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Emerald Exterior Paint by Sherwin-Williams Initial Review

Emerald exterior house paint is a new product line introduced by Sherwin-Williams. It is among one of the few exterior home paints that are zero VOC. However, there are other less mainstream products that are zero VOC as well.

As always stated by us, exterior house painting preparations reflect exterior paint durability the most. So, many questions arise when considering an over $60.00 exterior paint! Is this product worth the money?

There is no doubt that Emerald is a good product! There are several reasons to purchase this house paint. Unlike most exterior products by Sherwin-Williams, Emerald dries hard. It leaves less of a sticky paint film.

It covers nicely and leaves a nice silky finish as well. It levels better than other SW product lines too! But does this warrant the upgrade? On the other hand, it seems to apply slightly thin. SW exterior paints typically apply thick. They have definitely found a much-improved formula with Emerald. It does bridge hairline cracks better than some competitors but doesn’t compare to Duration or Resilience in that department.

So, the real question is what are your needs?

Overall it is a good product and could be used on anyone’s home. If your focus is quality and durable exterior house painting Emerald may be worth considering! But the most obvious differences with this product when compared to other SW product lines are mostly aesthetic.

A Revised/ Current Look

Emerald has encountered several reformulations since it was first introduced. Its first change was from a thin consistency to almost an elastomeric paint. But we think the second reformulation was spot-on.

I had plenty of titanium dioxide and acrylic polymers. That meant covering doors and windows with dark colors that didn’t make the doors stick a breeze. It also made it worth the additional expense, as a result of its high-performance, projects required less paint.

Well once again, things have changed. Paint manufacturers will definitely keep most painters heads on a swivel. It’s almost like aiming for a moving target. Emerald is back to a thick viscosity but now contains a lot less pigment. This means major paint consumption on projects where coverage matters.

Areas where coverage matters are areas such as trim, doors, windows, shutters, and porch railing. This revised review does directly reflect the product being bad. However, the constant changes are frustrating and unfortunate.

If you are considering Emeral exterior house paint for your next project you may want to purchase a single gallon to see how it applies before purchasing all your paint materials. Or, call us! Or, let our guaranteed services put your mind at ease.

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