Exterior Paint for the Shingles

About 10 years ago Charlie painted the exterior of the house.

"Siding in a Can" by Duron has been a good product for us but is no longer available.
“Siding in a Can” by Duron has been a good product for us but is no longer available.

At that time Duron was my go-to paint source so we used Duron’s “Siding in a Can”.  It has held up beautifully.

Here is the exterior paint rating chart from ConsumerReports.org.
Here is the exterior paint rating chart from ConsumerReports.org.

Duron has since been swallowed up by Sherwin-Williams so I went to my old stand by, Consumer Reports*, to see what they are recommending for exterior paints.

Clark and Kensington is sold at Ace Hardware.
Clark and Kensington is sold at Ace Hardware.

Their top 2 exterior paints are Behr Plus Ultra Exterior and Clark and Kensington exterior.

Sandy Hook Gray by Benjamin Moore
Sandy Hook Gray by Benjamin Moore

I have chosen the Benjamin Moore color “Sandy Hook Gray” which I’m hoping I can have mixed in  the Clark and Kensington formula otherwise I’ll have to choose something close from their color swatches.

The Glade before painting.
The Glade before painting.
The Glade colorized at the Benjamin Moore site.
The Glade colorized at the Benjamin Moore site.

By the way Benjamin Moore has a paint tool  which I found easier to use than others I had tried.

The west side of the house is most visible from the street.
The west side of the house is most visible from the street.
Paint first then landscaping.
Paint first then landscaping.

I can’t wait until we paint we’ve painted.

* I have free online access to Consumer Reports through my local public library card.

Do you have a favorite exterior paint to try? Or to stay away from?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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