BEHR ULTRA™ Interior Matte

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To bring classic beauty to all of your home's interior walls, choose BEHR ULTRA Interior Matte. This traditional matte paint will create a low-reflective appearance that's perfect for all of your home's rooms. It's also great for hiding minor flaws, dents and nicks.

Now at a New Lower Price! Offer good through 12/31/19. Prices start at $29.98 per 1-Gallon/$134.00 per 5-Gallon for BEHR ULTRA™ Interior Matte. Learn More.

A matte sheen has a flat, low-reflective finish that's easy to clean, touches up well and will also hide minor surface imperfections.
Best for use in
Ideal for all rooms
250-400 Sq. Ft. per Gallon

Read important application instructions to ensure optimum paint performance.

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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from Freezing

Where to Use

Properly prepared coated and uncoated Interior surfaces. Ideal for Family Rooms, Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, Bedrooms, Hallways and Ceilings.

Usage Summary
Preparation & Prime†
  • All surfaces should be properly prepared and cleaned. Remove loose paint, wash off dirt and grease with detergent, rinse and allow to dry.
  • Remove mildew stains with a mildew stain remover. Scuff sand glossy surfaces and repair imperfections. Remove all dust with a damp cloth, allow to dry.
  • Allow new stucco, plaster and masonry to cure for 30 days before painting.
  • Use BEHR ULTRA paint as a primer for properly prepared uncoated or painted interior surfaces, including woods that contain tannins (two primer coats required for redwood and cedar) and heavily stained areas.
  • Lock in stains with BEHR ULTRA as a spot primer.
  • For heavy stains, test for stain bleed-through by applying BEHR ULTRA as a topcoat to a small section. If the stain bleeds through the topcoat, spot prime another coat to the stained area and test again before topcoating. If bleeding continues, a longer dry time is needed before top coating.
  • 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.
  • Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 50-90°F (10-32°C).
  • Stir paint occasionally. Intermix containers of same product to ensure color and sheen uniformity.
  • Use a high quality 3/8-1/2" nap roller cover, nylon/polyester brush or an airless sprayer (.015-.019" spray tip, 60 mesh filter).
  • 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.
  • Darker colors may require additional 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.
  • 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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BEHR ULTRA™ Interior Matte is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 779.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage! I love Behr and have been using it for years. I recently moved into a rental that needed a lot of TLC. Every room in the house needed to be redone. Obviously, paint was one of the first things on my list. I can't say how pleased I am with the fact that I only had to do one coat and the end result was amazing. The matte finish we choose looks great and gave the interior of the house one much needed transformation.
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only Behr Paint for Me! I used another brand of paint in the past and I thought it was good. But this time around, my husband suggested we try Behr paints (after reading about the Consumer Reports review). So I did. And it was amazing! The paint coverage was perfect! It went on so smoothly. The one-coat guarantee is a true guarantee. I didn't paint a second coat. I will never go back to the other paint. Only Behr paint for me!
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best paint you will ever use! This is my first time using Behr paint, and i have to say it was the best paint i have ever use, it goes on painless and flawless i would highly recommend this paint to anyone. Good job Behr!
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid product, great support Painting whole house. Behr is consistently good. Tech support was very helpful with questions regarding priming
Date published: 2019-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from interior matte Works good goes on easy .The color was nice . The clean up was easy.
Date published: 2019-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn’t need two coats I bought it for my bathroom and it looks so fancy that now am gonna paint my living room the same color
Date published: 2019-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible paint, do not buy! The paint in the previous column that you just put on starts drying before you can start the next column, creating streakiness, and even worse it starts lifting the partially dried paint off the wall. The air bubbles that would normally pop, dry before they can pop and now I have dried air bubbles all over the wall. I’ve painted countless walls, using various brands of paint and I’ve never been more angry over wasting my time and money with terrible paint, this actually DOUBLED the time it should have taken, because I had to completely redo it. Garbage product. Don’t buy.
Date published: 2019-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Behr paint is also perfect on furniture. I have been painting vintage and antique furniture for about 10 years and I tested other paint brands but I love spaying Behr paint on the furniture I customize. It gives me a smooth and lasting finish that my customers love. Thank you for the wonderful paint you sell. I have attached some of the furniture I have painted with Behr.
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic paint Bought paint to repaint several rooms. Paint was thick and went on easily with roller or brush.
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Some people want FLAT for EASY touch up. NO SHEEN I know the general public is keying on coverage and scrubability, but I focus on TOUCH UP. I touch up A LOT. Cleaning never gives the same results. The easiest way to TOUCH UP is to use a plain old FLAT paint and there is NO VARIATION. FLAT (on walls) looks better too. It gives nice contrast to semi-gloss baseboards. Its why interior designers mostly use flat on large surfaces. Its unfortunate BEHR has chosen the path of ELIMINATING a flat paint from this product line. Since I originally bought this product line in FLAT, now I'm out of luck. Touching up with this MATTE finish provides HORRENDOUS results whenever you see it from certain angles. Sheen HIDES THE COLOR of paint when seen at an angle in addition to the horrible variation it provides. I hope I can find a TRULY FLAT replacement that will color match.
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cover Great cover, even on top of darker colors. I'm very pleased with the results
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage and clean easily We painted entire house with Behr matte paint and we love it!
Date published: 2019-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent finish Cover all the mess from walls (left from a tenant). Just one coat.
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I had to use two coats but I was going over a darker color. I choose a pale yellow and it turned out great. I have had a lot of compliments.
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Behr paint This brand of paint is amazing!! This paint went on so smooth and didn’t even need a second coat, I would recommend behr paint to everyone!
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Awesome colors! Easy to roll on and has great coverage! Only one coat was needed!
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY THE BEST I use this paint not only for my own home, but also for my ministry project painting home interiors for senior adults at my church. It goes on smooth and is very easy to use!
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality Awesome paint for my basement ceiling. Great coverage.
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Very happy buying Behr product now. They have really improved their product compare to ten years ago.
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks awesome Used this for my kitchen, living room and hallway ceilings and love it - it looks great.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best paint ever This paint covered beautifully and the finish is so durable. Easy to clean handprints off! Great for entryways if you have kids!
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality! I used a grey Matte ,Chain Reaction, which covered beautifully. Very good quality paint.I will definitely buy this product again !
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Great coverage, the walls look great, cleans easily!
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covered well, Looks Great ; Single Coat It Covered all walls well, Looks Great in all light ; Simple and just a Single Coat
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Paint! I love Behr paint - it provides excellent coverage with only 1 coat, dries fast and cleans-up very easily. I’ve painted my kitchen, study, utility room and 2 bathrooms with great results! Have 2 more bedrooms to finish.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage We have painted several different colors of Behr Ultra They have all performed very well.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent paint! Have only used Behr paints for interior and exterior painting for the last 30+ years. Easy application. Good coverage. True colors. Have tested other brands, but none has compared to Behr Ultra. Recently repainted den, entry, kitchen and hallways with roller and cut-in brush. One coated covered very well. Even better than the Behr we used some 20 years ago!
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality! The quality is high, it makes it so easy to paint!
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Great priming and coverage over newly installed sheetrock. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One coat coverage!!! I used this paint to renovate half our our house using an airless sprayer. I originally thought I would have to apply two coats. After applying one heavy coat ,I realized that it is not necessary. Love this product, has made my life a lot easier. Very durable finish also. All I use is Behr products on the exterior and interior of my house ☺️
Date published: 2019-09-04
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