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cb10 11-11-2012 03:16 PM

Sherwin Williams New Emerald Paint - Any reviews?
 
Hi, I'm thinking about using this paint for an exterior home. They are having a 40% off sale this weekend and I'd like to get it if the opinon is that it is better that Aura or Duration? Has anyone used it? Please advise and many thanks.

justinramani 11-11-2012 03:40 PM

Im not familiar with the line that your talking about, but im pretty sure that Duration is top of the line of SW.

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Gymschu 11-11-2012 04:12 PM

I used it for the first time on an exterior back in August. It was aluminum siding and the paint performed well. It goes on smoothly. Is it worth $70 a gallon when not on sale? Not so sure. I still prefer SuperPaint. I will say that it dries quickly so you can't fool around when putting it on. And, for a low VOC paint, it sure had an obnoxious smell to it. It's thin bodied and that sort of worried me, but, I did a 2-story aluminum sided home and only needed 3 gallons for the body of the home so it goes a long way, at least on a smooth surface.

chrisn 11-11-2012 06:00 PM

Better than Aura? No
Better than Duration? Absolutely

Gymschu 11-11-2012 08:23 PM

Chris, what is the usual price of Aura? If it's less than $70 a gallon, I'd like to try it. We now have a BM dealer in our area.

chrisn 11-12-2012 03:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Gymschu (Post 1049874)
Chris, what is the usual price of Aura? If it's less than $70 a gallon, I'd like to try it. We now have a BM dealer in our area.


It is different from place to place, go in and ask em

Jhcochran 04-03-2013 08:01 AM

The SW paint store salesman told me the only difference between Duration and Emerald is that the latter is a zero VOC paint. He said if it is for exterior application, the VOC count should not make any difference. Regarding Duration, our painter advised to use the sheen instead of flat because sheen resists the sun's UV rays better, especially if the color is light.


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