12-16-2010 09:26 AM
Greetings Samantha and thank you for joining our community!
I am a huge fan of the new paint and primer known as Behr Pure Premium Ultra. It is high hiding, and scrubbable in any sheen. Even colors that have required as many as five coats in the past (such as Burgundy) can be done in just two coats.
The eggshell finish is perfect for a living area. I have seen it done over a similar color in just one coat, but two are recommended. I am certain you will be pleased with the results. A picture of a can with the eggshell finish follows below;
Make sure you have drop cloths, masking tape (I love the frog tape which really gives crisp lines), and good quality roller naps and brushes. We have several combo kits which can save you money such as this one;
Hope that helps and I wish you the best in completing your project.
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03-24-2011 04:18 PM
I used Behr Pure Premium Ultra on a stairway 3 months ago. I didn't sand the old paint surface because I didn't want the dust clean up. Now the paint seems to scrape off with my fingernail after two coats were applied. I want to add another coat to finish the job but not if I have to redo the wall because the paint continues to scrap off the wall. Help! What should I do?
04-04-2011 09:56 AM
Sorry to hear about your peeling paint
All good painting jobs that last always start with good prep work, it sounds like to me that since the surface wasn't sanded and/or treated correctly, that you may have had the failure thats going on now.
Also, did you put the Behr Ultra on the actually stairway itself? The paint, if it is in the area prone to foot traffic, isn't rated for floors. That also maybe a reason why the paint is peeling as well.
This is one of those situations where unfortunately if it is on the wall like you say, you will have to sand the walls down.
Paint cannot stick to a surface that is uneven and won't cling, its like trying to rock climb a smooth wall, without any traction you'll just slide right off...
Since you have to get the paint off the wall and you don't want to clean up the dust (neither would I ), I would recommend to rent out a power sander with dust collection system found at your local Tool Rental. They are very efficient in getting the walls down to a paintable surface. The dust collector keeps the dust down and its a very simple sweep if any get away from the vacuum system that is in the power sander.
Hope this helps you out,
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06-01-2013 02:01 AM
What is the point of using Behr Paint with the primer in it (or any paint with the primer included) if you have to put two coats on? It does not make sense.
I will stick to using primer and then paint.
06-01-2013 08:09 PM
Where adhesion is critical, such as going over a gloss or semi-gloss latex paint, or over varnished or vinyl paneling, I personally prefer to use a dedicated primer such as Gripper or Zinsser 1-2-3.
The primer and paint in one products are fine for going over walls that have lower sheen finishes which are in good shape and where the main concern is just making a color change. Here again, if you are going over that dreaded "contractor's paint". or you had to make patches all over the walls, i would prefer the dedicated primer followed by a quality acrylic paint.
Under certain circumstances, the primer and paint in one paints such as Ultra can actually save time and money. Case in point: a room is of such dimensions that it takes about 1 and 1/2 gallons per coat and needs two coats on the walls because of the color change. If I have two gallons of a dedicated primer mixed up and tinted toward the finish color, I am going to be left with 1/2 gallon of that primer. Similarly, if I have two gallons of the finish coat mixed up, I am going to have 1/2 gallon of paint left over. If i had just ordered 3 gallons of Ultra, I would have just enough paint . My total cost would be less than buying a total of 4 gallons of paint and primer!
Further, I would have saved time in not having to have stopped and washed out my equipment between the primer and paint coats.
Also, often it is advantageous from the standpoint of coverability to use the paint as primer because a paint mixed from a full bodied white paint will cover better than a white primer because the paint generally has more white pigment in it than does a primer. Two coats of a quality white paint will cover just about anything. When tinted, it covers even better!