What every best Exterior Paint has:
- Covers easily.
- Resists dirt and mildew.
- Dries fast and smooth.
Behr Premium Plus Ultra is a solid choice if you're looking for a great value. It provides very good coverage overall, impressive durability and is easy to use. With just 50 grams per liter of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), it's one of the lowest-VOC paints available, aside from zero-VOC paints. While it's not the lowest-priced exterior paint, Behr Premium Plus Ultra shines in testing, scoring well for its resistance to cracking, mildew, color changing and dirt.
Although it doesn't offer the same resistance to dirt as its pricier counterpart, our Best Reviewed Behr Premium Plus Ultra, Behr Premium Plus is a good choice if you're looking for a lower-priced exterior paint that still offers good resistance to cracking, color change and mildew. Reviewers say it offers great coverage in just one or two coats and is easy to apply, spreading evenly over surfaces and drying quickly.
Behr Deck Plus Solid Color Waterproofing Wood Stain holds up to the equivalent of three years of outdoor exposure in professional tests, maintaining an impressive appearance and resisting color change, cracking, dirt and mildew. A few users complain of peeling after a year or two, but these issues don't occur in tests, and experts suggest proper surface prep and application are key. Some users say it lasts for up to 10 years.
Behr Premium Waterproofing Wood Stain & Sealer comes in several options, including solid color, semi-transparent and transparent. All perform well, but the semi-transparent opacity outperforms similar stains in expert testing. You should very much ignore the claim that this stain will look good on decks for 6 years (10 years for the solid opacity), but it should still look good for two -- which is much better than average among semi-transparent stains.