Glidden® Essentials Interior Paint

Glidden® Essentials™ Interior Paint is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 134.
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Glidden® Essentials™ interior paint is a budget-friendly solution for repainting primed or painted walls a similar color, painting between tenants, or for quickly and simply refreshing a room. Glidden Essentials interior paint matches outstanding value with ease of application – a smart combination for any painter. With Low VOCs and Low Odor, this product is a great solution for anyone looking for the perfect paint when a paint + primer isn't needed.

Sheens: Flat, Eggshell, Semi-Gloss
Sheens:
This product is available in the sheens listed. Available options are listed from least shiny to most shiny. For help selecting which options is right for you search "sheen guide"
Sizes: 1 Gal, 5 Gal
Sizes:
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Benefits

Good hide & Coverage

Does a nice job covering up that last paint job from the previous owner or refreshing a room that could use a lift.

Low VOC, Low Odor.

Paint your room and get it back in action before you know it.

Scrubable & Washable Finish

Spills or spalshes? Get the right balance of scrubbing and washing needed for every day traffic.

Details

Area Preparation:

Surfaces to be coated must be clean and dry. Remove all loose, peeling paint, dirt, grease, and any other surface contaminants. Putty all nail holes and caulk all cracks and open seams. Sand all glossy, rough and patched surfaces. Prime all bare wood, drywall, plaster, masonry, metal and porous surfaces with the appropriate primer.

WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust or fumes. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST OR FUMES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a properly fitted NIOSH-approved respirator and prevent skin contact to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the USEPA National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead. In Canada contact a regional Health Canada office. Follow these instructions to control exposure to other hazardous substances that may be released during surface preparation.

FERROUS METAL: The surface must be cleaned thoroughly to remove any dust, rust, and surface contaminants, and then primed.

GYPSUM WALLBOARD-DRYWALL: Nails or screws should be countersunk, and they along with any indentations should be mudded flush
with the surface, sanded smooth and cleaned to remove any dust, then prime prior to painting the substrate.

MASONRY: New masonry should cure for at least 30 days and preferably 90 days prior to priming and painting. The pH of the substrate must be less than 10 before priming with an alkali resistant primer.

PLASTER: Plaster, hardcoat, skim coat, or other alkaline surfaces should be allowed to cure for at least 30 days prior to priming with an alkali resistant primer.

WOOD: Unpainted wood or wood in poor condition should be sanded smooth, wiped clean, then primed. Any knots or resinous areas must be primed before painting. Countersink all nails, putty flush with surface, then prime.

Application:

Stir thoroughly. When using more than one container of the same color, intermix to ensure color uniformity. Apply when air, product and surface temperatures are 50°F (10°C) or above.
Application Equipment: Apply with a high quality brush, roller or by airless spray equipment.
Airless Spray: For spray application use tip 0.015” - 0.017”
Spray equipment must be handled with due care and in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendation. High-pressure injection of coat- ings into the skin by airless equipment may cause serious injury.
Brush: Polyester/Nylon Brush Roller: 3/8” - 1/2” nap roller cover Thinning: Thinning is not required.

Application Temperature:

Material: 50 to 90°F 10 to 32°C Ambient: 50 to 90°F 10 to 32°C Substrate: 50 to 90°F 10 to 32°C

Drying Time:

Dry time @ 77°F (25°C); 50% relative humidity
To Touch: 30 minutes
To Recoat: 2 hours
Drying times listed may vary depending on temperature, humidity, film build, color, and air movement.

Coverage:

Apply at 300 - 400 sq. ft./gal. (28 to 37 sq. meters) per U.S. gallon (3.78 L) on primed, smooth, nonporous surfaces. Wet Film Thickness: 4.0-5.3 mils Wet Microns: 102-135
Dry Film Thickness: 1.5-2.0 mils
Dry Microns: 38-50
Coverage figures do not include loss due to surface irregularities and porosity or material loss due to application method or mixing

Cleanup: 

Clean hands and tools with warm, soapy water.

Recommended Substrates:

Gypsum Wallboard
Drywall
Masonry
Ferrous Metal
Plaster Wood

Warning: 

Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.

