MARQUEE® Stain-Blocking Paint and Primer Ceiling Paint

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Behr's most advanced ceiling paint features guaranteed one-coat hide plus an exclusive MARQUEE Interior One-Coat Color Collection. This 100% acrylic, antimicrobial-mildew resistant finish makes MARQUEE Ceiling Paint ideal for every room.

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Finish
A ceiling flat with a gloss level of <3 at 60° and sheen of <3 at 85°
Best for use in
Properly prepared coated and uncoated Interior Ceilings. For water stains, apply MARQUEE Ceiling Paint as a primer to the stained area prior to topcoat.
Coverage
Up to 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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Up to 400 Sq. Ft 
Coverage per Gal.

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Protect
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Where to Use

Properly prepared coated and uncoated Interior Ceilings.  For water stains, apply MARQUEE Ceiling Paint as a primer to the stained area prior to topcoat.

Usage Summary
Preparation
  • Properly prepare and clean all surfaces.
  • 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. 
  • Darker colors may require additional dry time between coats. ​
Prime
  • Use MARQUEE Paint as a primer for properly prepared uncoated, glossy, porous or repaired ceilings. 

STAINED SURFACES:

  • Lock in water stains with MARQUEE Ceiling Paint as a spot primer. 
  • For heavy stains, test for stain bleed-through by applying MARQUEE Ceiling Paint to a small section. 
  • If the stain bleeds through, spot prime with another coat to the stained area and test again before topcoating. 
  • If bleeding continues, a longer dry time is needed before topcoating.

 

Application
  • 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). 
  • Popcorn style acoustic ceilings; use acoustic ceiling roller cover (1/2-3/4" nap) or airless sprayer (.015-.019" spray tip, 60 mesh filter). 
  • Allow new stucco, plaster and masonry to cure for 30 days before painting. 
  • Darker colors may require additional dry time between coats. 
  • Cooler temperatures or higher humidity may prolong drying time.
Disposal
  • For disposal of empty containers, unused paint and soiled rags, contact your household refuse collection service.

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LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY

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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MARQUEE® Stain-Blocking Paint and Primer Ceiling Paint is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bathroom paint I bought this at home Depot and used it in my bathroom. Holds up great almost a year no issues. Only one coat needed. The price is worth it.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great brilliant white matte finish Painted the spare bedroom ceiling which had not been done in many years. Did two coats due to dark spot from low beam and now all is covered great! Very happy with the finished product
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product!! We have purchased Behr Marquee in the past at Home Depot. This time my wife and I where doing some remodeling in the kitchen, major remodeling in the laundry room, office and a new large home addition. And as the last time we purchased it it worked flawlessly. It's coverage is fantastic. In the kitchen it covered some candle burning residue on our kitchen ceiling. I love painting with the Behr Marquee. It is easy to use and clean up. The durability is also something I should mention. It is a complete package. We will use no other. We would definetly recommend Behr Marquee paint!!
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Updated bathroom lighting & needed to touch up ceiling. Great 1 coat coverage. Paint is nice & thick. Excellent feel as if goes on.
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful finish I'm not sure about one coat, but two coats and this has a clean beautiful finish. Rolled on perfect and looks great.
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good.Not amazing. Did not block water stains with 2 coats. Had to use stai blocker and 2 :Moore coats
Date published: 2019-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PAINT I used this to paint the ceilings in a house that haven't been painted in about 15 years and it covered everything in one coat.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Price + Quality I have been a part time house painter (interiors only) for about two decades. On virtually every job I use Behr paint. I also recommend Behr to friends/colleagues who are planning a paint job. Behr is reasonably priced and holds up year after year.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One pass to cover black on white paint, awesome I had to paint over a black tree on the ceiling, this paint did the trick in one pass only, you cant even tell a tree used to be painted.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage! We bought this as a primer and stain-blocking ceiling paint for a water-damaged bathroom ceiling. Looks great and is highly rated by consumer reports for lasting coverage.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best paint! We had tan/brown ceilings in our house when we moved in. The ceiling was textured. All it took was one coat of the marquee ceiling paint to cover it up and brighten our home. I love it and use this brand paint any time I have a painting project.
Date published: 2019-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One coat is all that was needed! I had to paint 6 ceilings and this paint was great. One of the ceilings was very old and stained. One coat as it says on the label. It is thick paint that doesn't hardly drip or splatter.
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best behr I have been using Behr paint all my life, it is the only paint I will use and recommend
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Painted living room and dining room . Covered with just one coat . Normally I have to do two coats . Great product and I always use Behr paint . You can't go wrong .
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Done painting I always had to do 3 coats to get white even coverage. Have been a Behr fan for years but now even more. One coat on the ceiling I thought impossible, one coat even over water stained it was primed but I have never gotten away with one coat before
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needed 2nd coat on burgundy ceiling Over white or cream ceiling works beautifully. But I needed a 2nd coat for our burgundy ceiling.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product They told me 1 coat and they were right. I pay to paint my condo so I save a LOT of money on labour because it took just 1 coat and the paint is great.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best paint-so pure in colour! I have used Behr interior paint for my whole house so naturally when it came time to do a ceiling, there was no question which paint to use! And it certainly brightened up the rom with the purety of the Behr white for ceilings. I will use no other brand! And one coat coverage is true!
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from big project I purchased Marquee and loved the finish. It was easy to use and covered in one coat,
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really is one coat! This paint really does cover a ceiling in one coat!
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not 1-coat coverage I followed the painting best practice and used Behr Primer on my new construction drywall taped/textured, vaulted ceilings BEFORE using Behr Marquee ceiling flat paint. I was hoping to get 1-coat coverage and heard great things about this product. I am very disappointed that I can see faint overlap lines even though the paint is now thoroughly dry. I will have to apply a second coat! I feel that I could have used Behr Ultra and gotten the same results. I am so unhappy.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome coverage I love this one coat paint! The color is fantastic.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Used this for the first time today. Very happy with finished product.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent paint I painted the interior of my home this spring. I have cathedral ceilings. I initially started painting with a product other than Behr. I purchased a paint that dried to a high gloss white that came in one gallon cans. When I realized how much paint I would need and the savings of buying it in 5 gallon containers, I discovered that it only came in gallon containers. So I bought 5 gallon contaners of another ceiling paint thinking white paint was white paint.....not so... The high gloss made the rest of the ceiling look unpainted. I purchased the marquee ceiling paint and used it over the high gloss and the problem was solved. Great product
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One coat does it all! I bought this paint hoping I would only need to apply one coat. It did the job and the results are excellent. It’s a bit pricy for ceiling paint but it’s worth the money!
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GoodPaint Good quality ceiling paint and all it need to one coating!
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from learned a lesson from running a kerosene heater Ran a kerosene heater inside. Tried cleaning with no luck. Did some research and based on review of Behr paint. Made a decision to give it a try. As my picture shows, this paint is amazing. I am now in the process of painting my living room and country kitchen wall with this amazing paint. I am addicted to Behr Marquee Paint!!!!!
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The super paint Bought this paint for my new house's livingroom. Superb quality and color
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Had a ceiling with water covered with one coat went on a little off the regular color of ceiling dried to an amazing white . Painting for 40 years this is the best ceiling paint ceiling paint so far.
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brightened My Whole Home I absolutely love this product. It completely covered my old yucky ceiling in only two coats of paint. Now it is perfectly white and doesn't clash with the other walls we painted. I'm so glad I splurged for the good stuff, it was well worth it.
Date published: 2018-06-26
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