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. It levels better than other SW product lines too! But does this warrant the upgrade? On the other hand, is seems to apply slightly thin. SW exterior paints typically apply thickly. 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. 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 maybe worth considering! But the most obvious differences with this product when compared to other SW product lines are mostly cosmetic.