Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint Exterior
Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint Review & History
Here we are reviewing Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint. Which exterior house paints are the best? It’s difficult to stay current with the changes in painting products unless you are a painter, contractor, or retailer.
We are professional house painters and review various interior and exterior painting products that include performance and other vital application feedback.
Here is what we have to say about our experience with Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint.
SW SuperPaint History
SuperPaint has been Sherwin-Williams’s bread and butter for years. It once was a great price point product. The performance, considering hide and coverage, was above average. This product was the go-to product for many exterior painters and contractors.
It was the highest-grade exterior paint offered by Sherwin-Williams for many years. But just like many products, it has changed. The first major changes were price increases. The contractor price in the earlier 2000s was around $16.00 for each gallon. Current prices have surpassed this by more than double. But price does not bring a concern by itself.
SuperPaint has also been reformulated numerous times over the past few years. According to several exterior paint contractors, these changes have not proven beneficial.
SuperPaint Reformulation Benefits & Drawbacks
The advantages of SuperPaint are ease of application, adhesion, acrylic polymers, and the content of Zinc Oxide. The drawbacks are price, coverage, and viscosity.
Extra White and Super White colors are commonly used on exterior trim. However, these colors lack coverage and flow in satin and gloss finishes. How the paint flows or spreads heavily influences how the paint will level.
SuperPaint claims the contents of around 43% solids. However, with gloss finishes, the consistency seems to be a bit watery. This is especially true with shades of white that contain an extra-white base and require little colorant.
In our experience, this exterior house paint doesn’t start to cover until it has thickened in the bucket used for application (also known as a cut bucket). Sherwin-Williams has recently introduced Latitude, which addresses most of these application issues.
In conclusion, SuperPaint is a product that has paved the road for the introduction of many lines of exterior paints by Sherwin-Williams. Is it now an underachieving paint that will require yet another reformulation? Or will Sherwin-Williams eventually delete the product altogether? Only time will tell!
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