The Sherwin-Williams Duration Satin is part of the paint
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, exterior paint
models like the Duration Satin 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
Sherwin-Williams is the largest producer of paints in the U.S. and includes Pratt & Lambert and Thompson Minwax among its family of brands. Sherwin-Williams manufactures interior paints and sells them through more than 3,000 company-owned retail stores. In addition to paints, Sherwin-Williams offers primers, faux finishes, interior wood stains, and wallpaper. Its retail stores cater to professionals and consumers, and offer a variety of paint supplies and tools.
Features & Specs - Sherwin-Williams Duration Satin
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.
My beach house was painted 8 years ago, after hurricane Ivan, with this product. It was sandblasted in hurricane Katrina and exposed to the rigors of sun and salt air, for many seasons. The painting was redone in 2012 because of rust stains. After setting the nails and puttying over them, Duration was my choice for painting, again. The results were never better.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Utica, Michigan
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I had my house painted 6 years ago, a brown color and a light cream color. The painters power washed the house first. Then they sprayed two coats of Duration on. I have never had a paint hold up like this one. It seems impervious to Michigan's harsh winter and strong summer sun.It looks like it's newly painted after 6 years. There is no fading, no peeling and no cracks. No other brand will ever go on the exterior of my house again. As far as the interior Duration goes, it's probably not worth the higher coast. But on the exterior I couldn't be happier.