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Behr 1-gal. Red Exterior Barn and Fence Paint

The BEHR 1-gal. Flat Barn and Fence Paint is a ready to use Barn Red finish with easy water clean-up It is a durable, advanced paint that combines the best features of oil and latex to resist mildew and UV damage for optimal color retention. The self-priming paint has superior adhesion, penetration and durability. It provides a film that is highly resistant to cracking, peeling, blistering, chalking, weathering and erosion. The livestock-safe finish offers excellent coverage and is designed to protect and beautify barns, fences and sheds.
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Can barn and fence paint be used as an interior paint?

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Matt
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February 28, 2012
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HD 116
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February 29, 2012
Greetings Matt,

My name is Tom, also known as HD116 at Home Depot's How to Community. I am here today answering a few product questions and saw yours.

It is not reccommended to use this product indoors for three reasons;
1) It has a much higher mildewcide content and as a result has a strong odor.
2) It is not as scrubbable as an Interior paint.
3) It is designed for an exterior application, so an interior paint will perform better indoors.

If you are not concerned about the above and can provide adequate ventilation, you could use it inside if you really wanted to. Bear in mind we can provide any color in an Interior paint.

Hope that helps.
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Behr
February 29, 2012
Dear Matt,

The BEHR Barn and Fence Paint is formulated for Exterior Wood Surfaces. This would include plywood, fences, siding and the like. It is not formulated for use on Dry Wall as a typical interior surface. If your question is about an Interior Wood Surface of a Barn made of Wood, then you should be OK.

Thanks for your inquiry!
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Could this barn and fence paint be used to repaint my home? The cedar siding is already red.

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Craig
Shoreline, WA
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March 26, 2012
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Designing Woman
Atlanta, GA
March 27, 2012
Thank you Craig for your question.

The oil-latex formula in the BEHR Red Barn & Fence Paint is self priming and provides excellent adhesion and durability. It can be used on your cedar siding. Prepare the surface first by cleaning to remove any mildew. Make sure that there is no loose or peeling paint. You can remove dirt by pressure washing (on a low setting) or gently scrubbing with a mild soap and water (this is the preferred method). Use two coats if tannin bleeding occurs. Closely follow the instructions listed on the can for best results.

Best wishes with your project.
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Behr
March 27, 2012
Dear Craig,

Though the Barn & Fence Paint is formulated for uncoated wood and could be used on siding as the Designing Woman response mentioned, we would recommend that you would use one of our BEHR Stain products that are specifically formulated for residential siding and come with customer satisfaction warranties for this purpose. The BEHR House and Fence Stain which has a 10 year warranty would be a good option or any of the BEHR Premium Weatherproofing Wood Stains which have warranties up to 25 years. Please be sure to use the BEHR Premium All In One Wood Cleaner to prep the wood prior to applying a stain. This prep product will transform the wood to its natural color which will improve the look of the stain color you select and will provide optimum adhesion. We do not recommend using a pressure washer as it can damage the wood.
 
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Can you use this on brick?

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June 4, 2012
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Designing Woman
Atlanta, GA
June 5, 2012
Hello Rinkguy and thank you for your question.

The BEHR 1 Gal. Red Barn & Fence Paint is designed for use on smooth or rough-sawn exterior vertical wood surfaces such as plywood, fences, shingles, shakes, siding and laminates. It is not intended for use on horizontal surfaces subject to foot traffic. The dry film will not harm livestock.

Behr has a tutorial on “How to Paint Brick” found here: http://www.behr.com/Behr/home#view=....

Best wishes on your project.
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Behr
June 5, 2012
Dear Rinkguy,

The Barn & Fence Paint is formulated for wood surfaces and not for brick. We would recommend the BEHR Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paint for this application.

Thank you for the inquiry!
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Can I use this paint for a new house with Hardyplank siding and how many coats should it take?

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Jane
north Georgia
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September 17, 2012
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Behr
September 19, 2012
Dear Jane,

We would recommend our Premium Solid Color Weatherproofing Wood Stain or our Solid Color House & Fence Wood Stain for siding. The Barn and Fence Paint is primarily formulated for wood and not siding materials. Please see HomeDepot.com for more information on these two products or your local Home Depot Store.

Thank you for the inquiry!
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The description says self-priming. Specification list says it needs primer. Which is it?

