“Emerald” From Sherwin Williams

Recently, I had the chance to use the new “Emerald’ brand of paint from Sherwin Williams. I don’t usually use the higher-end paints, because they aren’t always the most practical paint for the job. In recent past, “Duration” was the top paint at Sherwin Williams, and I never really cared for it. “SuperPaint” has always been my choice because it is a great paint, at a great price.

The only draw back with “SuperPaint” is that it doesn’t come in an ultra-deep base, which is necessary for very dark colors, and most reds.

I was recently given the chance to try “Emerald”, because of the dark red color that was chosen by the homeowner. I was impressed. It was very easy to work with, and it covered beautifully. It was recommended that I use a polyester roller cover for the best coverage, as I did.

As with other brands of paint, it is usually recommended that a grey primer be used when working with dark red colors. In this case, the walls had a light beige color, and I opted to skip the primer step. It worked out great. Two coats of “Emerald”, and the walls looked great!

With “Emerald” being the top paint at Sherwin Williams, it carries a bigger price tag. That being said, if you find that you’re working with a special color that requires and ultra-deep base, “Emerald” is a great way to go.


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