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Sherwin Williams Emerald Semi-Gloss

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
I never imagined that I would have such a streaking mess on my hands after painting today. I've always used high end paints. This was my first and last experience with Sherwin Williams paint. Streaks everywhere. Even after 3 coats. There is a definite quality is with the Emerald line.

Emerald/ S&W

★★★★☆
4 5 1
I give the paint either 4 or 5 stars. I painted interior walls that had not been painted since the Owner first bought the home. Beautiful Home, expense Home, Cream of the Crop Area, now I am going with a Cream of the Crop paint, paint held its own, went over a little darker color and did fine, one coat, was a little loose on the roller, yet covered great, better than a 30.00 a gallon paint, here is where is the rub, is it worth 50.00-70.00 dollars a can, not sure if color change was more can the paint still be a one coat paint, bottom line , Owner seems to be very pleased, this is how I measure everything. what is there?

Emerald

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Love It!/Hate it! The consistency of this paint varies greatly due to conditions that can't be predicted. Temperature and humidity can make or break an Emerald job due to the very swift dry times. I have used the same color on multiple projects with very different results. In general I love how it sprays woodwork but wouldn't use on large surface areas in direct sunlight, high heat or very low humidity.

emerald interion satin

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
list price was $70 per gallon. we did get a discount. i cut around all doors and woodwork first, then rolled paint on rest of room. where I cut with the brush was still highly visible. went over with a brush again. same result. called sherwin williams and they said it was called "picture framing" and had something to do with the roller texture vs the brush. was told to go over brushed areas and then follow with a dry roller. Did as instructed and the shadow still showed though. That's three times the windows and doors were cut in with the same result. Been paining for over 40 years. Never had this happen with any other brand of paint. Will never buy Sherwin Williams paint again and tell anyone who will listen not to either. I also am friends with three home builders who use private painting contractors. I will also advise them to not have their painters to use Sherwin Williams paint as the formula must have been altered and it is terrible.

Sherwin-Williams Emerald paint

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Worst paint on the market. I'm not sure if this is some prank by Sherwin-Williams to sell this garbage for 60 plus dollars a gallon. We lost a lot of Labor and money using this crap product, go Benjamin Moore Aura

Emerald/ S&W

★★★★★
5 5 1
Very good paint, I had painted the home for first time with Superpaint, which is a very good paint, yet Emarald is better, kinda like Duration, yet flows a lot better. Very Satisfied Customer/ PrimeTime Paiting.

Emerald

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
This is the worst paint that I have used , the coverage suck , it's like using colored water . This paint doesn't deserve any stars

emerald interior paint

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Ghastly! I asked for VOC free (or low VOC) paint and was sold this paint which I nearly died from, it is so loaded with noxious out-gassing chemicals- far worse than ordinary latex. How can they claim this paint is VOC free or even low? They don't care at all what they do to people, just as long as they get their money. This paint should be taken off thee market. I wouldn't have given it even one star but the site requires picking stars.

Emerald exterior

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
You would think that 65$ per gallon paint is like gold in a can...don't be fooled by high price paint and think that it's the best...3 coats painting white over white...dries before it even comes off the brush leaving ropey brush marks..also added latex extender..I am a professional painting contractor and will never use this product again...it's a gimmick.dont fall for it

Emerald semi-gloss

★★☆☆☆
2 5 1
Terrible coverage. Needed 3 applications to get uniformity. What has happened to SW paint ? Used to be great.

Emerald Satin

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Horrible, peeling in areas, brush and roller marks, coverage is so uneven.

Emerald

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Horrible! We painted our family room and it streaked, not one coat coverage and it smelled awful. I had to give this a one star because you can't give negative stars. I want our money back!!

Emerald Paint

★★★★★
5 5 1
Surprised at all the bad reviews... This paint is beautiful and rich and left virtually no odor. I couldn't be happier! My building painter (I live in a luxury apartment and he does a LOT of painting) said it is very high quality and beautiful.

emerald semi gloss interior

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
I have been painting for thirty years. This is the worst paint ever, doesn't level, doesn't do anything right. It shows every angle and direction of the roller once dry. It's like liquid plastic, doesn't even look like paint. I'm going back to Super and Pro Classic. I lost my shirt today because of this overpriced bullshit.

Emerald Interior Satin

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Worst paint I ever used. Allowed 1st coat to dry 24 hrs, then rolled second coat. 30 minutes later, large blisters formed, I could peel both coats of Emerald from the wall in large sheets. Sales guy says I must have done something wrong. I've been painting 40 yrs and never had this happen. I have used SWP since the 70's but I now am switching to BM. The only reason I am giving it 1 star is because I can't give negative stars.

Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex

★★★★★
5 5 1
We have painted our interior completely using this product and couldn't be more happy. The coverage was more than stated, it dried quickly, there was no smell. And the personnel who helped us at the local store were great, too.

SW Emerald

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Horrible. 3 coats and it still shows through. Worst SW product I ever bought.

Emeraid

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
This paint is the worst paint i have ever use, took me 4 coats to cover the walls and it could have used another coat, for $60 a gallon they can keep it. This don't even deserve 1 star

emerald matte

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
We used this product for the first time. Never again. We applied matte finish over SW super paint flat. Same color. First coat really soaked in. Understandable. Second coat flashed, showed every roller and brush mark, and looked like different colors in all the cut in areas. After complaining to my rep. I got 4 more gallons free. After the 3rd coat, it looked worst. Never had this problem with any other SW paints, or Behr.

