I heard about this all-in-one paint and primer from Behr recently and let me tell you. Avoid it all all costs! I'll start with the caveat that I was painting a light colored bathroom wall with red paint. And I did work at a paint store for over a year. So I do have some expertise in the matter. Red paint doesn't cover well. I knew that going in. But we always told our customers to go ahead and use a primer and the first coat should get it. I figure with this trumped up Behr Ultra Premium Plus paint that one or maybe two coats would cover everything as it has primer already in it. And who came up with the name for this. You'd think a six year old named it. What sounds the most expensive? How about Behr Ultra Premium Plus Extra with Super Duper Primer. I digress. What bothers me most and the reason I am posting this on pissed consumer is four fold:
1.) The paint is really overpriced
2.) It took three coats to cover
3.) I highly doubt there is primer in it
4.) Home Depot wouldn't post my obviously incriminating review
Let me begin by saying THIS DOES NOT SAVE TIME. In fact, it turned a simple bathroom painting from a day or two job into five days. Buy paint anywhere instead of home depot. So I taped everything off and proceeded to paint. I put one coat on the trim spots and noticed it was kind of thin. I brushed it off, so to speak, and figured that's just because it hasn't dried yet. I came back around for a second pass and I still had spots where I could see the light tan colored wall. And this was after a heaping second coat of paint. So I continued slathering on the paint and finally after those three coats everything was covered up. I then went to the wall. This was the most fun. The same thing happened. In fact, I had to go over almost every square inch with a light, searching for spots that shown through. Normally covering the wall is so much easier because you can keep rolling until you get complete coverage but at a certain point I was actually just smearing the paint. I had to use three full coats of paint on a non-white wall. That's bad even for red. In fact, if there was primer in it the paint SHOULD have covered in one coat. And worse yet, when I took the tape off the wall, the paint in those spots came off with it.
Now the thing that really gets my goat is that this *** cost about $35 and I be willing to bet it's $20 quality paint at a real paint store. The store I used to work at is probably the best known paint store in America. But I don't want some to assume I work for that company still. Their middle grade paint which is routinely on sale is better than Behr's top of the line with primer. I thought I would just go to Home Depot because everything else was there already. Big mistake. This is your best paint. God help the people that buy their bargain stuff. I will not use Behr products again. And to you Home Depot: I will get my opinion out and people will learn that your paint is junk. You can't continue to create an inferior product without people realizing it.
Product or Service Mentioned: Behr Paint.