Drying & Recoating / Behr Paint

When will my paint dry

This is a difficult question to answer due to individual paint types and various environmental factors, and application of the paint itself. Below are the standard times of some of their products drying rates and also counting coating amounts.

If you're having problems please look at the FAQ below on this page as this may answer your queries or questions regarding application of the Behr product.








Bear Premium Plus Ultra Interior

  • Eggshell Enamel - 1 hour dry time, 2 hour recoating time
  • Flat Enamel - 1 hour dry time, 2 hour recoating time
  • Satin Enamel - 1 hour dry time, 2 hour recoating time
  • Semi-Gloss Enamel - 1 hour dry time, 1 hour recoating time
  • Ceiling Paint - Not stated


Bear Premium Plus Ultra Exterior

  • Semi-Gloss Enamel - 2 hour dry time, 4 hour recoating time
  • Satin Enamel - 2 hour dry time, 4 hour recoating time
  • Stanard Paint - 2 hour dry time, 4 hour recoating time

Common Questions

My paint will not dry, what should I do

Prevention is always better than cure, therefore to avoid this situation first test the paint wall clinches to the surface and dries at the correct rate. If you have already applied the paint then the room or area may suffer from high humidity therefore a de-humidifier may help your paint to dry. As a last resort you may have applied the paint too thickly and may have to scrape a certain amount off.

Can't you just tell me how long it pains will take to dry

As mentioned above there are many environmental factors and chemicals within the paint which will determine how fast the drying processes. The dry times stated on the manufacturer's website and this particular webpage or average estimations, it will depend upon the humility and the thickness of the paint. A tip many decorators use is to warm up the room which helps the driver and quicker.

I am getting roller markers on the wall what can I do to prevent this

It is more likely you are either rolling with too much paint or the role itself is far too dry. you can also add some Flotrol to the paint to help prevent this however you must be careful when adding this chemical.