SW emerald

★★★★★
5 5 1
I don't get the negative reviews !! It's the best paint I've ever used. It covered very dry new drywall( that had been barely painted poorly once ) in one coat. No running, little odor. Looks gorgeous everywhere in several different shades . My excellent painter recommended it but I am painting until he's awailable.

Sherwin-Williams Emerald

★★★★★
5 5 1
From a real pro...I was extremely skeptical when a client requested Emerald by SW. I used interior Matte and Satin....both excellent coverage. Actually surprised me. Have since used in my own home. I have only used exterior Satin Emerald. Colors were bright and still covered in one coat! Again this was on my own house. Don't believe the haters. Emerald is well worth it...as is Benny Moore Aura. Both are great paints.

Emerald

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
I used Sherwin Williams paint when I rebuilt my house 7 years ago. I have been using pro-classic for trims and duration for walls. We decided to repaint one of the rooms and I was the Emerald is the new product and more superior. I found the coverage is extremely poor. I have to brush all the edging 3 times in order to fully cover. Roller I have to go over twice. This is not a one coat painting. Mind you the original color is a light white and I used the classic Ivory for the new paint. I used Matt finish and the touch is different from Duration. Disappointing.....

Sherwin Williams Emerald Exterior Gloss

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
I'm a professional painter and this is by far the worst paint I have ever used. It dried so fast on a not hot and not humid day that we had about 30 seconds open time. Paint dragged and streaked and did not self level at all. Poor coverage. Had sheen mismatch problem. We tried every trick in the book to make this work out and it didn't . Never use this again. Called the store and they said they never heard of problems with this paint...hmmm. There are certainly a lot of people here who do.

emerald matte and satin

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
What I can usually get done in two days has already taken four. Have NEVER had this problem before in over fifteen years. One room took five coats to get a solid finish.Think I will put painting process on yyoutube and compare to show difference for all the ones who want to say whoever is complaining about this paint does not know how to paint and also for all the ppl who will loose money and buy a poor product. By the way, the home I am painting now is a 1.2 million dollar home, you do not get jobs and steady work like this without being really good and serious about your work.

Sherwin Williams Emerald

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Bad coverage and finish. Awful smell that takes FOREVER to go away!

You Must Be Kidding! Awful!

★★☆☆☆
2 5 1
I'm a retired union painter and have used every type of paint you can imagine from latex flat to epoxy on large commercial jobs like NASA, and military government bases. I've also done a lot of new home construction. I purchased this paint since I decided to start painting a bedroom on a Sunday afternoon and the store is much closer than the Benjamin Moore store 25 miles away that I have been a patron of for over 25 years. Big mistake! I used two colors: One on an accent wall, and another on the rest. The accent wall is painted a dark navy, and the rest a creamy beige/gold. The main area paint went on well over a medium shade of taupe requiring only one coat. It has no visible sheen, no roller marks, brush marks, etc.. When I started the navy accent wall, the paint seemed very thin, and wasn't covering well at all. I had to go and buy more today since it didn't cover well, and spoke about it to the manager. He suggested their brand of polyester roller cover even though I had used the same thing in Wooster brand. I took the bait, and bought it. It really did help the application, but once the second coat dried you could see shiny roller marks, and very visible brush marks in the corners and everywhere else I cut in even though I was using a brand new Purdy brush meant for this type of paint. Needless to say I'm not happy this small job has turned into a 3 day project since tomorrow I will either roll on another coat, or give up and go back for a can of flat, depending on what the manager says when I call in the morning. Seriously, I have used Behr paint for customers who supplied their own that out performed this by a long shot. Next time I'll just wait until I can get to my regular BM store. With all of the driving back and forth to SW I'm doing, I've probably put on more miles than I would have going to BM. Not to mention all of my wasted time. What an ordeal. Lesson learned. I'm giving this product two stars based on the coverage on the taupe walls. I didn't think the cleanup was all that great. It really dries and sticks hard to even a plastic roller pan insert. What little I did get on my skin was hard to scrub off, too. Not sure this even deserves more than one star. Oh, well...

s***** pain

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
I'm a professional painter we spray A three tone for the first time with emerald the baseboard peeled the ceiling peeled the walls peeled and had a really strong older could not be in the house without a mask and then still had to open windows in every room after I was done un masking major major pain in my ass will never use it again and it took three coats of primer and three coats of emerald before it actually looks halfway decent

Terrible

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
This paint is absolutely terrible! I have just put on the 4th coat and the old color is streaking through!!! Very disappointed!!!! This was a waste of my time!!!

Good looking, durable finish. Low workability time.

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Pros: Matte gave a really nice looking finish quality. Finish seems hard, durable, and very scrubable. Excellent adhesion! Used the Satin over semi-gloss and stuck like crazy with no sanding of old paint. Could not scrape it off even after a couple hours. Semi-gloss also has excellent adhesion over old semi-gloss, again without sanding. The semi-gloss seems to have a softer, more rubbery feel than the matte did once cured, as per the fingernail press test. Cons: Biggest downside by far was a VERY short window of workability. All three finshes dry very quickly! You need to be very careful about rolling or brushing finishing strokes - more than about 3 minutes and it's already tacky and will not be wet-workable. Roll over after that and you've messed up the finish quality badly! Cleanup can also be a real pain. If it's on your hands for 5 minutes, you already have to use a scrub pad, or alcohol or acetone. Water and soap will not clean it off in that very short time.

Egg coloring

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
I put a lot of work into a wall for contrast. I have painted for many years . I truly believe that Emerald paint is for egg coloring. One good thing is easy cleanup. Cleans like rinsing water colors. Worst nightmare ever in all my years of painting.
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