transition the door to more of our style. We love the finish of it, and only really needed one coat but we did apply two just to make sure all of the pink was gone! It had been three years, and the door is still as beautiful since we first painted it. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needed 2 coats to cover Using the Ultra pure white over existing white surface required a second coat to cover.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exterior deck railing and door trim Better application and finish results than the regular Behr paint. Looks great and get lots of comments how nice it looks when done.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holds up to New England weather I have tried several different paint brands and this product has held up the best against the salt air and harsh winter weather along the Maine coast
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied thus far About 3 weeks ago I painted the ceiling of our porch (semi gloss exterior) which has a texture. The color looks great and reflects a lot of light, much better than the pink that was there before. This was my first time exterior painting (still did wash prep and taping off edges) and used 1/2 inch nap roller. Paint was much thicker than when interior painting (or exterior flat as seen on beam in photo), nap went almost flat, which being the porch ceiling turned out to my benefit of many less drips. Not sure if it because it was thicker, but after about 30 to 40 min into the small area (I always do edges first and was almost complete with them at that point), the color appeared to be settling in the canned paint and i made sure to stop and mix again (did not have the settling again once moved onto large tray and roller). I used two coats and so far after these three weeks appears to be holding up well. The location won't likely have any fading, as it is there is none.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage I have been trying various brands of Exterior white paint that would cover in one coat without streaks and this definitely fits the bill. Super coverage with no missed spots.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product I bought my 2 years ago and the paint is the same what i love how fast you paint, having primer and paint at once is beautiful. love this product of behr that's the only paint I used.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable Beauty This was my second purchase of Behr exterior high gloss. I used it on trim, downspouts/gutters and two stucco dormers. The first application lasted nearly eight years before it showed signs of wear! I put my faith in Consumer Reports testing and the results didn't disappoint. Yes, there is more expensive paint on the market, but I don't think you'll find better value and performance than Behr. See you again in eight years!
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome paint I bought exterior paint a few months ago and it was easy to apply and took only a single coat. I've always relied on Home Depot for my home improvement needs.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy application for Goes on smooth. This paint is my go to. Always easy to apply!
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Paint Painted two exterior doors did a great job on this job!
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior Product Prep is important, including primer on bare exposed wood. Excellent coverage and semi-gloss sheen a 'Pro' would be proud of. Durable, strong and can withstand light cleaning from elements by birds or spatter. Takes the stress out of life.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This paint is awesome for our house We bought this a couple of years ago. Buying more now to paint some out buildings because paint looks great after a couple of years.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Went on smooth and great appearance Went on smooth and overall appearance is very nice. Paint began to clot while spraying, towards the end of the job. Had to re mix and clean the gun. It wasn't a extremely warm day, and occurred on both 5 gallon towards the end of the spray.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultra Pure White I love this shade of white. Paint provides good coverage.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coverage - Easy to Apply Great Coverage & Wide Range of Colors. Easy to apply.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great long lasting paint I have a 92 acre ranch with old barn and out buildings. This is the only paint I will use. I have painted most of our out building over the last few years and they still look like I painted them last week. In fact I was so happy with th he paint, I painted the 26 posts around my house last fall.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely the best ext. paint, customer support I have tried many exterior paints and BEHR ULTRA Exterior is definitely the best ! It is a thick, full bodied paint that goes on easily with a brush, roller, or airless sprayer. You will always need two coats to obtain best results and when applying over new wood the best results are obtained by using a brush or roller. If the paint does fail for any reason they have excellent customer service with a lifetime warranty and will reimburse you for the cost of replacement paint.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a change I have a small landing and staircase off the master bedroom. I have it a new coat of paint, expected to need 2 coats but it is beautiful with one coat. What a time saver. It looks great.
Date published: 2020-05-30
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