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Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint

*Est. $40 per gallon
Reviewed
August 2010
by ConsumerSearch
Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint

Pros
  • Endurance
  • Good value
  • Easy for DIYers to work with
  • 25-year warranty
Cons
  • Shorter warranty than Sherwin-Williams Duration
  • Usually requires primer plus two coats

Experts say that Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint is a high-quality paint with long endurance. SuperPaint was the company's top-of-the-line paint before the introduction of Sherwin-Williams Duration (Est. $70), and it still has many fans. Some users say they find SuperPaint easier to work with because it isn't as thick as Duration. However, while Duration is marketed as a one-coat paint, Sherwin-Williams and professional painters recommend two coats of SuperPaint in most situations, which can cost more than the extra dollars per gallon. The warranty on SuperPaint is for 25 years, while Duration's lasts for as long as you own your house. SuperPaint is available in flat, satin, gloss and high gloss finishes.

Knowledgeable contributors to the message boards DIYChatroom.com, PaintTalk.com and ContractorTalk.com have useful things to say about Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint. Longtime painting contractor Joe Pullaro also recommends SuperPaint on his website. About.com's guide to home repair, Bob Formisano, recommends Sherwin-Williams paint in general.

Our Sources

1. DIY Chatroom

Users on this do-it-yourself message board thread compare Sherwin-Williams Duration and Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint, with one saying that one good coat of Duration is equal to two coats of the less expensive SuperPaint.

Review: Which Exterior SW Paint to Use?, Contributors to DIYChatroom.com

2. PaintTalk.com

On this message board for professional house painters, several users recommend either Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint or Sherwin-Williams Duration for cold-weather painting.

Review: Exterior Painting in NY/Best Low Temp Paint, Contributors to PaintTalk.com

3. Contractor Talk

Professional house painters on this forum say Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint is a good paint -- just not quite as good as Duration.

Review: Duration vs. SuperPaint, Contributors to ContractorTalk.com, June 2008

4. JoePullaroInc.com

Joe Pullaro, a second-generation painting contractor in Florida, lists the best brands of exterior house paint here. He particularly likes Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint, as well as Duration.

Review: What Is the Best Paint to Use on the Exterior of My House?, Joe Pullaro

5. About.com

Bob Formisano, About.com's guide to home repair, presents an introduction to paint, rather than a review of specific brands. Formisano recommends Benjamin Moore, Behr and Sherwin-Williams exterior paints, suggesting that readers look for paint that is 45% pigment. (Note that ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)

Review: All About Paint, Bob Formisano

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