BEHR ULTRA™ Exterior Matte

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For a classic look on your home's exterior walls, choose BEHR ULTRA Exterior Matte paint. This traditional, non-reflective matte sheen minimizes surface imperfections on wood and vinyl siding. It provides excellent touch-up to help maintain the look, and it can also be used on stucco, brick and other masonry, as well as fences.

A matte paint sheen is a non-reflective sheen that’s easy to apply and touch up. It will minimize the appearance of minor surface imperfections.
Best for use in
Wood and vinyl walls and siding; brick and other masonry; fences
23-37 m2

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Product Usage

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2 HR Dry Time 
4 HR Recoat Time

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23-37 m2

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Properly prepared and cleaned coated or uncoated exterior surfaces. Ideal for Wood, Vinyl, Aluminum, Fiber Cement Siding, Metals, Brick, Masonry, Stucco, Steel, and Fences.

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  • Countersink nailheads, fill and sand smooth. Remove rust, loose or peeling paint. Repair imperfections and sand smooth.
  • Wash off dirt, grease and chalk with detergent and/or powerwash. Remove mildew stains with a mildew stain removing product.
  • Clean and sand new or weathered wood. Scuff sand or degloss smooth or glossy surfaces.
  • Scuff sand or etch metals. Rinse and allow to dry.
  • Caulk windows, doors and other openings. Allow new stucco, plaster and masonry to cure for 30 days before painting.
  • Use BEHR® paint as a primer for repaired or uncoated surfaces, including woods that contain tannins (two primer coats required for redwood and cedar) and heavily stained areas.
  • Lock in stains with the first primer coat; if necessary, apply a second primer coat of BEHR PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA.
  • For drastic colour changes or when applying deep colours denoted with a dagger (†) on the colour chip, apply a tinted primer coat of BEHR ULTRA if needed.
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  • Apply product on dry substrates when air and surface temperatures are between 2°-32°C and will remain between 2°-32°C for at least 4 hours after applying.
  • Allow paint film to dry for at least 60 minutes prior to rain showers when temperatures are between 15°-21° C and 60-70% relative humidity. Lower temperatures, higher humidity or deep colours may increase dry time and/or rain resistance time.
  • Stir paint occasionally. Intermix containers of same product to ensure colour and sheen uniformity.
  • On semi-smooth surfaces, use a high quality 10-13 mm nap roller cover, nylon/polyester brush or an airless sprayer (.015 -.021" spray tip, 60 mesh filter).
  • On rough surfaces, use a high quality 19-25 mm nap roller cover.
  • Do not thin if using a roller or brush; however, if using a sprayer and thinning is required, thin with water at a rate of no more than 250 mL per 3.79 L
  • Certain colours may require more than one coat for complete hide.
  • On heavy stains and woods that contain tannins, allow 12-16 hours of dry time between coats.
  • After 4 weeks, cured paint film may be cleaned with a mild, non-abrasive liquid detergent. Dry paint film is mildew resistant.
  • When applying to vinyl, colour choice must be the same colour or lighter than the existing colour.
  • Do not use on floors.
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  • For disposal of empty containers, unused paint and soiled rags, contact your household refuse collection service.
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To consult with a Behr Certified Coatings Professional, call 1-800-661-1591.

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Behr Process Corporation warrants to you, the original residential consumer purchaser, the performance of this product as described on this label for so long as you reside in your home. THIS WARRANTY IS NOT VALID WHEN THE PRODUCT IS NOT PROPERLY APPLIED TO A PROPERLY PREPARED SURFACE OR CARED FOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LABEL DIRECTIONS. This warranty is not transferable. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label during the warranty period, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. The clause of limitation of liability which follows is inapplicable in Québec. This warranty excludes (1) labour and costs of labour for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. The above provisions are not intended to operate where prohibited by law. This limited warranty is the only warranty provided by Behr Process Corporation unless extended by a provincial consumer statute. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133 ext. 2, or contact Behr Process Corporation at 2750 Centre Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2A2L3. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.​

