An internal comparison paint survey was conducted by the United Home Experts team. We provide siding, roofing, window and door replacement services throughout eastern New England. Unbiased opinions were retrieved based on our individual experience using the products.
We rate paint products on a scale of 0 to 100. The rating scale can go up to 50 points for two of the most important qualities in an exterior paint: weather resistance and longevity. Sherwin Williams merited a total score of 93 points, but California exterior paint earned a slightly less impressive 84 points based on actual experience of the staff at United Home Experts.
Sherwin Williams’ Exceptional Weather Resistance
New England homeowners must account for the harsh winter freeze-and-thaw cycle, as precipitation constantly freezes and melts, only to freeze again. This cycle places a large amount of environmental stress on exterior paint. Mildew growth also occurs as the result of moisture.
Over time, Sherwin Williams paint has proven to be the better product when accounting for moisture wear and tear and mildew growth. California Paint, on the other hand, did not stand up to harsh winter weather over time as well as Sherwin Williams products did. The composition of Sherwin Williams products created an exceptional barrier of protection that the basic acrylic latex paint available from California painting products did not provide as well.
Sherwin Williams’ Superior Longevity
Choosing a paint with a long lifespan is critical for homeowners in the New England region, and Sherwin Williams paint maintained the integrity of its original coat longer than its competitors products.
California Paint products fared well, but when combined with exposure to the elements, Sherwin Williams outlasted California products in the long run. The latters products, however, are notable for their easy of application and fast drying time.
At the end of the day, real-world experience shows that Sherwin Williams fares better than California products overall. The weather resistance and longevity of Sherwin Williams gives these products a higher value to New England homeowners. Again, analysis is based on the opinions of our workers not on scientific research.