Sherwin Williams Exterior Duration Paint Review
Choosing a good exterior paint is an
important consideration to make. In northern Illinois, paint takes a beating
from harsh winter temperatures, extreme summer heat and pouring rain.
Exterior paints normally cost more per gallon than
interior paints because they're formulated for long lasting surface
Exterior repainting is a task you'll definitely
want to reduce as much as possible while living in your home. A premium exterior paint
will save money on future repaint costs. The question is whether premium paints like Duration are truly
worth the money, or not. The exterior
Duration brand is a top-rated Sherwin Williams paint.
Although the price per gallon for this product is
well above average for exterior paint, Duration does deliver long lasting durability
and prevents premature paint failure. Unlike competing paint brands,
Duration exterior paint is backed with a lifetime
warranty. Read this review to find out if the expense of this
paint makes sense for your exterior painting job.
$50 - $60
Duration exterior paint is in fact very durable, which is why
it comes with a lifetime warranty. With the right surface
preparation, this paint lasts many years. The film consistency is thicker
than most exterior paints, allowing one coat coverage over previously painted surfaces that are similar to the new
This paint is self priming when applied on top of
old paint. Duration dries faster than most paints and stains. This paint is great for spray painting
aluminum siding and vinyl because it provides excellent one
Duration exterior paint costs about $55 per
gallon, so large exterior painting projects can get pretty expensive if you decide to use this paint. At
$55 per gallon, 10 gallons of Duration paint would cost $550 before sales
Duration exterior paint is only self priming over
previously painted surfaces. This means you cannot use this product over bare wood so
a separate bare wood primer is necessary.
This paint is thick, which is
good for coverage, but it will harden quickly on a brush and roller. The paint is difficult to
remove from paint brush bristles.
Sherwin Williams Duration
exterior paint is well worth the money if you plan to live in your home for a long time, but $55 per gallon
probably doesn't make sense for a rental property or someone trying to sell their home. Duration paint is a great
choice for paint contractors doing exterior work on high end homes, or for homeowners who prefer to spend the
extra money for quality paint that's going to last.
The paint coverage is good when
applied over a similar paint color. The expense is the main disadvantage,
but consider the cost a long-term investment that will greatly reduce future repaint
costs. If the price is too expensive then choose Sherwin Williams exterior SuperPaint, which is also
an excellent product.