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BEHR ULTRA™ Exterior Matte is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 371.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive Paint Behr Premium Plus Ultra is a rich, smooth and easy to use paint, a real pleasure to work with. We used the Exterior Flat and it rolls like a dream and glides off the brush like silky butter, which provides impressive coverage. It's also extremely durable and it cleans easily. We highly recommend this top-quality paint to our friends and family.
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Painted my whole house using Behr Paint I painted my whole using Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Flat. The body was Black Locust, the trim & shutters were painted Tanglewood, The porch & post were painted October Leaves and the windows were painted bright white. It was applied over aluminum siding, it went on evenly and dried smooth. I have received numerous compliments. Not only on the colors but the quality of the paint. I have recommended to all that have asked. Thanks Behr for a great product.
Date published: 2019-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic coverage I used Behr premium plus ultra exterior flat to paint the outside of my house. It glided on so smoothly and covered in one coat! My neighbors and myself were amazed at the results. I even had a professional painting company come over to give me estimates for some other work and they asked what company painted the house. They were astonished that I did it myself. Great compliment from a professional.
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A painting with excellent results I recently made the purchase of Berh Ultra to paint the exterior of my home. I live in a place with a sub-tropical climate where it rains very frequently during the year in addition to having a high percentage of humidity in the surroundings. My first impression was the coverage: from the first coat of paint the previous color was not observed. The second impression: the paint does not create stains when continuing to paint no matter if the direction of the roll is changed when painting, the third impression: the paint dries quickly and the colors are very vivid. Also after the house was painted there was rain and the paint did not fade. I am very satisfied with the results, which agree with the details presented by the Berh company regarding the properties of the product. I 100% recommend this product.
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use(primer plus paint). Paint faded quite a bit after three years in the sun.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage ! My wife and I painted garage door Asphalt grey and front door Tart Orange against a pure white stucco. We sold this house in a week in part to a awesome MCM color pallet and fresh look.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultra Exterior Paint This is the best exterior paint I have ever purchased. It goes on smoothly and actually covers I one coat; however, I did two coats as the wood will be in sunlight more than rain. Love that it is primer and paint in one. You just can’t go wrong with this product.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelletn color coverage I bought this some time ago for painting my home exterior. Very pleased with the paint quality and specially with its coverage.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the job We bought this paint to rehab a shed. The project turned out better than we hoped. The wood was very rough, but this paint had great coverage. It was very easy to work with. And the clean-up was also easy. We will use this product again.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic coverage I use this product every time I paint the exterior of my house. It flows well when brushed and shows evenly when rolled, very high quality product at a good value.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy application, great durability I painted my house 2 years ago and it still looks like it did the day I finished the job.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality The best paint I have ever bought. It have being the best experience, I am now looking for colors to paint my house again, even though the paint still look if I just paint it.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product! Used this to spruce up a few homes I've redone. More than happy with the outcome everytime!
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Texture! This is the 3rd time in 22 years I have used this product on my house trim I love this product. It goes on smooth and has great texture!
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Thick good quality paint with excellent coverage Very pleased
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Paint was not consistent I bought three different colors of the Exterior Ultra to paint wood doors and trim. The brown colored paint was surprisingly good and easy to apply. The yellow colored paint was a disappointment. The paint had a different consistency, and the paint job was not going or looking good. I don’t trust the fancy plastic one gallon paint can lids with the openable plug to provide a dependable seal. I suspect my new can of paint started to dry out before I opened the can, or I got a bad batch. I find out more as the project progresses.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Behr Ultra Exterior Flat is EXCEPTIONAL I've been buying Behr Ultra Exterior Flat for years. I live in the Northeast in an almost one hundred year old house and the seasons can be punishing on the the shingles/surface. There is spot scraping to do on some part of the house every year. I love the coverage and finish provided by Behr Ultra!
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy cleanup DIY home project made easy with behr. Went on smooth, easy clean up!
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Flat isn't really flat We bought this to paint the exterior of our house which is a sanded stucco finish. Our HOA requires that we use a flat sheen paint. When the painters did the first coat, we were very disappointed in the sheen and what appeared to be uneven coverage. We thought it will get better with the 2nd coat. After the 2nd coat some of the unevenness went away but still left flashing on a large portion of the house. We had the painters do a 3rd coat and even a 4th coat in a lot of areas simply to try and eliminate the appearance of streaks and flashing. Any money we saved by using BEHR instead of Dunn Edward's paint was lost to having to paint 3 and 4 coats in all areas just to eliminate the sheen that was still coming through even though it was FLAT paint. Our house still looks as though we used Satin finish to paint our house. The HOA asked us if we truly used a flat finish paint and we sent them a photo. We are not happy with the results and neither is our HOA.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sticking to 1965 siding well I used this on a 1965 cottage home with wide white siding 2 years ago. It has held up excellently and I painted it with the color of the year. Turned out beautiful!
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still looks good after some time. We painted the house a year ago. It still looks good. Great quality paint and lots of color selections. Glad it already had the primer in it. We went with a light gray color and are pleased!
Date published: 2021-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great color selection! I bought this a few weeks ago and it looks great! The painter has started from the back of the house, see photo below. The only way to choose the color you like is to buy at least 3 samples in the shade you prefer and then paint them in a spot to choose your color. There are so many to choose from! This color is on a beach house and it is, March Aquamarine. I bought 3 samples in the shade of my preference and picked this one. I am so very happy with this color! Sometimes the colors look different shades when you paint them on the walls and it dries. Behr paint has such large varieties of colors and shades to choose from it’s amazing!
Date published: 2021-03-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pasty finish Home Depot replaced the paint for us to reprint, the finish was a pasty white.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Behr Exterior Flat Paint We used Behr's Exterior Flat paint to paint our shed, it went on well and looks amazing. Exterior flat spreads easily and dries quick. Made our shed pop out and look like it was new! We our pleased. Will be using Behr again because it's easy and well worth it!
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great easy application We purchased BEHR for the outside of the house which hadn't been painted in 15 years. Esp in Florida with all the humidity and on brick.
Date published: 2020-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed Painted the back of my house which is all Hardie Board.
Date published: 2020-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ULTA exterior covers well. Dries fast. It really does cover in one coat. It works as promised. It dries quickly and evenly. Really easy to work with.
Date published: 2020-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good coverage I used this to repaint a section of siding that was chalky and faded, and one quart covered about 300 square feet.
Date published: 2020-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Coverage Just painted my outside of my home , provided it for the contractor who normally uses another brand, however he says really likes it and is no convert to using Behr. The colors look great.
Date published: 2020-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garden shed I used Behr Ultra Paint and Primer Exterior Flat paint to paint my garden shed. I was not disappointed. It took one gallon and covered on one coat. I use Behr for all my interior and exterior projects. I just love it.
Date published: 2020-09-27
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