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The following product(s) is required to properly prep and pre-treat wood prior to any stain project.
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The following product(s) is required to properly prep and pre-treat wood prior to any stain project. Only available in store at Home Depot.
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The 9 in. x 1/4 in. Polyester Adhesive Roller Cover has a hard texture, making it ideal for applying all types of adhesives to smooth surfaces. It can be used for stippling and applying sand paints.
The following product(s) is recommended when stripping is needed.
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BEHR® Urethane Alkyd Satin Enamel

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When you need a paint that's tough, versatile and easy to use, try BEHR Urethane Alkyd Satin Enamel. It combines the performance and durability of an oil-based paint with ease and convenience of a water-based paint, and it's ideal for a variety of surfaces, including plaster, wallpaper, aluminum and wrought iron.


Satin Finish

Best for use in

Ideal for Doors, Trim, Molding, Cabinetry, Plaster, Masonry, Cinder Block, Well-bonded Wallpaper, Brick, Stucco, Aluminum and Wrought Iron.


350-550 Sq. Ft per Gallon

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2 Coats Recommended
for Optimal Durability

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2-4 HR Dry Time
4-8 HR Recoat Time

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350-550 Sq. Ft.
Coverage per Gallon

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Properly prepared Interior/Exterior metal & wood surfaces. Ideal for Doors, Trim, Molding, Cabinetry, Plaster, Masonry, Cinder Block, Well-bonded Wallpaper, Brick, Stucco, Aluminum and Wrought Iron. Do not use on horizontal surfaces subject to foot traffic.

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Proper surface preparation is required

