Sherwin Williams Paint Vs. Benjamin Moore – Which One Is Better?
Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore both sell quality paints. A common question is whether one is better than the other. I use Sherwin Williams paints and occasionally Benjamin Moore, but I use Sherwin the most because the paint is a little cheaper with the store discounts and I’m more familiar with their products after using them for so many years. There are also quite a few SW stores in my area, which is convenient.
As far as the price per gallon goes, Sherwin Williams might be a bit cheaper, but both paints are expensive, unless you have a special coupon or discount. In terms of quality, both paints are comparable, depending on the line of paint you choose. With the premium paints, you get what you pay for. Some people believe Benjamin Moore paint is way better than Sherwin Williams or the other way around. Benjamin Moore paints are great.
I have a crossover pamphlet from a Sherwin Williams store, which lists the equivalent products between the different SW and Benjamin Moore paints.
Below I have listed several premium interior paints from the crossover pamphlet. I have used most of the paints from both companies. The list is accurate and helpful if you’re thinking of trying a different paint.
BM Aura is equal to SW Duration Home
BM Impervo latex is equal to SW ProClassic latex
BM Regal Classic is equal to SW Cashmere
BM Super Spec is equal to SW ProMar 400
BM Ben latex paint is equal to SW Classic 99 latex
BM Muresco ceiling paint is equal to SW CHB
BM Natura is equal to SW ProMar 200 Zero VOC paint
Premium paints from Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore can get pretty expensive without a sale or discount through a painting contractor. A gallon of SuperPaint from Sherwin Williams is over $40 per gallon, and a gallon of Duration Home costs over $50. Prices between both companies are similar, and you will usually pay more money for self-priming paints.
If you haven’t decided which brand you’re going to use for your painting project, I recommend comparing the available colors between both brands because one might have a particular color you like more than the other. Any color can be matched with either brand. I have the SW and BM fan decks and both have very nice colors. It’s worth comparing both of them. The Sherwin Williams color book is not available publicly for sale other than in one of their own stores. But if you like Benjamin Moore paint, you can get the complete Benjamin Moore paint color fan deck.