Reviews & Questions

Reviews and Ratings
Questions and Answers
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy application, one coat, smooth coverage The paint rolled on smoothly, evenly, and dried fairly quickly. I will use it again.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked great this as for a smal pantry brightened and lightened it up .Just wonderful great easy clean up.Woud buy again
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One coat does it all !! I applied 1 coat to cover my walls, which were a darker shade and all it took was the 1 coat to look amazing. Made my wife very happy and as we married men like to say; "A HAPPY WIFE IS A HAPPY LIFE "
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product This paint exceeded our expectations and was very reasonably priced.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved the paint color!!!!!! Painted gramas room loved the paint color excellent choice!!!
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Price & Great Paint Great paint, I've used the product before. It holds up & has a great finish.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised! I was a Behr paint buyer for years. I had picked a Glidden color and the store's color match was broken. I had to have the paint that day, so I reluctantly got the Glidden. Right at check out I liked that the price was lower than Behr. Once I applied to the walls, I realized this paint was AWESOME! I only had to do one coat and it went on so smooth. My last two gallons were Glidden too. I'm converting to Glidden from now on. I chose a dark shade and a light one and both are great. THANKS GLIDDEN!!!
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT This product was great at bringing our 1924 farm home back to its true glory.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the price Covered well. It did what we needed it to do! We would buy it again.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent coverage on plaster Used this after extensive plaster repair in my kitchen with antique white and midnight storm, looks great and the thick coverage helped cover the imperfections we all are familiar with when it comes to plaster!!
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product definitely meets the need I ran out of paint and ran to the store to get a match. Glidden Essentials was a perfect blend, smooth and easy to apply while providing great coverage. Store clerk was knowledgeable and helped with the selection and gave me a perfect color match.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth finish and durable Painted our daughters bedroom with Glidden essentials eggshell paint. The paint provided even coverage and was beautiful. It has held up to all of the abuse of a two year old and is easy to clean.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great great paint I love to paint so I painted my daughters room it came out awsome
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Use This product adhered to the roller and was easy to recoat already painted walls. The product covered the old paint and it flowed on easily with no drips and was a joy to use.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from THIS PRODUCT DOES WHAT IT SAYS EASY TO APPLY. DRIES QUICKLY. SINGLE COAT WORKED. USED THE EXTRA TO PAINT A HALLWAY.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Went On Like A Dream & Looks Beautiful! Best news? Juse one coat did the trick! We painted our living room, dining room, hallway, and front room top to bottom using this great Glidden paint to take care of the light gray walls. I definitely recommend Glidden.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Application is Great! Excellent product. We had a few rooms to paint, and we tried this in one of the smaller rooms to see how it would cover first. Needless to say, that for the price, this is definitely a price performer! Excellent coverage, very good texture and it transitioned very well. No need for more than one coat in our test room, so we decided to put on in the rest of the house. It seems to have a good finish, and am hoping to get numerous years wear out of it.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy with the product Hello Glidden, Always used your paint to redo my rooms every somewhat 4 yrs. this time around the cantaloupe orange came out really well with the eggshell. I did have to do 2 quotes and run to the home depot to get the right shade. The paint changed color or didnt mix well - wasnt sure. but i got it done. Overall great job.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every Woman's Dream Man Cave Yes, that's right. We painted our laundry room and it is awesome. It is every woman's dream because my husband is in charge of the laundry so we call it his man cave. The paint went on so smoothly, that we were amazed to find none of the usual "holidays" that we normally have. This is an economical and effective product if you just want to spruce things up. I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint at a great price We're in the process of moving into our new house and have a lot of painting to do. We purchased this paint because of the price with hopes it would do the job. We were very pleased with how well it when on and covered the paint below. It was definitely worth every penny we spent.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from paint is smooth Goes on smooth and drys fast for a quick and efficient job.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks amazing Great product for the price ! Goes on smooth and drys exactly the way it is suppose to.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Paint covered up with one coat. Paint went on easy and dried fast
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good paint for less money Repainted my daughters bedroom for my granddaughter painted a light gray compared to a soft yellow. looked fantastic and covered well, with two coats. Much cheaper in price with good coverage.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easiest Job Ever This paint has the best one coat coverage. Goes on easy and quick. Loved the end result and cleanup was easy. Glidden paints and products are always at the top of my list.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is excellent Used for painting kitchen cabinets, went on smoothly and brightened everything.....
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers great Love this paint. It covers great and many color choices .
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great coverage Renovating a 30 year old house, used this paint for the master bedroom. Used two coats as walls were very dry and green in color. The walls look beautiful with great coverage and color. Would recommend highly.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Freshly painted shelving Completed a shelving and organizing system in the garage and finished it off with some fresh new paint. Came out beautifully.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and No Drip The interior paint was awesome. It's easy to use. Clean up is easy. There wasn't a mess. I would recommend it to friends and family. I will purchase again.
Date published: 2016-09-23