  • Allow new stucco, plaster and masonry to cure for 30 days.
  • For interior and exterior surfaces, remove dirt, oil and grease stains with a product such as BEHR PREMIUM® NO. 990 Concrete & Masonry Degreaser & Cleaner.
  • Remove mildew stains with a mildew stain removing product.
  • Remove all loose and peeling paint; scuff sand glossy surfaces; caulk; repair imperfections and sand smooth.
  • For exterior surfaces, power wash to remove chalk.
  • Etch galvanized metal with a product such as BEHR PREMIUM NO. 991 Concrete & Masonry Cleaner & Etcher. Follow all label instructions.
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  • Interior: On interior surfaces with heavy stains, galvanized metal or wrought iron, use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® NO. 75 All-In-One Primer & Sealer.
  • Exterior: On exterior surfaces with heavy stains, wood or metal, use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM PLUS NO. 436 Multi-Surface Primer & Sealer. Follow all label instructions.
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  • Stir before and during application. When working with more than one can of the same product, intermix to ensure color uniformity.
  • Use adequate ventilation during application and drying process.
  • Certain colors may require 2 or more coats to achieve complete hide and coverage.
  • Use product when air and surface temperature are 50-90˚F (10-32˚C).
  • Apply a thin coat using a high quality synthetic brush, 1/4"-3/8" nap roller or an airless sprayer (.013"-.017" spray tip).
  • NOTE: If touch-up is necessary, same application method is recommended.
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  • Longer dry time required in cooler temperatures and higher humidity.
  • Wait at least 7 days before rinsing or cleaning the surface with a mild, non-abrasive detergent.
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  • Properly dispose of all soiled rags and protect unused product from freezing.
  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product contact your household refuse collection service.
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BEHR ® Urethane Alkyd Satin Enamel is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 93.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super hard finish Used the Alkyd satin to spray a barn door. It came out great, and the paint has dried rock hard.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great finish I sprayed the paint in rental property over trims and doors. Finish looks great , easy to clean , easy to touch up.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful & durable finish Required 4 thin coats on primed wood cabinets to achieve a beautiful & durable finish!
Date published: 2021-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cabinet perfect I bought this last year during winter. My wife said paint the Oak woodgrain china cabinet off white to match the new Dinning room table. Used a sanding sealer to fill grain marks and put a thin coat of primer, then a thin coat of Urethane alkyd matching color then another thin coat on top of those. I looks great and is smooth as formica cabinet top and durable enough to handle my size 15 shoe scuffs. She is happy.
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I bought this recommended by home depot to paint my kitchen cabinets with 3 years ago and it is a great paint! So washable and durable still to this day!
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for cabinets! Used this product to paint our oak cabinets. It paints smoothly and dries to a hard finish. Easy to clean. I am so pleased with the results!
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alkyd paint is very durable for bathroom vanity I painted my bathroom vanity, and it turned out beautiful. I had to wait a couple of weeks for the paint to cure. It was worth the wait. Very durable finish and rich color. The lady in the paint department was very knowledgeable too.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Alternative to Oil Based Paints I bought this for a restoration project on a historic building. It is a great alternative when you want a more durable paint for windows and doors without the toxic fumes and long dry times.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard, durable finish! I use this paint religiously for cabinetry refacing. The durability is unmatched and the finishes are beautiful! Would definitely recommend!
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kid proof Used on doors that the kids push on (with dirty hands) and cleans up well!
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best paint I’ve used Painted the cabinets beautifully with no streaks and super easy clean up. Love the coverage and self leveling. Also used on trim
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paint that last! Growing tired of two bureau drawer sets due to their dark color and ALWAYS showing every speck of dust, I refinished them using this Behr paint. Just give the paint proper drying and time to cure. You will love the outcome. Now our bedroom looks brighter and fresher. I did the entire units using a small foam roller as I do not have a paint sprayer. Just as smooth as if sprayed. Remember to use a primer first. No need to sand off old finish.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic cupboard coverage This paint has been essential to many kitchen remodeling jobs I’ve done. It has excellent coverage and adherence to update older cupboards to a more modern look. I love the results!
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Finish Bought this to paint an old wooden captains bed. Very impressed with the ease of use, and the is super hard shell and created a beautiful finish. Ill be trying it on kitchen cabinets next
Date published: 2021-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Says 2 coats, Needs 4 with a Primer Super disappointed in this paint. Bought it for our new wood pantry shelves. We primed the wood with high end primer, applied the 2 coats it says to use and it still needs at least 2 more coats to be fully coated. The texture feels more like a coarse flat paint instead of a smooth satin. Normally we love Behr paint, but this has been a waist of time and $.
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from crappy paint used this to paint an exterior door. one month after hanging door, it rains. paint has bubbled and cracked. now have to wait until it’s not winter and fix and repaint with regular paint.
Date published: 2020-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable, hard finish I bought this for my trim and have loved it for that- it’s hard and durable and hasn’t chipped or cracked. I also used this to paint my front door, a dresser and a vanity. While I do love the finish the product has some cracks in it. This could be from heat or cold exposure, or possibly that I didn’t seal the items I used it on. Overall I’m satisfied but will need to do some touch ups .
Date published: 2020-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durability counts! I originally bought and tried this paint a year ago and used it for a bench I’d made. The coverage and durability has been amazing. I’ve since bought more, and it now covers my trim, woodwork, interior doors, and exterior door. It goes on smooth and finishes to a satiny shine. I have since used Behr interior wall paint as well. Great products!
Date published: 2020-12-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Alkyd paint won't harden I applied this paint to cabinets almost 3 weeks ago and its still soft, can be scratched with a fingernail!
Date published: 2020-11-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I need help! Hi, I am not sure if I am happy with the Satin finish on my Kitchen Cabinets. It has almost been a week since I finished painting. I am thinking of adding another coat. or do you recommend a coat of sealer or something on them? They seem soft and dull. What do you recommend? Should I recoat with Semi? Help please Thank you.
Date published: 2020-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average / Mediocre Alkyd Enamel Paint Paint should not take 4 days to dry; (dry, not cure). I painted cabinet doors that I made using an air HVLP spray gun and after four days, you can touch the painted surface and it feels sticky and you can leave finger impressions on the sides where I picked up the cabinet door to inspect. If you choose this paint, it's best to have a longer term plan as the dry time is long. Hopefully the performance is worth it.
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible paint for exterior We put this paint on new exterior trim, it looked great when first painted, but within a year it started wearing off! After a year and a half, almost all the trim was wearing and peeling off. Absolutely would not recommend this paint for exterior use.
Date published: 2020-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very durable. We used this paint to topcoat a dining table top in a vacation rental property. At the end of the season, after a rough season, it still looked like the day we painted. Excellent product!
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality I love the way it adheres to the object and it doesn’t peel off when my pets scratch the surface
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lumpy paint and won't dry I applied a coat of semi-gloss to a desk I built for my Grandson. Top was sanded and tack cloth was used. Clean brushes, paint was lumpy when drying. sanded between coats ...24 hours wait time and paint still lumpy and will not completely dry. Sorry I did not use oil base paint.
Date published: 2020-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful paint I purchased this paint for refinishing cabinets. I stripped sanded and primed cabinets before applying paint. I tried 3 different foam rollers. The first coat was super nappy and uneven. Lightly sanded after 1st coat and applied 2nd coat which was less nappy but left bad roller marks. Sanded 2nd coat and applied 3rd coat which still was nappy. In addition to that the paint feel tacky after 2 weeks. Frustrating to put in so much effort and end up with cabinets that are tacky & no where near smooth.
Date published: 2020-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use! We remodeled our kitchen and it was so easy using this product! Our cabinets look amazing! All the neighbors are texting me for the brand! I love my new kitchen!
Date published: 2020-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic finish We just repainted our kitchen cabinets and this finish is amazing- they look like we had them professionally refinished. We always use Behr paint in our house and it never disappoints.
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used on bathroom cabinets Turn out great. Went on smooth. Finished about two months ago.
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not great on walls The sales woman at Home Depot said “this is really great paint! You won’t see any brush marks.” She didn’t ask what kind of paint I wanted or what my project was. When I looked at it, I asked if it could be used on walls. She said yes. I applied a coat yesterday to my bathroom walls and it looks awful. You can see every bit of edging and it almost looks like a different color from where I rolled. I am wondering if I can sand it off somehow and start over! It is making this bathroom renovation turn into way too long of a project.
Date published: 2020-06-11
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