As a high end painting company in Atlanta, we like to use the best quality paints and coatings on our projects. Part of using the best products is always trying and testing new products. Sherwin Williams helps this process by giving us demo products to use and provide professional feedback.
Today, we are reviewing Sherwin Williams’ Eminence. Eminence is a high performance, interior ceiling paint.
We used to use ProMar 200 flat on ceilings until recently, when the 0-VOC reformulation rendered a flat with high angular sheen. Having any sheen associated with your ceiling is asking for trouble due to the typically mediocre drywall work on ceiling.
Choosing the “right” ceiling paint can be challenging. You don’t need any durability because ceilings get no traffic. Your first instinct is “get the cheapest flat paint they have.” This can cause problems because the cheap paints look cheap and have an ugly finish.
So what do you do?
Eminence is an acrylic latex paint which gives it low-VOC and water clean up properties. It comes in a clean, bright white. Eminence is a thick, sticky paint that prevents it from misting paint all over the painter and floor.
Upon drying, Eminence reveals an exceptionally smooth and flat finish. This finish does a fantastic job hiding tapes lines and other substrate imperfections common with ceilings.
Eminence’s only drawback is it’s perceived cost. We painters are used to getting our ceiling paint cheap; like $10/gallon. When you pay nearly $30/gallon for ceiling paint, it is tough to swallow. However, the finished product speaks for itself so I guess we must revert to the old adage, “you get what you pay for.”
The Verdict for Eminence high performance ceiling paint is…Awesome!
I love this product, my painters love this product, and most importantly, my clients love this product. Eminence’s ease of application and outstanding performance makes it worth the extra money it costs. Hopefully, Sherwin Williams will give us some special pricing after reading how much GreenWave Solutions loves their Eminence coating.
Right, Johnny? 😉
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