Home Depot’s Behr newer interior/exterior paint – Paint & Primer All in One….
I don’t often see client’s using Behr brand paints, and it isn’t one I typically use, but this last week I have been working to personalize a new house that my parents purchased. My mom and our designer chose Benjamin Moore paint colors for the interior spaces of the house but my mom decided to use Behr’s newer Premium Plus Ultra Interior paint – color matched it – because she’d read that Consumer Reports March 2010 rated it tops.
Well, as a professional decorative painter, I’m here to tell you that I hated this paint and think it sucks. (Mom hated it too and plans on writing Behr a letter) I came home and googled it. What a scam… look at this, from Consumer Reports Online –
That little article is already telling me that people aren’t buying the hype. What was the problem?
- Well , lets start with major boogers in the paint. Do NOT waste our time, Mr. Behr, with having to pick paint boogers off the wall surface…
- Major lap lines. There were 2 of us rolling, wet on wet, so no excuse for seeing every and any roller mark. Awful!
- While I’m complaining, might as well mention the packaging – the label barely stuck to the can and got worse as you poured paint, leaving a big open gap for poured painted, dripping from the rim, to drip down behind.
Without even looking far I found this, Herman’s comment –
What do you do, Herman? Change brands! Buh – Bye Behr!
What do I do about it? Faux over it!