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Elite Shackster , HTS Moderator Emeritus
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Behr (Home Depot) usually says 300 to 500 sqft per gallon. I assume 300 sqft and measure accordingly.

If I'm even remotely close to using a full can, I get another one. $20 to $30 extra, but the color is mixed on the same machine at the same time (so a much better chance of all the cans being similar), plus no break to go to the store if you run out.

And ditto on the priming. Just got a few cans of Behr Ultra (primer + paint) for a bedroom and bath project in the coming weeks. It's really just super-sticky paint, but Consumer Reports loved it and it tested well.
 

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Elite Shackster , HTS Moderator Emeritus
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CR's report was lab testing, if I remember the article correctly. That being said, their methodology is not always without flaws. The Behr products that scored high, were the premium ones as well ($35 a gallon instead of $22)

Benjamin Moore makes great paints, and you can't go wrong with them. My only experience with them was good (easy to coat, only two coats instead of 3, etc). Definitely lays down better.
 
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