This is just a product review – I am not getting paid for this post.
Last year I started noticing that our house was looking a little shabby. It happens – maybe the color has been on the house for so long and has lost its luster, or I just got tired of it. Maybe both! Anyway, sometimes you just need a change. The problem was – last year we were busy moving a garden, prepping the duck house, putting up fences, not to mention my medical problems, working full time, homeschooling, and then finding out I was losing my job. Sheesh, just reading that makes me tried and gives me a headache.
The good thing is this year – even though I am just a busy – painting the house was at the top of the to-do list. So when the time came to start preparing for it I started researching, I knew I wanted to use Behr paint. I have used them for years and I like it. So while I was looking and pricing I came upon Behr e600 paint. The price was much cheaper, which stopped me and made me take notice. A 5 gallon bucket was $126 compared to a 5 gallon at $196. Seventy bucks is nothing to scoff at, especially when you are on a budget!
My problem came when I couldn’t find hardly any reviews of the product. I didn’t want to take it straight from the company, I wanted to know how Joe Blow from Anywhere liked the paint. The problem was I couldn’t find many 3rd party reviews.
So, after some thought I figured what the heck. The only thing I could find different between the two were the type of paint. Regular Behr is enamel based, which means it is oil based. The e600 is acrylic, so it is chemical based. And FYI latex paint is water based.
What did I think?
I assume being chemical based is the reason for my only problem with the paint. It is a bit stinky – paint in general isn’t all that great smelling but I did notice a little extra umph in that area. To combat it, I just opened the paint outside – in a well-ventilated area and didn’t linger over the bucket.
If you were painting inside, I would say to just make sure the room has good ventilation before you start.
So, what is good about the paint? The first thing I noticed was the coverage. I covered everything with a light coat and honestly, I probably could have left it. The coverage was great. I did apply a thicker second coat with a roller for a little extra protection. – I actually ended up using a lot less than I did 10 years ago when I used a different brand, and I actually had more to paint since we now have a 4-season porch. The other thing I noticed was that it was a lot easier to clean up – it took about 1/2 the time.
How has it lasted?
So far so good. I will note that we have had it on the house about a week, but it seems to be good. I haven’t noticed any areas that seem to be barely covered. Also, if you read my Morning Chat 6/20/22 – you will know that we had a pretty bad hailstorm this last weekend. Anyway, with the way our house is situated we have 1 wall that took a direct hit from the nickel sized hail that rained down. The hail gave our bodies and plants in the garden some trouble, but the paint seemed to hold up well. No nicks, which made me happy.
I hope this helps you!