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Sherwin Williams Emerald

Posted by cblanco75 (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 19, 13 at 15:27

I am painting my whole house after a major addition and renovation. My contractor recommended using ProMar200 Zero VOC. When I went to the Sherwin Williams store, one of the colors we chose did not come in ProMar. The salesperson convinced me to use Emerald since I only needed two gallons. It was the most expensive paint I have ever purchased for walls. (I have used and had great success with ProClassic for trim which is roughly the same price )

I used the ProMar first in two rooms and LOVED it. It is really fantastic paint. I used the Emerald yesterday, I HATE it. It doesn't flow nicely, it doesn't level nicely, and it ran all over the place. I used the same roller covers and brushes (Purdy Golden Eagle and Purdy XL Glide) and the same technique. Why did I have such success with the ProMar and fail so badly with the Emerald?


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RE: Sherwin Williams Emerald

I was going to say, but am first curious of what the SW rep told you. What did they say?


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RE: Sherwin Williams Emerald

She told me that Emerald would be perfect in the Bathroom because of how it wipes up, withstands steam, etc. And that I should avoid ProMar because it is what they use in rentals and hotels....smh.

As a follow up, I painted the bathroom and some of the workers got dusty hand prints on the wall. Took a wet cloth to the amazing emerald paint....just smeared the dust on the wall. I am so floored and glad I only bought two gallons of this swill.


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RE: Sherwin Williams Emerald

I love and have used SW paint for years, but I tried and hated the Emerald paint also. I thought it was kind of runny. I will stick with their Super Paint for the rest of time!


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RE: Sherwin Williams Emerald

Interesting. I have used a lot of BM Aura and like it a lot but wanted to paint a bathroom a SW color and they had a sale, so I decided to try Emerald. Basically the same price except for the 25% off coupon.

I thought they were very comparable. No trouble with running. Areas I rolled blend just fine with areas I cut in with the brush. It was a very rough textured area and it did take me two coats to get all the nooks and crannys filled in but Aura takes two coats as well.


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