Sherwin Williams Interior Paint Grades

With so many paint choices, how do you decide?

Not sure what interior paint to use? Confused by the Sherwin Williams interior paint grades? Read on for a better understanding.

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Sherwin-Williams is a well-known paint manufacturing company that specializes in paints and coatings. They offer a range of interior paint grades designed to meet various needs and preferences on a variety of surfaces.

Here are some of the common interior paint grades offered by Sherwin-Williams:

  1. Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex: This is one of the highest quality interior paints offered by Sherwin-Williams. It boasts exceptional durability, washability, and coverage. It’s known for its smooth application and long-lasting finish. Emerald is suitable for high-traffic areas and spaces where a premium finish is desired.
  2. Duration Home® Interior Acrylic Latex: This is another high-quality interior paint known for its durability and washability. It provides excellent coverage and is resistant to stains and scuffs. Duration Home is designed to maintain its finish over time, making it a good choice for areas that may be subject to more wear and tear. It is good choice if you are looking for a washable flat paint
  3. SuperPaint® Interior Acrylic Latex: SuperPaint is a versatile paint option suitable for a wide range of interior surfaces. It offers good coverage, durability, and washability. This grade is known for its affordability while still providing a high-quality finish.
  4. Cashmere® Interior Acrylic Latex: Cashmere is a popular choice for homeowners looking for a smooth and even finish. This is one of our favorite wall finishes and one we often recommend it .  It offers good coverage and is easy to apply. It also has low odor, which can be a plus for indoor painting projects. It also has a good price point for a high quality paint.
  5. Harmony® Interior Acrylic Latex: Harmony is a paint designed with the environment and indoor air quality in mind. It is a low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paint, which means it emits fewer harmful chemicals. This makes it a suitable choice for those with sensitivities to paint fumes or for environments where air quality is a concern.
  6. ProMar® 200 Interior Latex: ProMar 200 is a more budget-friendly option that still offers good performance. It provides good coverage and durability, making it a popular choice for commercial spaces, rental properties, or areas that may not require a premium finish.

7. ProClassic® Interior Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd: This is a versatile paint that combines the benefits of both acrylic and alkyd paints. It offers a smooth, durable finish with good flow and leveling properties. It’s commonly used for trim, cabinets, and other high-use surfaces.

8. ProIndustrial™ DTM Interior/Exterior Waterbased Acrylic: This is a heavy-duty paint suitable for both interior and exterior applications. It’s designed for use in industrial settings where durability and resistance to harsh conditions are paramount.

It’s worth noting that within each grade, Sherwin-Williams offers various finishes (e.g., flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and gloss) to cater to different preferences and specific requirements.

We also came across this great chart to help compare some of the popular choices:

choosing the right paint

Emerald Duration SuperPaint Cashmere Captivate Resilience Latitude
Uses Interior and Exterior Interior and Exterior Interior and Exterior Interior Interior Exterior Exterior
Type Acrylic Latex Acrylic Latex Acrylic Latex Acrylic Latex Acrylic Latex Acrylic Latex Acrylic Latex
Paint and Primer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
VOCs <50 g/l <50 g/l <50 g/l <50 g/l <50 g/l   <50 g/l <50 g/l
Colors 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700
Dry Time (hours) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Coverage Per Gallon (ft²) 350-400  350-400 350-400 350-400 350-400 350-400 350-400
Interior Volume Solids 37-41%   33-40% 37-41% 38-41% 34-40% N/A N/A
Exterior Volume Solids 38-42%   37-43% 37-38% N/A N/A 39% 34%
Interior Finishes Flat, matte, satin, and semi-gloss   Flat, Matte, Satin, and Semi-Gloss Flat, Satin, Velvet, and Semi-Gloss Flat, Eggshell, Low Lustre, Medium Lustre, and Pearl Flat, Satin, Semi-Gloss N/A N/A
Exterior Finishes Flat, satin, or gloss finish   Flat, Low Lustre, Satin, and Gloss Flat, Low Lustre, Satin, Gloss, and High Gloss N/A N/A Flat, Satin, Gloss Flat, Satin, Gloss
Versions Standard, Designer Edition Standard Standard, Air Purifying, Sanitizing (interior only) Standard Standard Standard Standard
Key Benefit Exceptional washability and coverage Antimicrobial agents and stain-fighting technology Excellent hide and washability Ultra-smooth application Low cost MoistureGuard Technology ClimateFlex Technology
Appearance ✔✔✔   ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔
Easy to Clean ✔✔✔ ✔✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔
Mold & Mildew Resistance ✔✔✔ ✔✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔✔ ✔✔✔
Ease of Application ✔✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔✔
Durability ✔✔✔ ✔✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔
Coverage/Hide ✔✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔
Price Per Gallon* $85 $80 $70 $70 $45 $85 $87

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When choosing a paint grade, consider factors such as the surface you’re painting, the level of wear and tear it will endure, your budget, and any specific environmental concerns you may have.

Additionally, consulting with a professional painter like our team at Lang’s Painting, can provide valuable insights into the best paint grade for your specific project. If you need help deciding which paint to use, give us a call today!

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