Benjamin Moore Advanced Gloss Revie

Updated Jun 16, 2024 | Posted Mar 14, 2023 | Product Reviews, Paints | 0 comments

Benjamin Moore Advance Gloss is an interior product, used primarily on woodwork such as windows, doors, skirting, and more. However, it can also be used to paint ceilings, walls and even masonry.

This gloss is a hybrid, meaning it is primarily water-based, but also contains a little bit of Alkyd oil. Available online by clicking here in Super White and over 3,500 colours, this paint will cost you around £25 per litre, making it quite expensive.

Benjamin Moore Advance Gloss is touch dry after 4 – 6 hours, recoat after 16 hours, and fully cured after around 30 days. New surfaces should be primed using an appropriate primer prior to applying Advance Gloss. Previously painted surfaces should be sanded thoroughly to aid adhesion.

The sheen level of Benjamin Moore Advance Gloss is roughly 85% (this can change slightly depending on colour). That’s an impressive ‘shine’ for a water-based gloss!!


My Benjamin Moore Advance Gloss Review


It is very rare that I get asked to use gloss these days, but when I do I opt for Benjamin Moore Advance Gloss, simply because it is the only water-based gloss product I’ve used that almost exceeds the finish you can achieve with one of its oil-based rivals.

With every other water-based gloss I’ve used, there is a noticeable lack of ‘sheen’ unless you put in some serious preparation and extra coats. But even then, I think you can still tell its water-based. It looks stringy and dull.


However, Benjamin Moore Advance Gloss is different; the sheen is comparable to an oil-based gloss. The opacity (how well it covers) is impressive too. Most decorating jobs requite one coat of undercoat followed by a coat of gloss. Follow this process and you’ll get a fantastic finish, but I found the sheen does improve slightly if you give it an extra coat of gloss.

This is easily the best water-based gloss I’ve ever tried. I find it a joy to use with perfect flow. Brush marks just melt away, leaving you with a finish that stands loud and proud! It just looks sharp! Like your woodwork is wearing a suit and tie, or cocktail dress.

It’s durable too, so it will stand up to knocks around your home. Although some will point out Benjamin Moore Advance Gloss does contain a little bit of oil, so will start to yellow over time. But, as a professional decorator I’ve been back to jobs 5 or 6 years later and the gloss always looks mint. Click here to see online prices.


Review Summary

Benjamin Moore Advanced Gloss Revie - Decorator's forum UK

Benjamin Moore Advance gloss is a water-based paint with a high sheen level, mostly used to paint interior woodwork.

Product Brand: Benjamin Moore

Editor's Rating:


  • Low odour.
  • Low spatter.
  • Easy to apply.
  • Stays white longer than oil-based paints.
  • Looks fantastic.
  • Very durable.
  • Great sheen level.
  • Easy to clean.


  • Will eventually discolour due to the alkyd oil.

Updated Jun 16, 2024 | Posted Mar 14, 2023 | 0 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Gregory is a Professional Painter and Decorator who works in the Northwest of England. He mainly sub-contracts for large decorating firms and works on a wide variety of projects.
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