Can somebody please tell what the best brand of Exterior paint is? I've
heard conflicting reports that Sherman-Williams is and others say that it's
a waste of money! So does anyone have any recommendations for an Acrylic
Latex Exterior Brand? Thank in advance.
Consumer Reports (Aug 2003) says these are the top five for white
paints. Sherwin Williams (Super Paint Satin, low luster) was rated
M.A. Broder (Sea Shore, flat)
California (Fresh Coat Velvet, flat)
Pratt & Lambert (Accolade Eggshell, flat)
Sico (Supreme, flat)
Gliddent (Endurance Satin, low luster)
The order was different for blue and brown paints, but California and
Glidden were always in the top five. Since M.A. Bruder and Calilfornia
are only available in the Northeast and East respectively, I'd suggest
you go with the Glidden.
I agree, that's why I'm going all out on the prep work (pressure washing the
whole house, putting Zinnser's Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer on all walls) but
trying to find a very good quality Acrylic Latex Exterior paint that's going
to have excellent coverage and last at least 15 years. I live in the
Midwest region so we've got harsh weather conditions (so the paint has to be
very durable). I've looked at Lowe's and found a paint called American
Traditions but know nothing about it? I'm trying to find out people's
experiences with good Exterior Acrylic Latex paints.
In general I would avoid paints pushed by Lowes Depot. Talk to guy at a
local paint place or two (if your big box store hasn't put them all out of
business) and try to validate their claims with your own research.
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The only paint I use on the exterior of my house is Benjamin Moore in
the acrylic latex. Last time it was painted was in 1992 and holding up
Before i painted it last time, I pressure washed it and primed it. Mine
is a cement block house and here in florida it is a good choice.
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Thanks for the input Pat. Sounds like a really good choice.
only paint I use on the exterior of my house is Benjamin Moore in<BR>the
acrylic latex. Last time it was painted was in 1992 and holding
up<BR>beautifully.<BR><BR>Before i painted it last time, I pressure washed it
and primed it. Mine<BR>is a cement block house and here in florida it is a
good choice.<BR><BR>Pat.<BR> <BR><BR>
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