A gallon of Behr semi-gloss or satin enamel paint costs approximately $24 in 2009. A gallon of Glidden, on the other hand, costs approximately $20.64 for either semi-gloss or satin enamel.
Both Behr and Glidden offer sample paints to take home. An 8-oz. can of Behr paint costs approximately $6.95. The price also includes a roller, handle and tray. Glidden's sample comes in a small glass jar with the brush attached to the lid at a cost of $2.97 per jar.
Behr paint currently comes in nearly 3,800 colors. Glidden only offers 282 choices of paint colors.
Behr Premium Plus Ultra is a combination paint and primer. Painting should take less time since it will take fewer coats of paint to cover a surface. Glidden promises its new formula will cover most colors in one coat. Paint is stain resistant and holds up when scrubbed.
Behr offers a low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) option in their Premium Plus Ultra line. Glidden does not specifically market a low-VOC paint, but the manufacturer, ICI Paints, claims all of its products are ultra low solvent.