Behr One Coat Coverage Test
The Ultimate Coverage Test Challange
The Behr One Coat Coverage Guarantee states that if any of their 1,000 colors are applied, it will hide or cover the previous color in one coat.
The Behr one coat coverage guarantee only has a few stipulations.
First, you will need to prime any bare surfaces or surfaces with tannins and water stains.
Secondly, exterior surfaces should get two coats, regardless of coverage issues, for maximum protection.
Finally, you have to use Behr Dynasty paint or Marquee.
These stipulations are not a big ask.
The Behr One Coat Guarrantee Coverage Test #1
In the first test, we want to see if the dark color can cover the light color in one coat? And can the light color cover the dark color in one coat?
Berh One Coat Coverage Results
Behr One Coat Coverage Test #2
I painted over a previous painting experiment where I tested how well white semi-gloss paints, such as Aura, Dynasty and Behr grade cabinet paint, were covered by a mid-tone blue.
The fact that I was expecting Behr Tranquil Gray to cover four different colors and multiple sheens in one coat sounded like an extreme challenge.
Behr One Coat Coverage #3
Conclusions From The Behr One Coat Coverage Guarantee
As of 8/25/2022, I am unaware of any acrylic or waterborne paint that covers anywhere as well as Behr Dynasty and Marquee. If your question is who has the best coverage, Behr Dynasty or Marquee is your answer.
Though some of these colors cover in one coat, which is impressive, some don’t.
I would factor two coats if I were painting over a satin sheen or shinier.
If I needed to paint a light color over a dark color, I would assume it would require two coats.
One final note: The brushing covered better than the rolling. For me, it has always been the reverse.
Behr One Coat Guarantee? Sometimes
One coat coverage
Cracked pepper over off white.
Etched glass over Cracked Peppercorn
Tranquil Gray Eggshell over different paint colors
Tranquil Gray Eggshell over white semi-gloss
Glass Sapphire over off-white flat