Interior Sherwin Williams Super Paint Review

sherwin williams super paint reviewSherwin Williams Super Paint is a paint and primer combination that provides excellent coverage on walls and trim. The exterior version is good too, but this review focuses on the interior line. I use SuperPaint a lot and it’s a great interior house paint that saves me a lot of time and provides an excellent finish.

I also use Sherwin Williams Promar 200 Zero VOC paint, which costs less, but it’s thin and the coverage is poor compared to SuperPaint because it doesn’t include primer. If you’re painting very light colors over dark walls, Promar 200 probably won’t cover well in two coats and you’ll likely have to paint a third coat to get a solid finish. With SuperPaint, I have painted light over dark many times with only two coats needed. When painting light walls with a light color, Promar 200 is alright.

With a good paint roller, Sherwin Williams Super Paint spreads nicely on walls when rolling, so you don’t have to dip the roller as much. This paint comes in flat, satin or a semi-gloss finish for doors and trim. The flat finish has no sheen at all. The satin finish is slightly shiny, smooth and it can be cleaned. If you buy this paint, I recommend the satin finish. I use it the most and it looks beautiful when painted on large foyer walls or standard 8 foot walls. If rolled properly, it won’t leave lap marks from the roller.

When choosing a paint there’s more to consider than the look of the paint after it dries. For me, the ease and quality of paint application is equally important. For cutting-in ceiling lines and molding edges, Super Paint is awesome. The paint flows nicely with the paint brush and it won’t gum up on the bristles or distort the shape of the brush. I never need to thin this paint with water or additives. Some cheaper interior paints are too thick, dry too fast and need to be thinned to cut-in walls.

No paint is perfect. The disadvantage of Super Paint is that the paint isn’t the most durable for wall cleaning. With the satin finish, you can wipe dirt from drywall without ruining the paint, but it lacks the added durability as other interior paints like Sherwin Williams Duration Home. I have also found this paint to slightly shadow (appear darker) in the corners, but only with darker colors, and it’s subtle. Another disadvantage is there’s no eggshell finish, only a satin finish, which really isn’t a problem though because the satin finish is similar to eggshell anyway, but some people like to have more finishes to choose from.

SuperPaint interior house paint isn’t a cheap paint. It costs no less than $50 per gallon unless you have a coupon or wait for a sale. You can also try opening a Sherwin Williams store account to get a slight discount on the paint. You can buy Behr paint from Home Depot for less than $50 per gallon, but you won’t be disappointed with the quality of interior SuperPaint. The only Behr paint I would use is the ultra premium paint and primer line otherwise the coverage is poor.

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2 thoughts on “Interior Sherwin Williams Super Paint Review

  1. Sherwin Williams Super Paint “failed” on an interior repaint totaling over $5000 in materials & labor in March-April 2015.

    The SW Super Paint flat finish paint does NOT stand-up to smudge removal and requires “touch-up” instead. Touch-up produces a sheen MISmatch.

    The whole house repaint was completed less than two months when the issue was discovered.

    • Thanks for sharing your unfortunate experience using SuperPaint flat. That’s terrible. I haven’t experienced touch up problems with SuperPaint, but I rarely use the flat finish. I have found that Duration interior paint touches up pretty well.

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