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Emerald® Interior/Exterior Waterbased Urethane Trim Enamel

By on February 19, 2017 in Product Feedback with 4 Comments

Sherwin-Williams has expanded the Emerald family of products, its finest interior and exterior paints, with the new Emerald® Interior/Exterior Waterbased Urethane Trim Enamel. It’s perfect for cabinet, door and trim projects where hardness, adhesion and durability are primary considerations. Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel delivers the look and feel of an oil-based enamel with the convenience of a waterbased formula. Not only does it perform well inside, it has excellent color and gloss retention for exterior applications. The new product will be available in the first quarter of 2017.

Source: Sherwin Williams Press Release

Let us know what you think if you have used it!


Emerald urethane Trim Enamel

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My take on the new Emerald Urethane trim Enamel paint. I've used it twice now on cabinets, but, only in light colors. Comparing it to Pro classic; I can tell it's more durable, does not sag as readily, and it has a nice finishing coat like an oil based product. The urethane makes it suitable for exterior as well. (Basically it's pro industrial WB alkyd urethane.) I strongly believe it's way overpriced though, and the dry time is a little long than the pro classic, which makes it hard for a quick turn-around. Which is why I docked it a star. All-in-all it's a great paint, but I'm definitely not ready to make the switch from PC. (Will consider when I can get it for much cheaper).

Emerald® Interior

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Found the product easy to apply, covered well
emeraldtrim Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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  1. Daniel adames says:

    Will try this product

  2. sean says:

    Shelf price?????

  3. Just painted our closet with this (solid wood, we built it – not one of those boxed closets, I wouldn’t paint over that). It seems all right. My biggest concern is curing time. The girl at the Sherwin Williams counter said to wait seven days before putting anything on it. If that’s the case then it really should say SOMETHING to that effect on the label or documents online. I couldn’t find anything. We’re playing it safe and waiting the week but I’m surprised that bit of information was left out if it’s so important.

    Oh and a side note – we received this as an upgrade because the paint we wanted wasn’t available. I did see the price online – $86. I’m not a professional painter but I’ve painted many things (furniture, walls, trim, closets) and if I wouldn’t pay full price for this. I’ve bought BEHR paint with a primer that does just as well for half of that price. But like I said, I’m no professional – that’s just my opinion.

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