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An internal comparison paint survey was conducted by the United Home Experts team. We provide siding, PaintBucketroofing, window and door replacement services throughout eastern New England. Unbiased opinions were retrieved based on our individual experience using the products. The ratings provided are opinion based and not the result of lab testing or product specification examination. Sherwin Williams and Valspar paint products were rated on a scale from 0 to 100, with 100 being the highest score that could be attained. Sherwin Williams received a score of 92 and Valspar received a score of 86. Characteristics rated included application, price, and warranty or guarantee satisfaction.

Painters and homeowners desire to use paint that is easy to apply. The best paint is neither too thick nor too thin. Paint that is too thin has the tendency to create drips. Paint that is too thick can dry before the painter is done covering an area. The application characteristic also considers the adequacy of coverage and the amount of fumes emitted from the paint. Sherwin Williams received a five out of five for application while Valspar received a three out of five. Valspar received a lower score because the paint dried too quickly which caused brush strokes to show.

Another characteristic that was rated for Sherwin Williams Paint and Valspar Paint was price. This was based on how satisfied people were in relation to the price paid. Sherwin Williams and Valspar both received a three out of five rating.  Sherwin Williams can range from $25 to $50 per gallon, depending on the type of paint. Valspar offers paint in a similar price range, from $25 to $40 per gallon. Valspar may be a better buy based on price if it can be purchased inexpensively.

Paint warranties can be very important in case something happens after application that causes a homeowner to become unsatisfied. Painting an interior room can require several gallons of paint which can add up quickly. When it came to satisfaction with the guarantee or warranty offered, Sherwin Williams received a rating of 5 out of 5 while Valspar received a 3.

Sherwin Williams received the better overall rating because more customers were happy with the ease of application of their paint as well as the warranty offered.  Valspar still received a respectable rating that was only six points lower. Valspar is sold at home improvement stores while Sherwin Williams paint is available through their stand-alone stores.

An internal comparison paint survey was conducted by the United Home Experts team. We provide siding, ujwkmam6roofing, 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.