Interior Extra Durable Flat

Average Rating:

BEHR ULTRA® SCUFF DEFENSE Stain-Blocking Paint & Primer* sets a new standard for flat paint durability. The formula features breakthrough innovation to deliver a rich flat finish that is truly durable enough for high-traffic areas. Don't settle or compromise between the flat look you desire and a higher level of durability you require.

*A primer coat may be needed on some surfaces. See label for details.

Flat Finish with Scuff Resistance of a Gloss
Best for use in
Ideal for busy high traffic areas, family rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and ceilings
250-400 Sq. Ft.

Read important application instructions to ensure optimum paint performance.

Pink and purple colored brush strokes

Find Your Perfect Color!

Find, Coordinate & Preview Paint Colors

Explore our color library. Browse our collections of popular and trending colors.  Find coordinating colors then preview them in your own virtual room image. Do it all with ColorSmart by BEHR®.

Explore Color Now
Home Depot logo

Sold Exclusively at
The Home Depot

Find a Home Depot store near you.

Light blue and light green brush strokes

Product Usage

Clock icon

1 HR Dry Time
2 HR Recoat Time

Paint coverage icon.

250-400 Sq. Ft.
Coverage per Gallon

Soap and water cleaning a paint brush icon

Soap & Water
Clean Up

Thermometer Icon

from Freezing

Where to UseBlank space if empty.

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

Usage SummaryBlank space if empty.
Preparation & PrimeBlank space if empty.
  • 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 removing product
  • 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 SCUFF DEFENSE 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 SCUFF DEFENSE Paint as a spot primer.  
  • For heavy stains, test for stain bleed-through by applying BEHR ULTRA SCUFF DEFENSE Paint to a small section. If stain bleeds through, spot prime another coat to the stained area and test again before topcoating. If bleeding continues, a longer dry time is needed before topcoating.
  • 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 SCUFF DEFENSE Paint if needed
ApplicationBlank space if empty.
  • 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 airless sprayer (.015-.019" spray tip, 60 mesh filter)
  • Do not thin if user 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 required additional coats 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
DisposalBlank space if empty.

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

Read Application Instructions


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.

Read Warranty Information

BEHR ULTRA® SCUFF DEFENSE™ Interior Extra Durable Flat is rated 2.1 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great idea... so you think We picked this due to a recommendation from an employee. We were excited about the scuff defense. Went on great and the color was great. When we moved furniture back into the room, we accidentally rubbed a couch on the wall and the paint just peeled off. So yes the scuff defense works if you consider the paint coming off the wall it something rubs against it. Yes, walls were prepped properly.
Date published: 2020-10-23
  • y_2020, m_10, d_25, h_16
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.12
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_13
  • loc_en_US, sid_101010100001720-I, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_behr
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 12ms


Find step-by step instructions in our how-to articles and videos.