Best Exterior Door Paint From Sherwin Williams

Updated on January 16, 2020
Matt G. profile image

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews.

Choosing Paint for Exterior Doors

Using the right paint on the exterior doors of your home is important for preventing premature wear and color fading. A good exterior paint is durable and covers well in less coats. Nothing is more annoying than having to apply multiple coats to get your color to cover right.

Another important consideration is whether or not the paint is self-priming and compatible with the type of door you're painting. Some paints work fine on wood, but maybe not on metal, or fiberglass, at least without first applying a separate coat of primer.

I use acrylic latex paint the most when painting doors outside. The products I use are more resistant to mildew than oil-based coatings and cleanup easy with soap and water.

My Favorite Sherwin Williams Exterior Door Paint

In my twenty years of painting, I've used several brands, including PPG and Benjamin Moore, both of which I like, but Sherwin Williams is the paint I've used the most. Even before I started my painting business, the company I worked for used their paint.

This article focuses on Sherwin Williams exterior paints that I've had the most success with in my career when painting exterior doors and trim.

Duration Exterior Acrylic Latex

This stuff is expensive, but very durable as an exterior door paint. The paint is thick, but brushes on really nice with awesome coverage. Duration is compatible with multiple substrates. I've painted wood doors with this product, using a brush and roller, as well as spraying vinyl window shutters and aluminum siding with my airless sprayer.

The satin, or gloss finish, is best for painting doors. The gloss finish is shinier and easier to clean. The paint dries in about one hour. Duration is advertised as a one coat paint, but I always apply two coats for enhanced durability and sheen.

Things I like about this paint:

  • Mildew resistance
  • No peeling, or cracking
  • Good hide
  • Dries fast
  • Good Coverage

I've never had a callback using this paint. Duration provides resistance to tannin bleed and rust stains with two coats, but I'll usually spot prime surface discoloration with a separate stain blocking primer first.

SuperPaint Exterior Acrylic Latex

I used both the interior and exterior SuperPaint for many years before switching over to Duration for my exterior painting projects. SuperPaint is a great product with durability and coverage similar to Duration, but costs less.

If you don't want to spend a lot of money on paint for your exterior doors, this is a good mid-range paint that lasts around five to seven years before a re-coat is needed. Both the resistance to fading and mildew with this paint is pretty good.

Things I like about this paint:

  • Mildew and fade resistance
  • Cheaper than Duration
  • Durable and washable finish
  • Excellent coverage

Pro Industrial Multi-Surface Acrylic (Interior/Exterior)

The best way to paint exterior doors with this product is with an airless sprayer. Brushing and rolling is a little tricky because the paint dries really fast. I've painted kitchen cabinets with this product and exterior metal and wood doors.

The paint dries as tough as nails in about twenty minutes. You can re-coat the surface in about two hours. Multi-surface acrylic paint is inexpensive compared to Duration, but very washable when used on metal and wood doors.

Things I like about this paint:

  • Dries very hard
  • Dries very fast for re-coating
  • Washable finish
  • Good blocking
  • Low price
  • Works on multiple surfaces as the name implies

This paint produces a ton of dry fall dust when sprayed, but levels out on the surface surprisingly well for a product with super fast dry time. You can brush and roll the paint, but you have to work fast. The paint will sag very easily if you lay it on too heavy.

Questions & Answers

    © 2020 Matt G.

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      No comments yet.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, dengarden.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
      ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)