BEHR ULTRA® SCUFF DEFENSE™ Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel

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If you want your home’s interior accents to pop, this is the sheen for you. BEHR ULTRA SCUFF DEFENSE Interior Semi-Gloss Paint will give your trim, windows, doors, and more a sleek, reflective look that stands up to scuffs with premium scuff-resistance. 

A semi-gloss paint has a sleek, radiant sheen with improved scuff and mar resistance.
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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Properly prepared coated and uncoated Interior surfaces. Ideal for Family Rooms, Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, Bedrooms, Hallways and Ceilings.

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Preparation & Prime†Blank 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 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, 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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® SCUFF DEFENSE™ Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 921.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paint Decided to do inside of house ourselves and it has taken over three months. This paint has gone well beyond expectations. One coat, great help from store, great color matching will all gallons bought. Anyone not using this paint is starting in a hole!
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich color, excellent coverage I used the online tools to sample colors for my living room. That process was fun and proved to be time well-spent. The color I chose looked just the same on my walls as on the website, and the coverage was amazing! The paint spread smoothly and dried quickly. The cleanup was easy. I am very pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2019-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality I just bought today, but we have used this last year.
Date published: 2020-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always Use Behr Every room in my house is painted in Behr. For an Always a perfect professional looking paint job.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint I bought this paint a few weeks ago to paint the interior of my garage. The coverage was good and it was easy to apply. I have no complaints with the results.
Date published: 2020-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only paint I'll use This is the best interior paint. We have painted all the rooms in our house and have only used this product. One coat does it all
Date published: 2020-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality is great! Durable, long lasting, providing a beautiful finish. Very satisfied.
Date published: 2020-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best paint We painted our entire upstairs with behr paint and I have no complaints whatsoever. Great coverage, easy to apply, and at the most reasonable price point
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this paint I haven't bought a different paint for any project in 12 years. I love everything about this paint brand. Whatever project you are doing you can't go wrong
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Behr is always the best paint. I recently used it for a furniture project and it came out amazing!
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the two coat coverage I used this to paint my kitchen from a dark blue to a light tan and wow I was impressed - 2 coats and the old ugly paint was all covered up!
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colors! My husband and I decided to use our time home together to finally repaint part of our house! It was a long time coming. The previous owner had mismatching beige colors and it dragged the light down. We painted our living room a beautiful blue-gray color, mortar and did an accent wall with a rich dark blue, city steel. Our home looks so wonderful now and this paint looks so pretty and elegant!!
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best paint! I’ve used other brands, and Behr has great coverage color and durability.
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well, great coverage I've been repainting my in-laws house, and this paint has been great at covering the damage that wheelchairs can to to doors, door jams, molding, and walls. The semi-gloss is also so easy to clean. It should be noted that even though this is a paint and primer combo, so areas may need two coats for good sheen. I had to patch holes in the drywall, and the areas of the patch took two coats, as having only one left the patch looking dull. However, putting that second coat over those areas gave a great result. The Ultra does a great job of being a fast, easy way to rejuvenate a room. 5 stars!
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Two Coats Required I have been purchasing this paint (Ultra)for more than five years and the formula seems to get worse every time! I have not been able to use just one coat even when using a primer before paint! It always takes two to three coats to cover properly! Used to be a lot better coverage years ago? I'm not sure if Marquee, would be better, for the higher price?
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good color I bought this last month in 2 colors. Covered a dark purple wall and a dark red wall in 2 coats. This always gets the job done!
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always use Behr I love Behr paint, I can always count on it to get the job done We're about to move to a new house, where just about every room is going to get repainted... of course in Behr!
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage So happy it was as advertised,almost no odor,which was very important to me.
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint! I bought this paint a couple of weeks ago to paint my daycare playroom. It did such a good job and only used one can!
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers beautifully Bought to repaint cabinets in an old farmhouse kitchen. Easy to apply.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One coat! I recently painted over my dark red walls with the color lunar surface and was amazed at how easy the paint went on. And with one coat! I was relieved that when they advertise one coat, they truly mean will cover in one coat.
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage quality We purchased this paint for our new house and so glad we did. The coverage is nice and thick, the colors are amazing and stains are easy to wife off without peeling the paint.
Date published: 2020-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One coat!!! This is the first time I really only had to use one coat. I am hooked. This will be my choice from now on!!! Love it!
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use! Great quality! I bought this for my girls closets. It's so easy to use without odor. Great for first time user.
Date published: 2020-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all the way around!!! Since being home because of covid I have finally had the time to do project that needed to be done-repainting- I only use Behr! I love how it goes on I love the end results!!
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this two in one! Love this Semi-Gloss with Primer included! Great coverage...two coats and it's perfect! And the color is gorgeous! We've always had good luck with Behr paints!
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love color I love the color choices. We are redoing our house interiors. Paint, paint, paint.
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the look I have finished my Bathroom and still have the livingroom and bedroom to do and will use this paint. The ease of going on and then the finish is amazing.
Date published: 2020-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My relatives owned their own paint line! Behr interior semi-gloss enamel paint is the very best paint that was ever made! This is being said by a relative of Collier Paints from Binghamton NY! There isn't another paint made that compares to Behr! If I was given any other brand of paint I would NOT use it. It goes on with one coat and washes up excellent!
Date published: 2020-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cover Had several rooms to paint in an old farmhouse. Covered the old paint easily and quickly. Walsall’s wash up easily!! I love it will be using it again
Date published: 2020-06-17
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