Ben interior offers easy, smooth, self-priming application with extended open time and spatter resistance in every sheen—matte, eggshell, satin/pearl, and semi-gloss. This user-friendly paint also delivers the sought-after premium quality of Benjamin Moore. And ben has been shown to deliver better applied hide rating than a leading competitor, on comparable sheens in one or two coats.
- Smooth and easy application
- Easy touch‐up and clean‐up
- Extended open time
- Excellent hide
- Scuff resistant
- Zero VOC, Low Odor
- New or previously painted wallboard
- Wallpapered surfaces
- Primed or previously painted plaster
- New or coated acoustical ceilings
Spread Rate Per Gallon: 400 – 450 Sq. Ft
- To Touch: 1 hours
- To Recoat: 2 hours
Primer Systems: ben® Premium Acrylic Paint & Primer, Eggshell Finish is self‐priming on most surfaces. It will act as its own primer, providing the optimal foundation for the subsequent finish coat. On bare substrates two coats are required; previously painted surfaces can be finished with 1 or 2 coats. While the high quality of our products sometimes makes one‐coat coverage achievable, Benjamin Moore recommends two coats of this product to achieve full color development and to maximize paint film performance.
Surface Preparation: Surfaces to be painted must be clean, dry, and free of dirt, dust, grease, oil, soap, wax, scaling paint, water soluble materials, and mildew. Remove any peeling or scaling paint and sand these areas to feather edges smooth with adjacent surfaces. Glossy areas should be dulled. Drywall surfaces must be free of sanding dust.
New plaster or masonry surfaces must be allowed to cure (30 days) before applying base coat. Cured plaster should be hard, have a slight sheen and maximum pH of 10; soft, porous or powdery plaster indicates improper cure. Never sand a plastersurface; knife off any protrusions and prime plaster before and after applying patching compound. Poured or pre‐cast concrete with a very smooth surface should be etched or abraded to promote adhesion after removing all form release agents and curing compounds. Remove any powder or loose particles before priming.
Difficult Substrates: Benjamin Moore offers a variety of specialty primers for use over difficult substrates such as plaster, bleeding woods, grease stains, crayon markings, hard glossy surfaces, galvanized metal or other substrates where paint adhesion or stain suppression is a particular problem. Your Benjamin Moore® retailer or architectural representative can recommend the right problem‐solving primer for your special needs.
Application: Stir thoroughly before and during use. Apply 1 – 2 coats. Use the same brushing techniques as you would for any zero‐VOC interior coating. For best results, use a premium nylon/polyester brush and premium roller. Apply paint generously from unpainted area into wet area. Avoid lap marks by maintaining a wet edge.
Brush: Nylon / polyester
Roller: Premium Quality
- Pressure / 1,500 – 2,500 PSI
- Tip / 0.013 – 0.017
Compliance & Certifications
- OTC II
- Eligible for LEED® v4
- CDPH Emissions Certified
- Qualifies for CHPS low emitting credit (Collaborative for High Performance Schools)
- Benjamin Moore’s Green Promise®
- This Benjamin Moore® product has been tested by independent third parties and meets or exceeds the published chemical restriction and performance criteria of the Green Seal™ GS‐11 2015 standard.
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