PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Eggshell Enamel No. 2050

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BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Interior Eggshell Enamel Paint is a 100% acrylic paint & primer that contains an antimicrobial agent to help protect the surface of the paint film from mold and mildew. This easy-clean finish provides exceptional durability and hide with a soft, velvety appearance. Low odor formula.

An eggshell enamel sheen has a soft, velvety appearance that resist dirt and grime as well as mildew
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Use on properly prepared interior walls, trim, and ceilings
250-400 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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1 HR Dry Time 
2 HR Recoat Time

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250-400 Sq. Ft 
Coverage per Gallon

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For low traffic areas. Ideal for Family Rooms, Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, Bedrooms and Ceilings.

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  • 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.
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  • Use BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Paint as a primer over properly prepared coated or uncoated surfaces.
  • For stain-blocking, or over oil-based or glossy surfaces, use a product such as BEHR® Kitchen, Bath & Trim Stain-Blocking Primer & Sealer No. 75.
  • For optimal color development, better hide, and to reduce the number of topcoats with deep colors denoted with a dagger (†) on the color chip, apply a custom tinted primer coat of BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Paint.
  • Prime all metal surfaces before painting.
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  • 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 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 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.
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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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PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Eggshell Enamel is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 866.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great durability I used to be a Sherwin Williams user. The first time I used this product I was hooked. I no longer need to use semi-gloss the eggshell cleans up just as easy and you don't see all the imperfections in the wall
Date published: 2020-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great coverage first time for using Behr paint. Painted over dark walls that hadn't been painted in 10 years. Excellent coverage with only one coat. Paint was virtually dripless. Wonderful product. Price was best compared to 3 other top rated brands of paint. Have painted 3 rooms so far and paint bought to do 3 more rooms. Only Behr from now on!
Date published: 2020-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Paint I have ever used in 30 years of busines I have used them all. I can see where a novice might get discouraged. Anyone can paint (as most people think), but that does not make them a painter. You need to know what you are doing to get the maximum benefit of any paint. Do not expect it to just jump on the walls.
Date published: 2020-09-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Really hard to work with I recently used this paint for walls and closet doors and on both it was really hard to get an even sheen. The closet doors were a nightmare. Some colors required 3 coats. Trying to touch up a surface flaw left a shiny blotch requiring repainting the entire surface. This despite having mixed and remixed the paint frequently. I fared no better with Ultra.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to. Eggshell is my go to for most everything interior. Love to paint !!!
Date published: 2020-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Coat Looks Great The employee at Home Depot suggested I buy this paint as I wanted to paint the paneling in my basement that is a medium brown. I used an off-white color and a thick roller and the walls looked great after one coat. I did have to touch up but what a time saver that was. I always use Behr paint and will continue to use it. Thank you
Date published: 2020-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One and done! I'm updating a house that hasn't been painted in some time. One coat of this has covered even the saturated peppermint pink in a bedroom! Not needing to use a coat of primer and a second color coat saves money for more paint and labor time.
Date published: 2020-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint I've been all for 15 years now I've tried other brands not happy with them I find Behr Paint to be the easiest to use with the best coverage
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Always Use Behr Paints In My Home I will always use Behr paints in my home. I Love Behr paint colors, coverage, lasts a long time after painting anything, and their paint has low to no odor smell. This way, I get to enjoy painting in my home, get no headaches, and I am always happy with the final results of my projects with Behr. Thank You and Keep Those Paint Colors Coming.
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Behr is my go to paint I've always preferred Behr over other brands, great coverage and will dry to a hard finished with a short dry time. I'm disappointed with the new plastic cans and lids, after use it's hard to get a good seal with the lid, the paint drys top the exposed plastic inside the container and then loosens and deposits into the good paint of the next use causing lumps on the item you're painting.
Date published: 2020-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best paint hands down! You have to work a little faster and heavier the less gloss there is, but the finish is absolutely perfect! I am very sensitive to smells, and this is the only paint that I can tolerate. The smell is definitely way less than any other paints and goes away within a couple of days. Behr is the only paint that I will ever recommend!
