The Valspar DuraMax Semi-Gloss (Lowe's) is part of the paint
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, exterior paint
models like the DuraMax Semi-Gloss (Lowe's) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Appearance after 3 years:
Appearance after three years summarizes performance after one year of our accelerated weathering (i.e. equivalent to three years on a vertical wall). Testing stops when appearance falls to fair or poor at which time, the product must be reapplied.
Appearance after 6 years:
Appearance after six years summarizes performance after two years of our accelerated weathering (i.e. equivalent to six years on a vertical wall). Testing stops when appearance falls to fair or poor at which time, the product must be reapplied.
Appearance after 9 years:
Appearance after three years summarizes performance after three years of our accelerated weathering (i.e. equivalent to nine years on a vertical wall). Testing stops after three years, whether or not appearance falls to fair or poor.Products that at this point still rate at least good for appearance are considered superior products.
About This Brand
Valspar originated more than 200 years ago as a varnish dealer. Valspar is a leading brand of interior paint, and its most popular lines—Ultra Premium and Signature Colors—are available exclusively at Lowe's. Valspar manufactures a wide variety of coatings under the Valspar brand for Lowe's and for independent paint and hardware dealers, including color-changing ceiling paint, kitchen and bath paints, and decorative textured coatings. The Valspar family of brands also includes Laura Ashley, McCloskey, Guardsman, and Goof Off, and the company recently expanded its presence in exterior stains with the acquisition of Cabot.
Features & Specs - Valspar DuraMax Semi-Gloss (Lowe's)
Resists cracking Capability to expand and contract with the siding without cracking.
Resists color change Capability to resist fading and/or color or gloss changes.
Resists color change
Resists dirt Capability to keep dirt from adhering to the surface.
Resists mildew Capability to resist mildew growth.
VOCs (grams/liter) Indicates the the level of volatile organic compounds stated on the can.
I HATE TO PAINT. PERIOD. SO IF I DO IT, I GO FIRST CLASS ON PAINT, ROLLERS, AND BRUSHES. VALSPAR IS THE BEST; I HAVE TRIED THEM ALL. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH OTHERS. BEST THING IS IF YOU HATE THE COLOR, THEY WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER FOR FREE.....
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
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We bought a quart of the Duramax Semi-Gloss, three coat's later we wound up sanding the whole door down since it wasn't covering so we figured the original paint must have been an oil based. Three new coats and it's still not covering the sports where the original color remained and it took two coats to cover the otherwise. Only good news was that [@] gave me a replacement can when I explained the problem so I didn't need to buy more to finish.