BEHR® COPPER FORCE Interior Eggshell Enamel

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COPPER FORCE™ Interior Eggshell Enamel Paint is an EPA-registered virucidal† and antibacterial‡ interior paint & primer. Our breakthrough formula harnesses copper’s antimicrobial properties, not just inhibiting the growth of common microbes, but actually killing 99.9% of viruses† and bacteria‡ on the painted surface within two hours of exposure and lasts for up to six years. This product provides durability and is ideal for use in high-traffic, high-touch indoor environments in residential settings.

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†SARS-CoV-2 and Feline calicivirus (EPA proxy for human noroviruses)
‡Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

A primer coat may be needed on some surfaces. See back label for details.

1 gal can of Copper Force Interior Paint, eggshell enamel


An eggshell enamel sheen has a soft, velvety appearance that resist dirt and grime, as well as mildew.

Best For Use In

Moderate-traffic areas


250-400 Sq Ft per Gallon

  • IF IN EYES: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice.
  • IF ON SKIN: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.
  • IF SWALLOWED: Call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have a person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a poison control center or doctor. Do not give anything to an unconscious person. Have the product container label with you when calling a Poison Control Center or doctor or going for treatment. For emergency information concerning this product, call the National Pesticides Information Center at 1-800-858-7378, 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM Pacific time (PT), seven days a week. During other times, call the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.


This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Do not apply directly to lakes, streams, ponds, estuaries, oceans or other waters by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes. Dispose of paint debris in an approved landfill. Do not discharge effluent containing this product into lakes, streams, ponds, estuaries, oceans or other waters unless in accordance with the requirements of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and the permitting authority has been notified in writing prior to discharge. Do not discharge effluent containing this product to sewer systems without previously notifying the local sewage treatment plant authority. For guidance, contact your State Water Board or Regional Office of the EPA.

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  • All surfaces should be clean, free of dust, chalk, oil, grease, wax, polish, mold and mildew stains, loose and peeling paint, rust, and all other foreign substances. Scuff sand glossy surfaces and repair imperfections. Allow new concrete, plaster and masonry to cure for 30 days before painting.
  • Although this product is a paint & primer (self-priming — first coat is the primer and the second coat is the finish) over most properly prepared surfaces, certain substrate and exposure conditions, as well as project requirements, may necessitate the use of substrate-specific or solution-driven primers.

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  • For best results, apply when air, material and surface temperatures are between 50°F and 90°F.
  • Stir paint occasionally. Intermix containers of same product to ensure color and sheen uniformity. 
  • Do not thin. Product is formulated at package consistency.
  • Apply two coats by brush (nylon/polyester), roller (3/8" – 1/2" nap) or airless sprayer (.015" – .019" spray tip) at a coverage of 250 – 400 sq ft per gallon. Coverage depends on application method and substrate porosity. Certain colors may require additional coats for complete hide.
  • Dries to touch in 1 hour; recoat after 2 hours @ 77°F and 50% RH. Drying and recoat times are dependent on temperature, humidity and film thickness.
  • Clean all tools and equipment with soap and water.

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  • Periodic cleaning to remove dirt and stains is necessary for good sanitization and to assure the effective virucidal and antibacterial performance of the surface. Cleaning does not reduce the virucidal and antibacterial performance of the painted surface. To ensure continuous protection, repaint surface if film becomes damaged (peeled, cracked, etc.) or if paint becomes covered with oils, grease, wax, other paints and other foreign substances; or within 6 years.
  • Proper Surface Care and Use: The use of an antimicrobial treated surface is a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices, including those practices related to cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces. The painted surface material has been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but does not necessarily prevent cross contamination.
  • Cleaning Directions: Cleaning agents typically used on painted surfaces are acceptable. The appropriate cleaning agent depends on the type of soiling and the measure of sanitization required. The best way to wash painted surfaces is to use a soft damp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent solution (a small amount of dishwashing liquid in water). Gently wipe the soiled area (using the least amount of pressure) until the stain is removed. Allow the cleaning solution to do the work. Do not scrub the surface as this can actually cause the stain to spread. Rinse surface with clean water. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleansers or pads, which can scratch, burnish or damage the paint film. Consider using BEHR SWIPES Interior Wall Wipes for removing stubborn stains, such as lipstick and crayon.

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  • Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage and disposal.
  • STORAGE: Store away from food and pet food. Open dumping is prohibited. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not transfer contents to other containers. Protect containers from extreme heat and cold.
  • DISPOSAL and CONTAINER HANDLING: Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. If empty: Place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain. Waste resulting from the use of this product may be disposed of on site or at an approved waste disposal facility.

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For six years from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation warrants to the original consumer purchaser, (1) that the product meets Behr Process Corporation’s manufacturing specifications, and (2) the performance of this product when applied according to the label instructions and specifications. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. This warranty excludes (1) labor and costs of labor for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. To the extent permitted by applicable law, any implied warranties including the implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this express warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.