Thicker Applications Provided By Sherwin-Williams Duration Exterior Paint
When we are asked which are the best exterior paints, we always consider paint that has been proven to last the test of time.
There are several new exterior house paints available that are sure to establish a good reputation. The question is, do you want to take part in the test trials?
As stated in some of our previous blogs. Raw materials and the thickness of the paint play a huge role when considering the better exterior paint. But which products have been proven to last as they say they do?
The History & Application Thickness Of Duration
Roughly in 2003, Sherwin-Williams introduced a new product to its lineup – Duration Home for interior paint and Duration for exterior painting applications.
Duration exterior has the characteristics of an elastomeric product. Its application specs are 7 mils wet, and it dries at 2.8 mils. These specs are forever changing, so you should check your local Sherin-Williams paint store for updates. But what do these measurements mean to you if you’re not familiar with the mil measurements system? How do these stats compare to other exterior painting systems?
Most exterior paints apply roughly 4 to 5 mils and dry at 1.3 to 1.6 mils. So if you were to apply Duration, you are getting two coats of paint with only one pass. This product provides huge savings for most homeowners. However, you will pay a couple of hundred dollars more in the paint for an entire exterior painting project, but the labor will be the same. So, you may ask, how do I save?
Less Necessary Paint Coats
Several exterior painting companies really push two coats for just about every application. And this is true; two coats are necessary in some cases.
However, for exterior repaints that are in reasonably good condition, Duration is the way to go. Think about it! Pay more for the labor to apply two coats while using a marginal product, or pay a couple of hundred dollars more for a product that will apply in one thick coat!
Not to mention that Duration has better raw materials.
Don settle for what someone tells you just to earn more money in labor. Contact an honest and straight forward painting contractor that is renowned for excellent service!
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