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BEHR ULTRA™ SCUFF DEFENSE™ Interior Flat No. 1720

BEHR ULTRA™ SCUFF DEFENSE™ Interior Flat No. 1720

BEHR ULTRA™ SCUFF DEFENSE™ Stain-Blocking Paint & Primer in One sets a new standard for flat paint durability. SCUFF DEFENSE 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 higher level of durability you require.


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

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Where to Use

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

Usage Summary

1 HR Dry Time
2 HR Recoat Time

250-400 Sq. Ft.
Coverage per Gallon

Soap & Water
Clean Up

from Freezing

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 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


  • 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


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

To consult with a Behr Certified Coatings Professional, call Behr Pro Hotline Toll Free number at 1-877-776-3961 (U.S.A. only).