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Flat Paint versus Glossy Paint
A Pro Painter’s Perspective

Life is full of decisions. Some are simple, such as which tools you need for that day’s job — while others are tough, like whether or not it’s time to invest in a new work truck. The same is true when it comes to paint. For example: selecting the perfect sheen to meet your client’s wants and needs. Fact is, this pro/client choice isn’t easy, as it requires determining what’s most important for the job — the luxurious beauty of a flat or the durability of a gloss. Troy Kumprey, president of TKO Painting in Hermosa Beach, Calif., discusses this topic in our BEHR PRO On the Job video series.


Pro Spotlight - Troy Kumprey of TKO Painting


Kumprey says:

“The biggest enemy of flat paint is scuffs and smudges. I love flat paint. It looks better but …within a few months, clients…think they’ve made the wrong decision.”


In line with BEHR’s dedication to meeting the needs of professionals and their clients, we formulated BEHR ULTRA® SCUFF DEFENSE™ Interior Extra Durable Flat Paint & Primer. This innovative, 100%-acrylic coating delivers the best of both worlds — a paint and primer that provides a luxurious, flat finish, as well as extraordinary scuff and mar resistance.


BEHR ULTRA SCUFF DEFENSE Interior Extra Durable Flat Paint and Primer is tough enough for high-traffic areas. It delivers superior burnish resistance, stain-blocking and mildew resistance — ending the days of having to choose between a rich, velvety flat finish and a washable, long-lasting paint.


He continues:

“We can give our clients the classic look of a flat with the durability of a gloss. It’s a game-changer.”


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