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Beth
Sanborn NY
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March 22, 2012
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Behr
March 22, 2012
Dear Beth,

The BEHR Barn & Fence Paint is Self-Priming on the most common wood types that are typically used for Barns & Fences like Pine. The exception would be that if the wood used was considered a "bleeding" wood like Redwood, Cedar or Cypress that contain water soluble extractives which may cause discoloration of white and pastel colors, you would need to prime these wood types with a product such as the BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® NO. 436 Exterior Multi-Surface Primer & Sealer to reduce these stains coming through prior to painting.

Thanks for your inquiry!
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answer 2
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Letab
Davenport, FL, USA
May 15, 2012
We didn't need a primer with this paint.
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answer 3
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camarow
October 16, 2012
I used the barn and fence white for a primer, for the price it is still cheaper than buying a separate primer
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Is this carried in your stores or just on line?

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Don
Shelton Washington
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March 6, 2013
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camarow
March 7, 2013
I had to order this item online, but I have been told some of the larger stores carry it in stock, I think shipping was free over $45.00 and I had the paint rather quickly
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wgdp
Georgia, USA
March 7, 2013
Only sold online. Am very happy with this product.
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Is this paint water based or oil based? Can it beused in a sprayer?

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KOE
Chestertown, New York
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August 13, 2012
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Behr
August 14, 2012
Hi Koe,

Thanks for your interest in our BEHR Barn & Fence Paint. The BEHR Barn & Fence paint is an Oil-Latex formula that has the durability and improved adhesion of an oil-base with the convenience of easy water clean-up. It can be applied with a 3/4" long nap roller or high quality airless sprayer.
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camarow
October 16, 2012
it is water based and cleans up very easily if you do not let it dry, I don't see any reason it would not work in a sprayer
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HMM10052012
Universal City, TX
March 13, 2013
It's water base, with water clean up. I used in both an airless sprayer and a spray gun hooked up to a air compressor, which I like better. I felt I wasted too much paint in the airless sprayer.
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Exterior barn and fence paint - Black?

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Andrea
Alcoa, TN
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May 16, 2013
I would like to have this product in black. Based off the excellent reviews, this appears to be what I am looking for. Is it made in black and is it made in 5 gallon buckets?
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May 16, 2013
Hi Andrea,
Unfortunately, this only comes in red and white. It is not offered in 5-gal buckets. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/cat...
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Behr
May 16, 2013
Hi Andrea,

Thanks for your interest in our Behr Barn & Fence Paint. The Barn & Fence Paint is only available in pre-mixed NO. 25 Barn Red and NO. 35 Barn White in 1 and 5 gallon containers. There are a variety of other Behr paints that can be tinted into black. Please refer to the Color Solution Center or Behr branded color cards at The Home Depot for product and color selection.
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camarow
May 20, 2013
I have only found the red and white in a single gallon, but honestly have not looked for any other colors or sizes
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Do I understand correctly that my Home Depot store can create a black color for my use from the Barn Red or White?

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Marcy
PA
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May 31, 2013
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Behr
May 31, 2013
Hi Marcy,

Thanks for your interest in our Behr Barn & Fence Paint. The Behr Barn & Fence Paint is only available in pre-mixed NO. 35 Barn White and NO. 25 Barn Red. There are a variety Behr paints that can be tinted into black. Please refer to the Color Solution Center or Behr branded color cards at The Home Depot for product and color selection.

Thank you.
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Does Home Depot sell the kind of paint sprayer (used with a compressor) that works well with this paint?

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Marcy
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May 31, 2013
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Behr
May 31, 2013
Hi Marcy,

Thanks for your interest in our Behr Barn & Fence Paint. The Barn & Fence Paint can be applied using an airless sprayer with a .015" tip. Please consult your local Home Depot store associate for an airless sprayer that meets the spray tip specification.

Thank you.
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Oil Based

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Bill
Loon Lake ,WA
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July 7, 2013
Can this paint be mixed with oil. To spray on fences
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Behr
July 8, 2013
Hi Bill,

Thanks for your interest in our Behr Barn & Fence Paint. Our Barn & Fence Paint is designed to be sprayed through an airless sprayer with a .015" tip. You are not required to add oil solvents. Please refer to the product label for proper preparation and application instructions.

Thanks,

The Behr Team
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can this be used on iron gates?

