BEHR ULTRA® Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel No. 5850

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For a perfect pop of color that will give a home some serious curb appeal, choose BEHR ULTRA Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel. This radiant sheen will create a sleek appearance on your home's exterior accents, and is ideal for trim, shutters and doors, including garage doors, as well as windows and outdoor furniture.

Semi-Gloss Finish
Best for use in
Doors, trim and shutters; Exterior furniture
250-400 Sq. Ft. per Gallon

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Product Usage

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2 HR Dry Time 
4 HR Recoat Time

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250-400 Sq. Ft 
Coverage per Gallon

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Properly prepared and cleaned coated or uncoated exterior surfaces. Ideal for Wood, Vinyl, Aluminum, Fiber Cement Siding, Metals, Steel, Doors, Windows, Trim, Shutters, Garage Doors, Outdoor Furniture, Railing and Wrought Iron.

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Preparation & Prime†Blank space if empty.
  • Countersink nailheads, fill and sand smooth. Remove rust, loose or peeling paint. Repair imperfections and sand smooth.
  • Wash off dirt, grease and chalk with detergent and/or powerwash. Remove mildew stains with a mildew stain removing product.
  • Clean and sand new or weathered wood. Scuff sand or degloss smooth or glossy surfaces.
  • Scuff sand or etch metals. Rinse and allow to dry.
  • Caulk windows, doors and other openings. Allow new stucco, plaster and masonry to cure for 30 days before painting.
  • Use BEHR ULTRA™ paint as a primer for repaired or uncoated surfaces, including woods that contain tannins (two primer coats required for redwood and cedar) and heavily stained areas.
  • Lock in stains with the first primer coat; if necessary, apply a second primer coat of BEHR ULTRA.
  • 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 if needed.
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  • Apply product on dry substrates when air and surface temperatures are between 35°-90°F (2°-32°C) and will remain between 35°-90°F (2°-32°C) for at least 4 hours after applying.
  • Do not paint when rain or heavy condensation is expected.
  • Stir paint occasionally. Intermix containers of same product to ensure color and sheen uniformity.
  • On semi-smooth surfaces, use a high quality 3/8-1/2” nap roller cover, nylon/polyester brush or an airless sprayer (.015-.021” spray tip, 60 mesh filter).
  • On rough surfaces, use a high quality 3/4-1” nap roller cover.
  • Do not thin if using 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 require more than one coat for complete hide.
  • On heavy stains and woods that contain tannins, allow 12-16 hours of 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.
  • When applying to vinyl, color choice must be the same color or lighter than the existing color. Do not use on floors.
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  • For disposal of empty containers, unused paint and soiled rags, contact your household refuse collection service.

