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BEHR Premium 5-gal. Elastomeric Masonry, Stucco and Brick Paint

An exterior, Flexible high-build coating designed to expand and contract, bridging hairline cracks in vertical masonry surfaces. This extremely durable, mildew and dirt resistant waterproofing paint has superior elasticity and elongation properties, stretches up to 600%. Available in White and 63 custom tinted colors.
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What type of primer is required for Behr Elastomeric Paint?

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LCG
Miami Florida
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December 20, 2011
Is Kilz Premium okay or is a special primer required? Could you mix Flood E-B Emulsa Bond in the elastomeric paint for the first coat instead of buying a separate primer? If it is possible, is it a good idea or unnecessary and more expensive than needed for good adhesion and mildew resistance?
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SeaRay45DB
Philadelphia
August 26, 2012
1st, what did the HD guys say at the paint counter? I would not mix Kilz with anything. I did not prime when using mine. Didnt need to, called Behr. I would just call Behr, there number is on the back of the can. Then you know for sure,
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Arvik
Roebling NJ
June 27, 2013
I have used this elastomeric on both new stucco and older (30 years) poured-in-place vertical concrete walls. No primer, no problem. Am buying more to coat the stuccoed base of a large statue in a cemetery.
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Behr
December 21, 2011
Dear LCG,

Thanks for your inquiry on our BEHR Elastomeric Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paint. We recommend that you prime all uncoated, patched, chalky, wood and or metal surfaces with a product such as BEHR Premium Plus NO. 436 Exterior Multi-Surface Primer & Sealer. In regards to the Kilz Premium Primer, please check the product's label instructions to see if this product would apply to your particular substrate and situation. We would not recommend mixing in the Flood E-B Emulsa Bond as this would likely void the warranty of our product. For more information on this and other BEHR products, please go to BEHR.com. If you have more detailed questions, please call or email a BEHR Technical Support Specialist at webtechserv@behr.com or Ph# 800-854-0133 Ext. 2.
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How much area will a 5 gal of elastomeric paint cover?

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akeim1
merritt islanf
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January 16, 2012
I have 1250 sq ft... how many gallons do I need to purchase?
I also see painters experienced in painting with this product posting in the reviews....does home depot recommend any local painters?
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SeaRay45DB
Philadelphia
August 26, 2012
Depends, how are you putting it on? I would not hesitiate putting it on. I never used it before I did my house, the local HD paint guru told me how to put it on. Was no big deal. Recommend spraying. You have to backroll it in.
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Behr
January 18, 2012
Dear Akeim1,

Thanks for your inquiry on our BEHR Elastomeric Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paint. A 5 gallon container of this product will cover between 375 - 625 square feet depending on how porous the surface. Please keep in mind that 2 coats are required for this product. So for 1250 sq. feet with 2 coats, you would need between 4 and 7 five gallon containers. Please check with your local Home Depot store for recommendations on a local painter.
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Is it only recomended to roll this paint or can it be sprayed ?

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Flipper
Hudson,Fl
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June 17, 2012
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SeaRay45DB
Philadelphia
August 26, 2012
Yes. You need a good airless sprayer. I have a Graco Pro x-9. Two hundred bucks cheaper at HD than the other guys. When using elsatomeric, running mineral spirits through the sprayer after flushing is important. If not, you will get clogging.
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Behr
June 18, 2012
Dear Flipper,

This Elastomeric product can be rolled or sprayed with an airless sprayer using a .025-.029" spray tip. Below are the application instructions.

APPLICATION: DO NOT THIN. Intermix all cans of same product to ensure color uniformity. Stir paint before and occasionally during application. Use product when air and surface temperature are 50-90˚F (10-32˚C). Do not use if rain or heavy dew is expected within 24 hours. Apply using a high quality 1 1/4” nap roller, nylon/polyester brush or airless sprayer (.025"-.029" spray tip). A second coat must be applied at the same spread rate as the first. A third coat may be required to achieve a final dry mil thickness of about 10-15 mils. If airless spraying, use equipment with a minimum of 2500 PSI at the tip. Maintain a wet edge to avoid lap marks. Do not re-spread or re-work paint.

Thank you for the inquiry!
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Are all colors in the Behr brochure available at HD?

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Tony
Washington DC
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April 4, 2013
I went to my closest HD this afternoon and tried to get a gallon of this product in the color Sandstone (MS-43 per Behr brochure). The counter guy gave me Sandstone Beige (MS-41), when I told him that was the wrong color he told me that MS-43 was only available for the other Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paint but not for the Elastomeric type. I refused to believe that, if that's the case the Behr chart color brochure is inaccurate. How can I get the Elastomeric Masonry Stucco & Brick Paint in the MS-43/Sandstone color?
 