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renee
new rochelle
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June 20, 2013
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Behr
June 20, 2013
Hi Renee,

Thanks for your interest in our Behr Barn & Fence Paint. The Barn & Fence is suitable for vertical wood type surfaces only. There are a variety Behr paints that can be used on iron gates. Please visit The Home Depot or go online to search for a suitable Behr product. Listed are a few Behr branded products we recommend;

Behr Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel
Behr Oil-Base Semi-Gloss Enamel
Behr Premium Plus Exterior Paints
Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Paint & Primer in One
Behr Marquee Exterior Paint & Primer

Please refer to the product label for proper preparation and application instructions.
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duckiewhomp
Seattle, WA, USA
September 2, 2013
Hi Renee. I'd probably not use this on iron gates because it's formulated more for wood or brick. If you're looking to paint iron, look for a product specifically for metal (often called "enamel") and use a good primer made for metal, too. Good luck on your project!
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How many square feet of coverage per gallon?

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Jim
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August 26, 2012
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Behr
August 27, 2012
Dear Jim,

Our Barn & Fence Paint will cover 200-250 sq. ft per gallon on rough surfaces and 400-500 sq. ft per gallon on smooth surfaces.

Thank you for the inquiry!
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duckiewhomp
September 2, 2013
The specs on the paint can say between 250-450 sq ft per gallon, but I got an easy 400 from a half gallon. I was using a 1/2" nap roller onto a primed smooth wood surface.
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is this paint available in California

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FLUFFY
California
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April 14, 2014
Does not ship to California Alaska....
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THDCustomerSupport
April 17, 2014
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Unfortunately, this item is not available to be shipped or stocked in the state of California. However, we do offer alternative models that may suit your needs. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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Why won't you ship this to my store?

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Rick
Cleveland, Ohio
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April 21, 2014
Why is this item only sold online or shipped to my house? Why won't HD order it for me to pick up at my store?
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THDCustomerSupport
April 23, 2014
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. To determine whether an item qualifies for free shipping to the store you will need to localize the item online by using a zip code. If the item qualifies, after you add the item to your cart, the option to pick up in store will populate. If you have any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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Does this paint come in 5 gal. buckets? and whats the price?

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May 3, 2012
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May 5, 2012
Hello Valued Home Depot Customer,
Thanks for your question and interest in this item. This item is not available in a 5 gallon bucket. You may contact the local store in your area. They may have this item or something similar in stock to fulfill your request. To locate a store near you, please click on the “store locator” found at the top of each page. If you have any further questions, please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time daily.
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WhiteOakStables
July 17, 2014
Yes it's available in 5 gallon buckets here for $67 but you have to pick it up in store: http://www.homedepot.com/p/BEHR-5-gal-Red-Exterior-Barn-and-Fence-Paint-2505/100135247
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Is there any way to get a color sample of this paint since it is not carried in stores?

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Stevo
Woodbury, MN
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August 1, 2014
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Behr
August 1, 2014
Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your question on Behr Barn and Fence Paint. While it is not possible to obtain a sample of the actual Behr Barn and Fence paint since it is not offered in your local store, we can offer a work around. You can purchase a Behr color sample tinted to "Barn Red" which will be representative of what the color would look like. The color decision can be made this way and then you can order your paint on The Home Depot's website.

Thank you and good luck with your project!
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Can this paint be used over existing exterior latex paint without a primer?

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stan
baton rouge, la.
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August 1, 2014
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JosephHDATL
Atlanta GA
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
August 2, 2014
As long as the existing surface is clean and free of debris and the paint is in good shape, then this Barn and Fence Paint can and will go over it.

Joseph
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Behr
August 5, 2014
Dear Stan,

Thank you for your question regarding Behr Exterior Barn and Fence Paint. If the surface is in good condition, you can apply directly over it when clean and dry. If the latex or oil-based finish has started to crack, peel, or flake, use a product such as Behr Premium No. 64 Wood Stain & Finish Stripper on wood to remove the coating. Be sure to rinse thoroughly when done. Follow with a product such as Behr Premium No. 63 All-In-One Wood Cleaner. Scrub, rinse, and allow to dry completely when done. Any bare or exposed Redwood, Cedar, Cypress and other “bleeding” woods contain water soluble extractives which may cause discoloration of white and pastel colors; therefore prime the above type woods with one coat of a product such as BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® NO. 436 Exterior Multi-Surface Primer & Sealer to reduce these stains. Once the surface is properly prepared, clean and dry, it is ready for Behr Exterior Barn and Fence Paint.

Thank you and good luck with your project!
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