BEHR PREMIUM® Oil-Base Semi-Gloss Enamel No. 3800

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BEHR PREMIUM Oil-Base Semi-Gloss Enamel provides a tough, easy-to-clean finish on multiple vertical surfaces. It is fast-drying and will help protect both interior and exterior surfaces from scuffs, rust and household chemicals.

Finish
Semi-Gloss Finish
Best for use in
Use on properly prepared interior and exterior walls, cabinets, doors and trim
Coverage
350-550 Sq. Ft per Gallon depending on the application method and substrate porosity. It does not include the loss of material from spraying.

Read important application instructions to ensure optimum paint performance.

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Product Usage

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4-5 HR Dry Time
24 HR Recoat Time

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350-550 Sq. Ft.
Coverage per Gallon

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Properly prepared Interior or Exterior surfaces such as: Wood, Drywall, Plaster, Masonry, Metal, Well-bonded Wallpaper, Brick, Stucco, Aluminum and Cinder Block. Do not use on horizontal surfaces.

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Proper surface preparation is required

  • Allow new stucco, plaster and masonry to cure for 30 days.

Clean

  • For interior and exterior surfaces, remove dirt, oil and grease stains with a concrete & masonry degreaser and cleaner product.
  • 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 concrete & masonry cleaner & etcher product.

Prime

  • Use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® No. 436 Exterior Multi-Surface Primer & Sealer. Follow all label instructions.
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  • DO NOT THIN. 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 & drying process.
  • Certain colors may require more than one coat to achieve complete hide and coverage.
  • Use product when air and surface temperature are 40-90˚F (4-32˚C).
  • Apply a thin coat using a high quality china bristle brush, 1/4”-3/8” nap roller or an airless sprayer (.013”-.015” spray tip).

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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.
  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product contact your household refuse collection service.

