Best Exterior Paints From Consumer Reports' Tests
We tested paints from Behr, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, and others. These finishes last longest and resist grime the best.
Exterior paints have improved significantly over the past several years. In the past, very few formulas would be aesthetically intact after nine years, mainly because they begin to crack. Today, most paints resist cracking and fading so well that they could last longer than a decade.
Still, there are considerable differences among the 16 products in Consumer Reports’ exterior paint ratings.