PREMIUM PLUS® Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel

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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.
Best for use in
Doors, trim and shutters; Exterior furniture
250-400 Sq. Ft. per Gallon

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Pink and purple colored brush strokes

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

Usage SummaryBlank space if empty.
PreparationBlank space if empty.
  • 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.
Prime†Blank space if empty.
  • 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.
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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 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.
DisposalBlank space if empty.
  • 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 Semi-Gloss Enamel is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 237.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this paint! Bought white and green for the outside of my house. I love it! It went on easy, is beautiful and makes my house looks brand new!
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Coat Perfection Good quality paint. Replaced some exterior fascia boards and then painted new fascias and old fascias after sanding. Only required one coat and dried to a very smooth semi gloss finish. Behr Premium Plus is not thin and runny like some other paints, but hold to brush well and brushes on well without a lot of dripping. Easy soap and water cleanup and low voc's. You can't go wrong with Behr quality.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, Great match! Took a chip in to do some repairs. They matched it up!! I love Behr paints!! Low or no odor also.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forms a great "shell" I've used this on my exterior facia, soffits, trim and railing. The only con is that it hardens on brushes quickly, making them harder to clean, but it appears this same thing also helps this paint to form a nice protective enamel shell on my projects. It flattens nicely and has decent coverage. I've rolled, brushed and sprayed it all with no issues. I've even done un-thined spray and my cheap spray gun still had no trouble distributing it without it being too thick or blotchy. Aside from this product I've been extremely happy with Behr's customer service. If any problems should arise they have shown me they will do everything they can to make my project successful.
Date published: 2020-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Color hue! Behr Premium Plus Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel has ALWAYS been the best! It Never fails to beat the rest! With, "stay at home orders here", it seems quite clear, to get my Behr paint and get it in gear! Paint!!!!!!! Stay well!
Date published: 2020-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Painted my shutters and they look brand new. Great coverage
Date published: 2020-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I needed to paint my two car garage door. This worked very well and looks great!
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the cost I bought Behr Premium Plus Exterior semi-gloss enamel to paint the side of my home that is exposed to the sun and rain. Behr went on smoothly and bonded well with the existing paint. Extremely happy with Behr Premium Plus Exterior.
Date published: 2020-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for garage I purchased this interior exterior for my garage. I used in my old house and bought a new house and wanted the garage as nice as the old house. This makes the walls nice mildew resistant easy to clean. I love behr and have used for years. Last forever on exterior and a light pressure washer keeps it looking nice. Never had a peel or bubble. I'm a senior lady and don't want to redo anything. I depend on behr to do right the first time. It delivers!
Date published: 2020-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent color and durability after 10 years! Applied 10 years ago and color is still bright and no sign of bubbles or need to repaint. I selected two colors from the same color strip—lighter for shutters (hallowed hush) and entranceway trim and darker (teal forest) for entrance doors and wood bench. (The house siding is light gray with white trim) I have received many compliments and requests for the color names from neighbors—it was quite a change from the previous colors of burgundy doors and black shutters! The quality of this product is excellent and the price is a great value considering how durable it is!
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Stain Blocking! I was able to buy this right off the shelf in Ultra Pure White! It was perfect for my crisp, bright white trim! During Covid-19, I was happy that it was premixed! It provides excellent coverage and stain blocking! And I will be buying more soon!
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality! First let me start by bragging about the fantastic amount of coverage just from one swipe! I was beyond amazed with how well it covered! We had some old wood around the house for siding. We decided to cover it with fresh new paint. The price of this product is beyond reasonably considering how well it covers and the quality of the color is also spot on! Highly recommend buying this for your projects.
Date published: 2020-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice smooth application and bold colors. I initially bought a gallon of navy blue Premium Plus Exterior to paint my front and back entry doors and also my garage door. The ease of application was the first thing I noticed. The rich color went on smooth and easily covered in one coat. Now with a half gallon left, I'm looking for other things to accent paint to make the color pop even more!
Date published: 2020-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the Behr products The great coverage of all the behr products is exceptional. Love the vast array of colors to choose from
Date published: 2020-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good coverage I painted my front door with this paint and it went on well and covered with one coat. I was just a bit disappoainted that the color was slightly lighter than the sample. So I just put on another coat and it is working well. Looks great!!
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luisa we use Behr Premium plus paint semigloss for exterior. we always comeback to buy Behr pain, it covers very well all cracks on the walls.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I only use Behr paint for both inside and outside painting projects. We have a two story home with 3 decks and 1 large front porch. I use Behr paint for all of the railings and gingerbread work. As a matter of home maintenance, I paint all exterior outdoor projects every two years and the paint never lets me down.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome paint I am super happy with the color and finish of this exterior paint.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This paint is the best I have ever used! I bought this paint 7-2019 to paint my metal roof. Great coverage and sheen. Roof still looks great with no fading as of 05-2020.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Goes on smooth, easy application With less mess means less time spent on getting the job done.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality Great paint..durable..holding up well...applies nicely..looks good too..
Date published: 2020-05-31
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Paint! I love Behr paint. It covers so well and endures "life". I'm painting the underside of my patio which can be a real "project" but I have actually enjoyed the challenge.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use this paint for making Barn Quilts The colors are vivid and beautiful. This paint goes on smoothly and the coverage is fantastic. My favorite for this craft. :)
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This paint lays down so well. I painted my house last year and have had nothing but compliments. I also have recommended it to all that have asked me about it.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great The price is so cheap compare to other branch, save me a lot money
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from East to apply, great coverage I bought this exterior paint & primer in one when we decided to repaint the exterior of our house, which was the old-style inch-thick stucco. It went on smoothly and gave good coverage, especially considering this stucco had some pretty good texture to it. I won't lie: This paint isn't cheap, but I bought it 5 gallons at a time, which made it much more reasonable. I'll buy the same type again when it's time.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great paint. Worth every penny! One coat is all you need
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the look A couple of months ago I bought a dark brown to paint my privacy fence. Loved the way it came out. Want to put the same color and product on my new addition. Love the way it looks.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best paint i ever used. I have been using Behr interior paint for years and really like it. I have been Using the Exterior Behr Premium + for 2 years now. What a Great Paint. Goes on smoothly, Covers great, hardly any odor, easy clean up and it stands up to everything the weather in my area throws at it. This is my go to paint from now on.
Date published: 2020-05-30
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