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For one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation warrants to the original consumer purchaser, (1) that the product meets Behr Process Corporation’s manufacturing specifications, and (2) the performance of this product when applied according to the label instructions and specifications. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label within one year from the date of purchase, 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. To the extent permitted by applicable law, any implied warranties including the implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this express warranty.  Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation 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. 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 PREMIUM ® Oil-Base Semi-Gloss Enamel is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 95.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough Finish for cedar shake house Previously painted house with latex, which peeled after two years and became chalky. Oil-Based paint has a stronger odor and has more complicated cleanup with mineral spirits....but totally worth it for outdoor project. Sections of wood siding / shingles that were done with oil-based last longer and color has stayed true. Hard to find in the stores, but was worth the search.
Date published: 2021-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality! I bought this a four years ago and it looks like I just painted. Great quality and coverage. One paint coat goes a long way with Behr.
Date published: 2021-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from looks great Color looks great would highly recommend. Will being using it again
Date published: 2021-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent old time oil based I’m very old school when it comes to painting my buildings. Sure, latex has its positives with ease of cleanup. However, this oil based lasts so much longer and is much more durable. Not carried much in stores and had to drive 60 miles to find the quantity I need, but it was well worth it! Thanks for keeping and producing this product. Keep the oil based that requires cleanup with mineral spirits and you will have me as a Customer for life!
Date published: 2021-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great oil based paint This morning I paint 2 items with this paint my cast iron doorbell American flag and a metal garden American flag on the White stripes and stars. First of all it does not smell as much as too many chemicals like other oil-based paints and it's very good and shiny for being semi gloss. So far I have painted the red and blue with other oil-based paint this time I use the Behr brand.
Date published: 2021-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 24 hours in 68 degree room and not dry. Been a day and this crap still isn’t dry. Hopefully it actually does dry, otherwise I get to scrap it off. Super sticky.
Date published: 2021-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Takes forever to fully dry This is probably the worst paint I've ever worked with. I've used several Behr products in the past with no issues. I used this paint on my garage man door - painted a think coat in 65 degree weather 30 hours ago and the paint is still tacky and cracking in some spots. I still can't shut my door because it sticks to the weatherstipping. Threw this paint away and purchased the Behr urethane alkyd enamel - much better paint.
Date published: 2021-04-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Still tacky on day three I used the right primer, and did everything I was supposed to do. This paint is still tacky. I had it mixed properly that morning at Home Depot, where I bought it as recommended for painting a greenhouse due to the paint's antimicrobial qualities. It isn't going to be very clean when everything starts sticking to this paint, is it--when every leaf and dust particle cling to it like flypaper. This is not antimicrobial in the least--it's a microbe catcher.
Date published: 2021-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice finish I purchased this paint to refinish my cupboards, but have also used it for a table/chair refinish and coffee bar refinish. The table was completed over a year ago and is holding up beautifully. The chairs do have some nicks where they hit the table edge when pushed in, but overall the paint has held up well. It is easy to clean and does not stain. Overall I am very pleased with the results.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great finish It makes a great tough finish once it is totally dry.
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent fluidity and ease of application No issues with my kitchen project. Definitely purchase again.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paint coverage This oil base enamel covers almost anything in one coat. Best I've ever used !!!
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring it to a gleam I worked with this product many times and it never let me down.
Date published: 2021-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolutely horrible Professional painter here. I usually use Rustoleum oil based paints or Sherwin Williams. I was in an area to do a job and ran out of my usual paints and my only option was a Home Depot with this Behr “paint” (and I use that term loosely as to not offend other paint manufacturers). This paint is horrible. The smell is 10 times worse than any oil paint I have ever used. It literally will burn your eyes like you’ve been swimming in a pool that is over chlorinated. It’s also extremely runny and hard to control because it’s so thin. And I’m on day 6 and the homeowner I did the job for says it’s still not dry. Now I have to spend huge amounts of money to remove this crap paint and do the job all over again with proper paint. Only saving grace is because it has never dried I never got to put a second coat on. Thanks for ruining this job and my reputation with my customer. If you can’t make a proper oil based paint then don’t offer one.
Date published: 2021-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Years of excellent results I have used the satin and semi-gloss versions of this enamel for years. I tried different brands, but was disappointed. I remodeled the kitchen and added Penetrol to the paint to reduce brush/roller marks. Everyone thinks I sprayed the cabinets. I have thinned and sprayed other projects with excellent results. The paint has proven to be bulletproof. I don't understand the many reviews of slow drying. Never a problem. I am building a bathroom vanity and am painting it with Mega Blue satin. Painted it in the afternoon and installed the next morning. I live in central Texas where we receive humid gulf stream breezes nearly year long, but still no drying issues.
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worried Our handy man bought this paint instead of my normal choice of Behr low-order Paint & Primer. It’s been over a week and the 2 cabinets he painted, even with keeping the fan on and windows open for 24hrs/day, I can still smell the paint. I’m pregnant and I have a 19 month old. This paint is a nightmare to dry and the smell remains after 6 days. Don’t purchase this unless you are using it outside your home. Should be illegal to use inside a home.
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product I was happy with the product - went on well - looked real good
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WON'T DRY HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. WON'T DRY. 72 DEGREES WITH FAN BLOWING ON IT. NOW DAY 3 ...... AND STILL TACKY. WHAT A JOKE. I SHOULD HAVE READ ALL THE OTHER REVIEWS FIRST.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Middle of the road Wishing I’d spent more and gotten a better product.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Behr Oil Base Semi Gloss Enamel Paint I saw this brand in the store.. I tried it and will never use anything else.. It covered in one coat, coverage was superb and even. was easy clean up even considering it was oil based too. It made my doors look brand new again with just paint.. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! test from BV UA Consumer -test - test - test - test
Date published: 2020-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super tough finish I bought this paint to paint some wood shelves and an exterior door. I had no trouble with dry time as some others have, but it did dry up quickly (within a day or so) in the container I was holding it in between coats. I also used an older brush to apply the paint in case I had my standard issue with cleaning the oil based paint out of the brush (it went in the trash). I wish I was more successful at cleaning it from brushes, and I wish oil based paint wasn't so fragrant, because you cannot beat the durability.
Date published: 2020-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent coverage I love the coverage of this paint! It takes longer than the other furniture/cabinet paint I used, but it is well worth the wait. It dries to a beautiful, smooth, durable finish. I highly recommend!
Date published: 2020-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Satin that drys like gloss. This is the worst. This, product is not what worth using if you want you project to come out satin. I took all the steps from preparing my project to preparing paint to use. When, it dryed it was gloss. Went ,back to Home Depot to talk to salesperson and Behr, guy was there he was useless. Had no clue. Was, told maye a bad batch. That, didn't help me or wouldn't do anything for me. Use, at your own risk !
Date published: 2020-11-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not dry! This paint does not dry. The can says dry time 4-5 hours! It’s been 30 hours. What a joke.
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wont dry -Used for indoor shelving...The dry time is ridiculous...The odor is stronger than any solvent paint I've used hence, "this is not an interior Paint"....also, Behr should know this is not an exterior paint either,,,You don't use an oil-based based paint outside///!!!...Please don't confuse this with solvent, catalyst, polyester, resin etc.. -Avoid using these experimental products. If you require a solvent base, stick to the Sherwin or Ben...with solvent experience,,,!
Date published: 2020-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from covers good but not fast drying hall trim has been on saw horse in heated garage for 24 hrs. Still not dry enough to put up.
Date published: 2020-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow dry and stinky - but great finish once dry The can says 4-6 hours dry and 24 hours recoat, it drys a lot slower than that and it will outgas for for 24+ hours stinking up your house (72 degrees with airflow). Once cured it is great. I have been applying enamels for 20+ years and this is the slowest curing enamel I have ever used, I think they overload it with pigment for coverage.
Date published: 2020-10-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Used to paint front door. Let dry for 3 days there were wrinkles in the pain. Sanded out the wrinkles, paint still a little tacky, and put in a second coat. The paint wrinkled again. I really don’t want to have to strip this and start over. What to do to get wrinkles out without having to start over.
Date published: 2020-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I used this paint oak cabinets! I love the results.
Date published: 2020-06-18
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