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Glidden® Essentials™ Interior Paint is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 134.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy application, one coat, smooth coverage The paint rolled on smoothly, evenly, and dried fairly quickly. I will use it again.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked great this as for a smal pantry brightened and lightened it up .Just wonderful great easy clean up.Woud buy again
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One coat does it all !! I applied 1 coat to cover my walls, which were a darker shade and all it took was the 1 coat to look amazing. Made my wife very happy and as we married men like to say; "A HAPPY WIFE IS A HAPPY LIFE "
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product This paint exceeded our expectations and was very reasonably priced.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved the paint color!!!!!! Painted gramas room loved the paint color excellent choice!!!
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Price & Great Paint Great paint, I've used the product before. It holds up & has a great finish.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised! I was a Behr paint buyer for years. I had picked a Glidden color and the store's color match was broken. I had to have the paint that day, so I reluctantly got the Glidden. Right at check out I liked that the price was lower than Behr. Once I applied to the walls, I realized this paint was AWESOME! I only had to do one coat and it went on so smooth. My last two gallons were Glidden too. I'm converting to Glidden from now on. I chose a dark shade and a light one and both are great. THANKS GLIDDEN!!!
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT This product was great at bringing our 1924 farm home back to its true glory.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the price Covered well. It did what we needed it to do! We would buy it again.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent coverage on plaster Used this after extensive plaster repair in my kitchen with antique white and midnight storm, looks great and the thick coverage helped cover the imperfections we all are familiar with when it comes to plaster!!
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product definitely meets the need I ran out of paint and ran to the store to get a match. Glidden Essentials was a perfect blend, smooth and easy to apply while providing great coverage. Store clerk was knowledgeable and helped with the selection and gave me a perfect color match.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth finish and durable Painted our daughters bedroom with Glidden essentials eggshell paint. The paint provided even coverage and was beautiful. It has held up to all of the abuse of a two year old and is easy to clean.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great great paint I love to paint so I painted my daughters room it came out awsome
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Use This product adhered to the roller and was easy to recoat already painted walls. The product covered the old paint and it flowed on easily with no drips and was a joy to use.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from THIS PRODUCT DOES WHAT IT SAYS EASY TO APPLY. DRIES QUICKLY. SINGLE COAT WORKED. USED THE EXTRA TO PAINT A HALLWAY.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Went On Like A Dream & Looks Beautiful! Best news? Juse one coat did the trick! We painted our living room, dining room, hallway, and front room top to bottom using this great Glidden paint to take care of the light gray walls. I definitely recommend Glidden.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Application is Great! Excellent product. We had a few rooms to paint, and we tried this in one of the smaller rooms to see how it would cover first. Needless to say, that for the price, this is definitely a price performer! Excellent coverage, very good texture and it transitioned very well. No need for more than one coat in our test room, so we decided to put on in the rest of the house. It seems to have a good finish, and am hoping to get numerous years wear out of it.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy with the product Hello Glidden, Always used your paint to redo my rooms every somewhat 4 yrs. this time around the cantaloupe orange came out really well with the eggshell. I did have to do 2 quotes and run to the home depot to get the right shade. The paint changed color or didnt mix well - wasnt sure. but i got it done. Overall great job.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every Woman's Dream Man Cave Yes, that's right. We painted our laundry room and it is awesome. It is every woman's dream because my husband is in charge of the laundry so we call it his man cave. The paint went on so smoothly, that we were amazed to find none of the usual "holidays" that we normally have. This is an economical and effective product if you just want to spruce things up. I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint at a great price We're in the process of moving into our new house and have a lot of painting to do. We purchased this paint because of the price with hopes it would do the job. We were very pleased with how well it when on and covered the paint below. It was definitely worth every penny we spent.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from paint is smooth Goes on smooth and drys fast for a quick and efficient job.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks amazing Great product for the price ! Goes on smooth and drys exactly the way it is suppose to.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Paint covered up with one coat. Paint went on easy and dried fast
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good paint for less money Repainted my daughters bedroom for my granddaughter painted a light gray compared to a soft yellow. looked fantastic and covered well, with two coats. Much cheaper in price with good coverage.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easiest Job Ever This paint has the best one coat coverage. Goes on easy and quick. Loved the end result and cleanup was easy. Glidden paints and products are always at the top of my list.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is excellent Used for painting kitchen cabinets, went on smoothly and brightened everything.....
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers great Love this paint. It covers great and many color choices .
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great coverage Renovating a 30 year old house, used this paint for the master bedroom. Used two coats as walls were very dry and green in color. The walls look beautiful with great coverage and color. Would recommend highly.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Freshly painted shelving Completed a shelving and organizing system in the garage and finished it off with some fresh new paint. Came out beautifully.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and No Drip The interior paint was awesome. It's easy to use. Clean up is easy. There wasn't a mess. I would recommend it to friends and family. I will purchase again.
Date published: 2016-09-23
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