Sherwin Williams makes Duration for both exterior and interior application. Today we are reviewing Sherwin Willams exterior paint, Duration latex acrylic paint. We use a lot of Duration on our exteriors and based our paint review on actual experience with using it in the Jacksonville, FL area. This exterior paint is available in flat, satin and gloss sheen levels. and is a top choice of many professional painters.
Good Choice for Exterior Paint?
Using exterior Duration house paint has it's advantages. This painting company has found it to exhibit excellent durability and hiding characteristics. Duration is formulated with PermaLast® technology which gives long-term performance. When applied correctly it produces a thick flexible layer of protection. This provides resistance to the elements resulting in peeling or blistering. Duration exterior paint is self-priming and has a mildew resistant formulation.
Sherwin Williams says that it is backed by a lifetime warranty for as long as you own your home. Well, we doubt any paint or high-performance coating will last a life time outside in Florida? However, we have had homes last more than 15 years in the harsh Jacksonville, FL climate using Exterior Duration. This paint is durable and long-lasting. With proper care and maintenance exterior paint finishes last a lot longer.
Exterior Paint Repels Dirt?
Yes it does! But it does because its an amazing leveling, thick paint that doesn’t just soak into wood or other surfaces. Duration forms such a beautiful finish; it even sheds dirt because of its smooth rubber like finish!
*Application - Ease of application is generally referred to as the flow of the paint. This mean how easily the paint goes from the paint bucket to the brush and onto the surface to be painted.
*Leveling - Leveling is simply how well the paint levels out after application. This is what determines whether or not you see those unsightly brush or lap marks.
*Hiding - Refers to the exterior paint's ability to hide scuffs, imperfections and previous colors. Be sure to apply the exterior paint with the correct amount of DFT (Dry Film Thickness) to get the full potential.
*Dry Time - Dry time is a bit slower on this paint. Initial dry time is fairly normal. Flash issues can occur if you re-coat too soon. Make sure to consider this when applying multi-able coats.
*Bonding - This exterior paint has a high volume of resins. We have found it to act like glue to most surfaces. It really sticks and stays put. We have never seen this exterior paint fail concerning adhesion.
*Durability - With proper care as maintenance this paint will last a very long time. It's very durable, even in Florida's harsh climate. It's a great choice for your home or commercial building.
*Coverage – Coverage with this paint is amazing. Although for an exterior paint to perform at its best; you must apply it correctly. This is where a good exterior painting contractor comes into play.
If you are in the Jacksonville, Florida area and in need of an exterior painting contractor, contact Pro Color Painting Company or request a free quote though our website. Quotes are fast, free and come with no obligation.