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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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BEHR ULTRA™ Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 363.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highest quality you can get I used this Behr premium plus ultra on an exterior project where we live on the slopes of Haleakalā Maui and it really stands up to the harsh conditions we experience here better then any other paint products we tried
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent painting It is an excellent product. It has good coverage and the colors are bright. What we like most is its resistance against moisture and fungi.
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Finish! I bought this product about a year and a half ago. I purchased it to repaint an old shed that was in the backyard of a home we recently purchased. I wasn't sure how it would go on and if it would really stand up to the weather, since the shed wasn't in the best shape, but it went on REALLY easy and covered well. I applied a second coat, but honestly, I don't think I needed to. Although it's only been a year and a half, I've been surprised by how well it's resisted our brutal Oklahoma weather. I would DEFINITELY recommend this product to anyone doing any outdoor painting. As an aside, I used some of this on my front entry door too, and it's still looking great!
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not lay flat and bloomed I have painted the entire interior of my home with Behr paint. I started my exterior project and all was going well until I got to my external french doors. That’s when the trouble began, which one week later I’m going to try and exchange paint at home depot for the first time in my life. 1. The paint started blooming on me the day after, this was a milky film on the door that kept spreading as time went on. Thinking more coats might solve it as I got a dark color, I proceeded to apply more. After FIVE coats the problem kept happening. Ive never had to do more than two on any project before. 2. It took 3 coats just for color coverage 3. The paint was really thick and would not lay flat. Probably because it started drying within just a few mins, leaving it no time to lay down. This left my doors with a bumpy finish. Now i have to sand them and start again. I cleaned, caulked and primed all surfaces. I didn’t paint in direct sun. I used high quality, new brushes and rollers. The temperature was about 65 degrees with 40-60% humidity. I love the color and it seems like a durable paint. I’m usually very happy with behr products, but this semi gloss winter way paint is the bane of my existence right now.
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy application My parents bought this paint recently and love it. Pairs with paint sprayer nicely.
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love BEHR paint it doesn't smell after you paint I buy all BEHR paint. I think is the best paint ever I've buy BEHR paint for a few years and I wouldn't changed it for another product.
Date published: 2020-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great coverage. Just started using this specific product today and love the coverage. I've used Behr products for numerous projects with great success.
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junj Nothing "blocking" about this at all. Pictures say it all. I'm a fan of Behr's interior paint, but not this.
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No problems thick with few drips, good coverage, dried well over cracks, white was perfect
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage! Bought this for front door covered great only took two coats!
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My sisters house my sister asked me to paint the exterior of her house these last weeks since i got layed off due to Covid always i purchased Behr paint and i told her that two gallons would be enough for all the hardy board siding and one for the trim, Home Depot matched the colors extactly and just painting for the first 4 hours in the mornings i got the entire house completed in a week...with this Texas heat i know how Behr paint reacts so painting with a brush was best for me....she loves how the house looks and even has gotten comments from neighbors on the overall finish...this is my 15th year using Behr paint and i know i will never use another brand ever.
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers in one coat! Saving time on job!! I used this product in July 2020. I was very pleased with the coverage and final results. I would highly recommend the Ultra Behr primer and 1 coat paint !! It is wonderful and does what it states !!
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great coverage I love the paint great qualities and a great coverage
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best paint ever We bought the Adirondack blue and did our garage, the trim was ultra pure white. It is gorgeous! Easy to put on and no clean up. So happy with it we are going to match the color to our house shutters!!
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paint Have used this for 2 years now. Use it in my porch, windows, and all other exterior surfaces
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works just as stated I painted the exterior of my home when this 18 years ago and it's still good. Used only one coat and didn't drip. Love their paint!
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Behr Premium porch & patio anti slip paint We bought this for our wood above ground pool decking. The wood got too hot to stand on (Texas) so we painted it with anti slip paint and it’s perfect! Don’t have to worry about the grandkids slipping or their feet burning!
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage We bought a 90 year old home that had several exterior painter with not so steady hands. I picked a dark enough grey to blend with lead glass windows to cover and red paint mistakes from years past.
Date published: 2020-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great finish product. Purchased for doors and shutters great application and perfect results.
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from covers great i have this a couple times now and will not buy any other paint
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great paint! Using this paint on the entire exterior of house, shed and well shed. 4 stars because of price and It never goes on sale.
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from covers in one coat, easy clean up This is the best paint I have ever used. I have used this in my entire house and repainted a room that had a different product on it because this had a better finish. The exterior paint is just as nice to use , cover , and clean up. LOVE IT so many compliments
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest paint ever. Hard shell, wears like steel I love this paint, I have a 1798 home and it wears like steel!!!
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durability I was selling a home and did not repaint. I loved the no fade quality.Many thought that it had been recently painted years later than i had done so.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright and Crisp I love Behr paint, it’s long lasting crisp and reliable. Painted my exterior beams and it looks fantastic.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Covers well Have been using this product on all my artwork for years....awesome...just wish stop raising the prices so much
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sapphire Lace in Behr Ultra Covered great for my fiberglass made front door. Very pleased with how it turned out.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this exterior paint so much, I love it so much that I use it inside the house as well.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vibrant colors We use multiple colors on our bird houses. Great lasting color in outdoor settings. Plus awesome compliments
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the variety Bought a quarter gallon for my exterior doors and love it. The coverage wasnt 100% but I dont have an issue with doing a second coat. The color options are great and way better than other paint brands I've used. Will continue to use Behr
Date published: 2020-05-31
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