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Behr
April 5, 2013
Hi Tony,

Thanks for your interest in our Behr Premium Elastomeric Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paint. Your preferred color MS-43 Sandstone is available in Elastomeric Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paint however it requires a Deep Base to tint. If your store does not currently stock the Deep Base Elastomeric Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paint, it can be special ordered. Thanks again and good luck on your project.
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answer 2
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Arvik
Roebling NJ
June 27, 2013
It's possible that some tints are incompatible with the elastic compound in the elastomeric paint.
Go to the source: do an online search for Behr or get their phone number from a can of product. Ask them your question. That way you eliminate the counter guy and a possibly incorrect color chart.
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I am looking for a short term fix for small rusted holes through a corrugated metal carport roof cover at a condominium. Will this paint work?

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BAF
Nashville, TN
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April 22, 2013
I tried to price this paint, but it is not available at our Home Depot store. Can this paint be shipped to me? What is the suggested retail price? Which patch kit is recommended?
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Behr
April 22, 2013
Hi BAF,

Thanks for your interest in our Behr Premium Elastomeric Stucco, Masonry & Brick Paint. Our Elastomeric paint can be used on a corrugated metal surfaces, however you must properly prep prior to application. Since the substrate has rust stains present, you must clean thoroughly and treat the area with an Elastomeric patching compound. Follow with the Behr Premium NO. 436 Multi-Surface Primer & Sealer. Please follow all label instructions.

Thank you.
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almanac
Jacksonville, FL, USA
April 22, 2013
Rust is Rust all you can do is slow it down.held the first set of a naval jelly filled slow it down and then you can paint
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I have my painter applied this elastomeric on my stucco and it has been 3 days and still not dry yet. It is kind sticky.

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Tro
Poway Ca.
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July 12, 2013
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Jay_HD_CHI
July 12, 2013
Hi there Tro,

Sorry about the issues with the paint. On average, this paint takes 4-6 hrs. to dry.

There are a couple of factors that could interfere with the paints drying:
This paint should not be thinned out
It needs to be applied between 50-90°
It cannot rain within 24 hours of applying your first coat
A second coat should be applied 24 hrs. after the first, with the same spread rate
Dry times can be effected by high humidity or low temps
Can take upwards of 2 weeks to cure

- Jay
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answer 2
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Behr
July 12, 2013
Hi Tro,

Thanks for using our Behr Premium Elastomeric Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paint. We are sorry to hear about your situation. Our Elastomeric Paint is formulated to dry to touch within 4 - 6 hours. There are a few factors you should consider that maybe contributing to the situation (not dry, sticky finish).

1. What color was this paint tinted too? If this was a color from the Behr Premium Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paint color card, it should have a color name/number and exact formula. However if this was a custom matched color, it could be possible for an incorrect color formula where too much colorant was added. Excess colorant could extend dry time.

2. Did you apply according to the specified spread rate of 75 - 125 sq. ft gallon with two coats? If Elastomeric Paint is over applied, longer dry time is needed.

3. Did you allow up to 24 hours dry time between coats? If the second coat is applied too soon, longer dry time is needed.

4. Darker colors may require more dry time.

5. Was high amounts of moisture or dew present during application or dry time? Moisture and dew will extend the dry time.

6. Was the air and surface temperature during application and dry time below 50 degrees F? Extremely low temperatures will extend the dry time.

Recommendation: Please continue to allow the surface to dry for a few more days. If it continues to feel not dry or sticky, please contact our Behr Customer Service for further assistance (toll free number shown on the product label).
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Where can I look at the color chart of Behr Stucco and Brick Elastomeric?

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Tommy
Biloxi
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November 10, 2012
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Behr
November 12, 2012
Dear Tommy,

Your local Home Depot store will carry the "Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paints" color card for this product. You have your choice of 90 custom colors and computerized color matching.

Thank you for posting the question!
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Wll this product work with Ryobi ProTip Reversible 515?

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dpreah
Long Beach, Ca
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October 14, 2013
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Behr
October 16, 2013
Hi dpreah,

Thank you for your interest in our BEHR Premium Elastomeric Masonry, Stucco and Brick Paint. This paint can be applied with an airless sprayer using a .025" - .029" spray tip with a minimum of 2500 PSI at the tip. If the Ryobi Pro Tip satisfies these conditions, then it can be used for application.
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I've read that when applying an elastomeric with a sprayer its best to backroll. Is that a good practice with this product?

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Dave
Arizona
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November 6, 2013
If you backroll after spraying, I assume the elastomeric must still be quite wet. Correct?
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Behr
November 6, 2013
Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your interest in our BEHR Premium Elastomeric Masonry, Stucco and Brick Paint. This product does not require backrolling after sprayer application.
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can I use it to paint James Hardie cement board as well as stucco?

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mimi
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March 16, 2014
my house has both cement board and stucco on exterior. I want them to be paint in the same color.
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Behr
March 20, 2014
Hi mimi,

Thank you for your interest in our Behr Premium Elasomeric Masonry, Stucco and Brick Paint. This product can be used on both exterior stucco and exterior cement boards. Please follow all manufacturer's directions to ensure proper surface preparation and application instructions. Good luck with your project!
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