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Behr Enamel Wall Paints Smooth, Durable

Reviewing: Behr Premium Plus Enamel Paint  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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Both the eggshell and semi-gloss finish of Behr Premium Plus Enamel paints are excellent in coverage and durability.

I recently had a temporary job painting an apartment. All of the walls and woodwork were painted with Behr Premium Plus Enamel paints. The walls were covered with a light color, Swiss Coffee, in an eggshell finish, and the woodwork was done in semi-gloss in Decorator White.

I know that any paint brand usually has an excellent color selection, but I have to say that I really fell in love with the Swiss Coffee color. It looks so creamy and rich, and yet is neutral enough to be a good choice for a rental apartment.

These paints were thicker than some wall paints. This meant that they went on very smoothly either with brush or roller. I did have to use two coats over two coats of primer to cover some shelves and a door that had been previously painted with a dark green enamel.

The semi-gloss was leaning toward a the very low side of gloss. I liked this a lot because it was very washable without hardly being shiny at all. It looked really nice.

The buckets are color coded for the type of finish. The one pictured is the eggshell, and the semi-gloss has green. This makes it easy to note the correct paint in a hurry. Of course if you have more than one custom color of paint you will need to keep checking the small sticker on the lid, or write your own labels on the tops.

They do dry quite quickly. Be sure to wrap any brush in plastic that you aren’t going to use for more than just a few minutes because it will begin to stiffen.

Before I was done cleaning the kitchen some things had splashed on the newly painted woodwork, but it washed up just fine even though it hadn’t really had what I consider the proper time to cure.

This came from Home Depot and sells for $105.00 for a 5-gallon pail.