BEHR ULTRA™ Stain-Blocking Ceiling Paint

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For advanced performance and stain-blocking on all of your home's ceilings, choose BEHR ULTRA Stain-Blocking Ceiling Paint. Its flat sheen hides minor surface imperfections, and can be tinted to light colours.

Finish
A flat sheen has a matte, non-reflective finish that's easy to clean, touches up well and will also hide minor surface imperfections.
Best for use in
Properly prepared coated and uncoated Interior Ceilings.
Coverage
23-37 m2

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Product Usage

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2 HR Recoat Time

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23-37 m2
Coverage

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Properly prepared coated and uncoated Interior Ceilings.

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Preparation & PrimeBlank space if empty.
  • Remove loose paint, wash off any dirt and grease with detergent, remove mildew stains with a mildew stain removing product.
  • Scuff sand glossy surfaces.
  • Countersink nailheads, repair imperfections and sand smooth.
  • Remove all dust with a damp cloth, allow to dry.
  • Allow new stucco, plaster and masonry to cure for 30 days before priming.
  • Make sure that there are no active water problems and that any previous water damage is fully dry.
  • Use BEHR ULTRA STAIN-BLOCKING CEILING PAINT as a primer for repaired or uncoated surfaces.
  • Lock in stains with BEHR ULTRA STAIN-BLOCKING CEILING PAINT as a spot primer. For heavy stains, test for stain bleedthrough by applying BEHR ULTRA STAIN-BLOCKING CEILING PAINT as a topcoat to a small section. If the stain bleeds through the topcoat, spot prime another coat to the stained area and test again before topcoating the entire ceiling. If bleeding continues, a longer dry time is needed before topcoating. Additional coats may be needed to achieve hide.
  • For drastic colour changes, apply a primer coat of BEHR ULTRA STAIN-BLOCKING CEILING PAINT if needed.
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  • Spatter and drip resistant.
  • Use product when the surface and air temperatures are between 10-32°C.
  • Stir paint occasionally. Intermix containers of same product to ensure colour and sheen uniformity.
  • Use a high quality 10-13 mm nap roller cover, nylon/polyester brush or an airless sprayer (.015-.019” spray tip, 60 mesh filter).
  • Coverage is 23-37 m2  per gallon depending on the surface texture, porosity and application method.
  • 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.
  • Multiple coats may be required to complete hide.
  • Popcorn style acoustic ceilings; use acoustic ceiling roller cover 10-13 mm or airless sprayer (.015-.019” spray tip, 60 mesh filter).
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  • Dries to touch in 30 minutes at 25°C and 50% humidity, re-coat in 1 hour.
  • Longer dry time required in cooler temperatures and in higher humidity.
  • Dry paint film is mildew resistant
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  • Use soap and water.
  • Properly dispose of all soiled rags and protect unused product from freezing.
  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your local 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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LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY

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™ Stain-Blocking Ceiling Paint is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 193.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers well with no roller or brush marks I bought at least 4 gallons of the optic white ceiling paint and I love it. I paid a professional painter and he said it was the best paint he has used. It’s worth every penny. The ceiling in this old house had stress lines and seemed uneven. This wonderful paint covered everything. The entire house was done in Behr Optic white. It’s the only paint I’ll ever use.
Date published: 2019-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paint I used this in my bathroom ceiling because I had water stains in the ceiling of the shower area. This paint covered it 100% my bathroom looks great!!
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Was very pleased with this product, we were able to cover up dark paint on the wall without having to paint multiple coats!
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Update to every room! LOVE the coverage and freshness this gives every room.
Date published: 2018-12-02
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