Date published: 2020-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grade A+ I bought this paint to spruce up my new office space. The coverage was excellent and went on very smoothly. The color was exactly what I anticipated to be and I love the fact that there is no paint smell to run people out of the office. The cleanup was easy and I know from past experience that it wears very well. This is all I ever buy!
Date published: 2020-09-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not very good coverage dries too fast im not very happy with this paint. Its going on primered drywall. I used kilz original as the primer. I usually use sherwin williams but had some of this. I liked the color but the walls required FOUR coats of paint to get good coverage. That is insane for something that says "one coat coverage" on the can. Maybe you could do it in one coat if you were okay with drips running down the walls. Also even stranger it seemed to dry different colors. Anyways it was a huge hassle but now it looks okay. So basically i dont have any pros and a lot of cons, four hour dry time recoat time but it seems to be dry to touch after 20 minutes. Anyways it changed the wall color but used 2 gallons in a tiny bathroom. I still have a few gallons and will try spraying it next time.
Date published: 2020-09-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lumpy We bought 25+ gallons to spray, we had to clean the filter after every 5 gallon bucket because of the lumps. We won't buy this again. We'll stick with the ultra from now on. We have lots more to go. All walls in 4 bedrooms, great room , foyer, formal living room, bathrooms and laundry. We do like Behr paint.
Date published: 2020-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very high quality paint! I Recently began painting my house with this paint and I am so impressed and pleased with the quality. It goes on well and barely needs two coats. It does not pick up dirty fingerprints easily, which I’m thrilled about because I painted the walls white. Thank you, BEHR for designing this great high-quality paint!
Date published: 2020-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hiding paint I bought this and used it on my hallway which had old paint, new drywall and joint compound. Smooth finish using rollers and brushes.. Looks great! Easy to use; low smell.
Date published: 2020-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint I've used Behr for many years, just gets better every time.
Date published: 2020-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love BEHR paint and will not use anything rlse This paint has a great coverage, very easy to use and dries very good and quickly. I will not consider any other brand for my home projects
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coverage Excellent have not had a client disappointed yet...
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick drying, no odor Two coats were required because of the wall color I was painting over, but the paint dried quickly so I was able to finish the job in one day. I like the slight sheen with the eggshell finish. And I absolutely love the color - “Soft Denim!”
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage and color We only buy Behr paints. It has great coverage, dries well and the colors are always vibrant.
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers well with one coat! We got this in cool springs color to paint our kitchen cabinets. It covered so well and looks great almost a month later!
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Went on evenly We got a couple different colors of this to paint boys room and closet. It went on smooth and we had it done quickly! A little went a long way. Looks awesome!
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It really is a great paint I have bought this kind before, but this time I had a really dark colored wall to cover. Needed two coats to get the nice look but it worked great.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent great product, I would buy it again and again and again
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than I expected Behr paint is the only paint I purchase. I remodeled my bathroom and I am over the moon with the end product. The even spread and color are amazing. I do and will recommend Behr paints.
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low smell; great coverage I painted 3 of my children's bedrooms over the past 4 months using Behr Premium Plus. I only needed one coat, which dried quickly and had very little smell, which dissipated quickly. I plan on painting the rest of my house in the coming months and will use this paint again.
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Easy to Use, No bad smells I have only used Berh Premium Plus and never have been disappointed with a paint job. I am in no way a professional painter which speaks to how easy it is to use Berh’s paint products. The paint goes on well, there’s no VOC’s so it doesn’t smell bad, and one can of paint goes a long way. Dries to the touch in about 20-30 minutes.
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept Me Sane Since covid put me out of work, I had to find something constructive to do. I started with painting all my doors and frames. Still no work. Started upstairs & painted all the bedrooms and bathrooms. I found painting to be my zen time. Moved to the main floor and just finished the last room. The colors look amazing. Paint goes on so smooth and no runs. The finish feels nice too. Must have used 10-12 gallons. Love the color selection. I even painted mirror frames with sample size colors to coordinate. Home Depot staff were always helpful. Next project-Exterior using only Behr paint.
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convincingly Behr! I was painting my 80-year-old daddy’s den, kitchen, and dining room. He was going to another store. I insisted that Behr at Home Depot was the best quality paint on the market. It covers well, has no order, dries evenly, and is easy to clean! After my sales pitch, my dad is convinced that Behr is the best!
Date published: 2020-06-23
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