PREMIUM PLUS® Exterior Satin Enamel

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For effortless effect on a variety of outdoor surfaces, choose BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Exterior Satin 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 satin sheen creates a pearl-like finish that’s durable and dirt-resistant. It will also resist moisture, fading and stains.
Best for use in
Virtually all Exterior surfaces
250-400 Sq. Ft. per Gallon

Read important application instructions to ensure optimum paint performance.

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Product Usage

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1 HR Dry Time 
2 HR Recoat Time

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250-400 Sq. Ft 
Coverage per Gallon

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Soap & Water

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Where to Use

Ideal for Wood, Vinyl and Fiber Cement Sidings; Stucco, Brick, Masonry and Fences.

Usage Summary
  • 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® 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 additional coats 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.

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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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PREMIUM PLUS® Exterior Satin Enamel is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 286.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love using behr It really stands the test of time. The satin gives it just enough smoothness, and it is dust resistance. It goes on so well. And the paint and primer in one is oh so nice!! Coverage is excellant.
Date published: 2019-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievably Durable My wife and I had our house built by a low end builder. The exterior paint would come off like chalk from day one. I burnt up a pressure washer removing all the builders paint the year same year we moved in. Repainted the 2800 under air square foot house with 11 foot ceilings with BEHR paint. Now 10 years later in the south Florida sun this paint still looks great. I pressure wash this house regularly and the BEHR paint is holding up better than expected.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright and resilient We painted the house after a porch upgrade. We live on a road where traffic kicks up a lot of dirt and salt in the winter. We spray wash every spring and the paint looks great.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Behr paint The absolute best paint. Love the quality !!! Been using it for years
Date published: 2019-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outside paint I love it. It looks great. Haven’t had my house painted in 30 years and paint has greatly improved.
Date published: 2019-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home Depot sold me a bad batch I bought a bad batch that sat for 2 months because it was extra paint. I opened it up for another project and it was so watery that no amount of hand mixing was doing the trick. I called Home Depot and they wouldn't replace it without a receipt. I loaded it up and drove to the store to get it machine-shaken instead. That just resulted in a ton of foam and bubbles and an associate suggesting I call Behr. I did and about five days later I had a replacement in my preferred color. My project looks great and I know that even with rare batch issues, Behr is the very best quality.
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Behr Exterior Satin Paint & Primer I used this Behr Exterior Satin Enamel Paint & Primer on my wooden garage door, board and batten siding on the front of my house and on other wood trim on my house. It looks fantastic, so beautiful. Looks like a new house! I am very happy with it.
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just ok Good paint but not worth the eextre $10 at home depot from your competitor.
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised Coverage was better then I expected I should have purchased the 5 gallon size. Employee did not explain the cost savings of the 5 gallon purchase
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked Great!! I used Mega Blue to paint a thin blue line on our building to honor Police!! It worked great and looks Awesome!!
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s perfect Sprayed on my house beautifully there are no runs drips or errors
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coverage Painted our cabin in the Olympic National Rain forest, covered first coat. We'll see how long it last in our difficult winters.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Find! We bought this to use on our porch and it turned out great! We had dark paint on the porch and 2 coats later its bright white! Really came out nice!
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I bought the paint around two months ago and so happy with the result. I thought I was going to give it a 2nd coat since the previous color was a bright yellow but it covered very good.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage! We painted our house a few months ago and used Behr Satin Exterior Enamel. Every time I pull up in the driveway I get pleasantly shocked that this beautiful house is ours!
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loyal user I have always been a fan of behr paint, so it was my hands down go to for time to repaint my home's exterior. I love the spread ability and coverage of this paint, and the thick smooth texture . Goes on like a dream and wears with very little fading, even on dark colors.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paint This paint covers in one coat. Every easy to use. Would indefinitely recommend
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exterior satin Always love Behr paint. Goes on well and lasts well. Hoping my shed continues to support this view.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome paint Excellent exterior paint. Great coverage and protection against weather.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent consistency and quality I am a crazy paint lady. When you paint something, it turns into a work of art. This paint is the perfect texture. I do not care for runny paint. This is perfect. I did my homework!! I found their paint recommended in consumer reports!!! And it is true!!!
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Won't use anything but Behr Satin finish Our entire house is painted DIY with Behr Exterior Satin Enamel. The dark brown makes the stucco look like rich chocolate cake and the light trim looks like German chocolate cake frosting. We chose teal as an accent color on various architectural features and it looks fabulous whether on painted stucco or wood slats. The satin enamel is easy to spray with a hose or wipe down to keep it clean and bright. Recommend an additional coat on areas that are severely sun exposed. (A little repair work needed on a stair railing.) But with Behr paint that should be easy.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coverage This paint was great. I used on old, rough wood that had lost all of it's paint and I really could have just left it with one coat it covered so well. I went ahead and did two for good measure. I would definately use this again and definately recomend.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from behr paints I use only Behr paint. I use interior and exterior paint. It is a great paint and very durable.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good coverage I painted a MDF boards with this and the coverage was very good.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great paint overall I purchase this product to paint over vinyl siding and it did a great job with painting over the old color.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1 Coat Coverage We painted a wooden fence that was in a bad need of painting. I thought it would take 2-3 coats to cover the basically bare wood. The paint covered well and we only applied 1 coat. It looks amazing
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super easy! I used this product to repaint the trims on my split-level. the paint went really smoothly and easily and coverage was great. I applied 2 coats just to be safe but one was all that was needed to hide any blemishes.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This paint was superior in it's coverage We used the dark gray for the bulk of the home, with the off-white for trim, and a light gray for decks and steps.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommend We bought this paint for our home’s exterior and ABSOLUTELY love it! It turned out much better than I expected! We are very happy with the coverage & will definitely use again if/when needed!!
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exterior remodel Al. Bham 201 Great coverage once again, best paint at a good price to boot! Painter loves BEHR anyway and he was more than glad we got this product!
Date published: 2019-09-04
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