What features and capabilities to look for in today’s waterborne alkyd contenders
If you’re looking for a new durable go-to trim paint, the decision is more difficult than ever with a new generation of waterborne alkyds from Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore and now, BEHR. All three offering incredible performance and the widest set of features ever before seen in a waterborne, or to be half technical – an alkyd. But, inevitably, each brings its own unique strengths and weaknesses.
ON THE SHELF
Three surprisingly capable paints, Benjamin Moore Advance Waterborne Interior Alkyd vs Sherwin Williams ProClassic Acrylic/Alkyd vs BEHR, but, is it time to switch? What better way to determine the performance victor than by letting these three duke it out in various categories.
On one side is Benjamin Moore, the self proclaimed masters of low-VOC’s powered by their GENNEX waterborne colorant system providing VOC-free colorants. Advance is a true alkyd, not a hybrid with a low VOC content of less than 50 grams per liter.
On the other side is Sherwin Williams, also with low VOC content of less than 50 grams per liter and looking to score a comeback from its ridiculously difficult to use ProClassic Waterborne. When Sherwin Williams finally shipped ProClassic Waterborne – Alkyd almost 1 year ago, it managed to spark new interest from early ProClassic adopters and haters alike.
And now BEHR joined the mix.
Regardless, whether they come in as close calls or clear knock outs, the results of these alkyds will determine the paint you choose for your next project. Bring it!, shall we? See you next month with the results.
Also Shearer Painting discusses Sherwin Williams ProClassic vs Benjamin Moore ADVANCE