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Old 01-22-2012, 03:50 PM
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I would like your opinions of Behr Premium Plus paint. I just bought several gallons of this to paint my foyer, hallway, and living room. It is THICK, nearly has the consistency of yogurt. It covers easy enough, but as it dries bare spots are visible all over the wall. It is almost like the roller pulls the paint back off the wall, or the molecules in the paint pull together and leave spots. I am now on my third coat, painting taupe over primed walls.

I am beginning to think I might need another brand to do the living room, this is horrible performance from a $25.00+ per gallon paint.

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I used this paint a little over a year ago when my wife thought it would be really cool to paint one wall in a room a different color. So we did that in 3 rooms and looks pretty sharp. I don't remember it being that thick but do remember it only taking one coat on each wall, and that I liked.
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I did the same thing with regret. Here is a good forum with lots of answers.

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Is your roller too thick for the wall surface finish? You may have been better with a thin nap roller. Are there special instructions on the paint? My FIL has used it with good results. It covered well and was a 1 coat deal.

Was it especially cold when putting it on? Was it stored outside?
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:12 PM
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I would like your opinions of Behr Premium Plus paint. I just bought several gallons of this to paint my foyer, hallway, and living room. It is THICK, nearly has the consistency of yogurt. It covers easy enough, but as it dries bare spots are visible all over the wall. It is almost like the roller pulls the paint back off the wall, or the molecules in the paint pull together and leave spots. I am now on my third coat, painting taupe over primed walls.

I am beginning to think I might need another brand to do the living room, this is horrible performance from a $25.00+ per gallon paint.

Thanks.
Sir, I'm not a professional, but I've seen the same thing. Thinning the paint with a little water (go easy--it doesn't take much) will take care of the bare spots. You may need a couple coats on areas done with the thinned paint to get them to match the areas done with the full-strength paint.

BTW, if ever someone offers you money to paint a popcorn ceiling, smile and back away slowly.

Hope this helps, and Semper Fi.

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Old 01-22-2012, 04:55 PM
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The paint was purchased at Home Depot and brought straight home, stored inside, with favorable temps inside and out, though it has been raining here. I am about to run out and buy shorter nap rollers, as suggested. That Behr link was informative.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:15 PM
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I am no pro but have used a lot of their paint inside and out. Sprayed and rolled. It is constantly one of the top rated paints.

Never had a problem with it.

How well was it mixed? Was it"stirred and not just shaken"?

Seriously, did you stir it with a paddle on a power drill?
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Not a professional but my wife and I tried this paint with less than stellar results. The first time, they mixed the paint with the "regular" paint pigments. We got Home Depot to give us another free gallon with the correct pigments. It still took more than one coat to cover the wall properly.
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Being retired from the Fire service, I'm not a professional anything right now however, during my professional years, I tried to make ends meet in many part time professions, painting was one of them. My experience is that Behr just doesn't cover well. Two, three or sometimes more coats are sometime necessary. For my own use, I make it Sherwin Williams and never have a problem.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:19 AM
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I used to paint and do construction,Behr works pretty well,but it has to be thinned.I know some pros who love it and some who hate it.I wasnt crazy about it.

I'm with kudzu,Sherwin Williams is really good.
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There is no such thing as one coat paint.

Period.
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I a not a professional painter either, but I am in the process of painting right this minute; in fact I still have Spackle on my fingers. I am painting the entire interior of my home as we speak - about 5000 square feet. After trying the Behr Brand from HD in one room, I returned it all, went straight to the local Aboff's Paint store and bought Benjamin Moore Paints. IMHO it is much better than the Behr Brand.

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Sounds like two problems.

1 It's a little too thick.

2 You might be over rolling it. I go one roll from top to bottom then put more paint on the roller. I takes practice to get the paint amount right. If you roll like the people on the commercials your gonna pull the paint right back off of the wall.
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I use Purdy White Dove rollers and Behr paint on everything I roll inside the house. That is some amazing paint. We had a roof leak in our old place. I woke up and there was a water balloon stuck to the wall. There was over a gallon of water being held in place by the paint. I ran into the pantry and grabbed a pail and poked a hole in the bottom of the bubble and the water shot into the pail. I fixed the roof after that. The good part to this? My TV was under that bubble. I swear by Behr paints. If you clean the surface, use the right roller, and mix the paint right, you will always get amazing results. I also use their primer in the purple can if I need to prime. I'm doing the outside of the house in a few months. Guess what I'm buying???
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:10 PM
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There is no such thing as one coat paint.

Period.
Right about that. When my daughter left the nest she also left a PURPLE room. Even after priming with Zinnser/Rustoleum Bullseye 123 (which to me is the best primer out there) it still took two, almost three coats.
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