BEHR® Urethane Alkyd Satin Enamel No. 7900

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BEHR Urethane Alkyd Satin Enamel combines the performance and durability of an oil-based paint with ease and convenience of a water-based paint. This professional quality finish offers excellent flow and leveling with easy water clean-up.

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

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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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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. 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® Urethane Alkyd Satin Enamel 7900 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 72.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for spraying cabinets! I used this to spray my kitchen cabinets. Worked great! A nice , clean update to my kitchen without spending a fortune on new cabinets.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for cabinets! The paint guy at Home Depot talked me out of another brand for my cabinets. He said I wouldn't be sorry and I figured he knew more about it than I do. I don't have a spray painter but the paint still went on smoothly, no streaks or brush marks. They look beautiful and I could not be more happy.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sold! Although my husband and I have been painting many years, we have used a variety of these modified alkyd paints, this behr brand has definitely sold us, I have not used it on exteriors short of a front door with no direct sun, but great for bathrooms, and all doors, cabinets and mouldings. We’ve used satin and semigloss, but would like to know if it’s available in gloss.
Date published: 2018-06-27
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 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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Headache This paint was recommended to me for refinishing my cabinets. I have waited days and even weeks between coats and the paint is still sticky to the touch. It’s been nothing but a time consuming headache, can’t imagine I will ever use this paint again.
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice I painted my kitchen cabinets a year ago with this paint. It is an easy paint to apply. The finish, sturdiness and color have held up well. The surface wipes clean and resists stains. I was skeptical about painting my kitchen cabinets , but have been pleasantly surprised!
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great coverage I really like this paint it one on very easily around my moldings and door trim. Great coverage easy to clean up.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Only thing I use on trim, doors and cabinets! Recommend it for all of my jobs.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used to HATE my bathroom cabinets and now I LOVE I was a little wary of painting the home depot builder grade cabinets in my bathroom but I used Behr Urethane Alkyd Satin Enamel and I'm really happy I did. My cabinets were about 15 years old and were that extremely dated oak finish. Now, they look up-to-date and frankly, almost brand new. I used ordinary white primer and three coats of alkyd satin enamel in Linen White, which is slightly darker than the white vanity top but warm enough to work with my brownish tiles. I used did three coats but probably could have managed with two. I couldn't be happier with the results. In fact, I plan to do the vanity in my main bathroom.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Leveling I’ve used this product four times now to refinish cabinets. I did not spray, I used a brush and planned on two coats from the beginning. You can definitely achieve a spray like finish since it levels so well. I did put in two coats of primer fist for bond strength mostly. My client was very pleased with the results.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paint We use this product for items like kitchen cabinets it drys to a hard durable finish
Date published: 2020-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Texture Finish Tried spray this on my trim with a 1.0,1.4 and a 2.0 spray tip and all leave a textured finish. I use 4 oz of water to gallon and doesnt help. Inside temp is 77 degrees. Holding the spray gun 6 inches away. Moving on to a different paint
Date published: 2020-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough enough for a rental unit - looks great! I have long been a fan of Behr paint - it is the only paint that I buy. Last year I decided to upgrade my casita to be utilized as a vacational rental... of course, Behr paint went on the walls & ceiling. There was a standard honey oak vanity in the bathroom; while it was in good shape, I wanted to give it a "makeover". I replaced the laminate countertop with a granite model with an undermount sink and some sleek new hardware. While the top was off, I sanded all of the exposed wood; to the cabinet base, I applied a "distressed" oak stain and sealed with clear. For the doors (which get the most abuse), I knew that I needed something that could withstand wear and tear, and that I would not have to continually touch up (sometimes folks leave in the morning and others arrive in the afternoon). After doing some research, I chose Behr Alkyd enamel; I wanted something to I could run through my HVLP because I didn't want any brush marks on the doors. This paint has performed amazingly across the board; it went through my sprayer without needing to be thinned. It's been a year and a half and I have never had to touch up the paint on the cabinet doors. I am so impressed with it that as I am now giving a "makeover" to my 1988 RV, I will again use Behr Alkyd enamel for the faces of all cabinet doors/drawers. For me, there is nothing better.
Date published: 2020-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Secret to a smooth finish I bought this paint and the recommened high density foam roller from the home store. I prepped my bathroom vanity with sanding and primer. I can't get a smooth finish on my cabinet doors. I've tried the foam roller, a regular roller, different brushes. I am not happy. Is there a secret? I just don't get it. I wish I would have just bought a new vanity now.
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This paint won’t dry! I decided to paint my smooth wood cabinets white. The lady at Home a Depot recommenced this product to me. I’m so frustrated because after weeks the paint is still tacky and scratches easily. I originally sanded, primed and sanded between coats when painting. Not sure if there’s something I can do to help set this paint. I read other reviews saying the paint dried hard as a rock. That’s what I was hoping for. Praying I don’t have to repaint all my cabinets.
Date published: 2020-04-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute garbage! Don't believe all the talk of smooth finishes and self-leveling. I used this stuff on kitchen cabinets which were absolutely smooth wood. I cleaned and primed. I painted using the recommended roller, resulting in an orange peel finish. I sanded it per the instructions and rolled again. Orange peel again. I sanded back down to bare wood and started over completely, trying a foam roller this time. Same result as before. Slightly less orange peel, but absolutely awful. Oh, and the other kicker - paint was still tacky after 2 weeks.
Date published: 2020-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alkyd is A Beast Alkyd is an excellent hybrid product with an incredible finish.
Date published: 2020-03-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not happy with the finish. used this product and now dont think i should continue for the rest of cabinets. It didnt come out smooth. You can see the texture. I was thinking I should switch to the semi-gloss for more of a sheer look. But worried it will still not be smooth..
Date published: 2020-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silky smooth I bought this 5 months ago and used it on my interior doors and trim. The self leveling in this paint allows application with a brush, and it spreads like butter!!!
Date published: 2019-12-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn’t hold up!! I painted my kitchen cabinets with the satin enamel. I’ve painted tons of furniture and kitchen cabinets for people. My husband got a gift card to Home Depot so I decided to use BEHRs urethane enamel This paint is so soft I’m going to have to redo my whole kitchen or poly over the paint! I’m so disappointed especially considering I’m on a tight budget and time frame. I’ve already touched up every door and now my daughter pointed out scratch marks on the drawers. Really really upsetting.
Date published: 2019-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks beautiful on my finished Desk and bookcase I bought this paint because the salesperson suggested I use it on my desk and bookcase that I redid. The desk had a Lauqer finish on it so I cleaned it well and they said scuff up the old lacquer with sand paper which I did. I put 3 coats of paint on it drying in between coats. My problem is it seem to chip very easy and wanted to find out if I should put a clear poly on it so it does not chip off because my grandaughter will be doing a lot of stuff on this desk and I wanted it to wipe off easily. Also she will be sliding books across the bookcase and wanted to make sure it does not leave marks on the bookcase when she does that. Will the desk clean off easily if she get marks on it.
Date published: 2019-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth finish and easy application! I had to search for this product because for some reason it is not available in Alabama, but I’m so happy I did. After first trying Benjamin Moore cabinet paint to refinish my master bathroom cabinets that kept coming up with an orange peel effect. I searched online and found good reviews for this specific Behr paint. The problem was, it wasn’t available in my state, so I bought it while on a visit to my parents. It worked as promised and leveled out as it dried to a perfect smooth finish and looks like a factory application all done with my sponge roller.
Date published: 2019-11-12
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