how much is a gallon of sherwin williams paint

How Much Is a Gallon of Sherwin Williams Paint?

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Brenda Nyawara

Brenda Nyawara is an editor at Archute. She is a graduate architect with a passion for edge-cutting ideas in design, fashion, art and modern world interests.
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When you have a painting project, it is good to understand where you can find some affordable, long-lasting, and colorful interior or exterior paints. Sherwin Williams is one of the finest paint brands with an extensive catalog of paints you can choose from. But, how much is a gallon of Sherwin Williams paint?

Any Sherwin Williams paint gallon costs between $38 to $115, but read on as we explore the various types of Sherwin Williams paints and their costs.

Sherwin Williams At a Glance

The Sherwin Williams company was founded in 1866. Today, they have over 4,800 stores in the USA and are available in over 120 countries. As a reputable paint brand, the company has garnered good ratings of 4.5/5 stars from 296 users on Consumer Affairs.

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It is easy to buy your paint from Sherwin Williams because they sell premium quality and somewhat affordable paints and categorize them to make it easy to choose. For example, Sherwin Williams paints are categorized by type of stain, color family, collection, and room.

The company sells two types of stains: interior paint and exterior paint. In terms of color family, you can choose whites, neutrals, reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, and purples. In addition, they also have different collections of paints that determine the paint quality and, thus, are priced differently. These are;

  • The Superpaint collection
  • The Emerald paint collection
  • The Duration paint collection
  • The Cashmere paint collection
  • The Captive paint collection
  • The Harmony paint collection

Besides the collections, you can buy your best Sherwin Williams paints using the rooms category. You can choose paint for your bedrooms, kitchen, living room, bathroom, office, and more. While it is easy to choose paint, the painter's puzzle is understanding how much paint you will need for each wall, which can ultimately affect your budget.

Thus, it is best to understand how much a gallon of Sherwin Williams paint costs. Let's explore how much a gallon of each Sherwin Williams paint collection costs and what factors contribute to different prices!

How Much Does Sherwin Williams Paint Cost?

When you are ready to buy Sherwin Williams paint, here is how much a gallon will cost.

1. Sherwin Williams interior paints

Here are the Sherwin Williams paint prices per gallon for all interior paints;

a) The Emerald paint line


The Emerald paints cost between $75 - $104 per gallon. This line is the most expensive Sherwin Williams paint, but it provides excellent coverage and is durable and washable. In addition, the paints in this line are mildew-resistant, thus making them ideal for many rooms, including the basement and bathroom. There are several offers in the Emerald line, including;

  1. The Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Designer Edition. Each gallon costs around $103.99. The paints are available in over 200 colors, different sheens/finishes, and bases.
  2. The Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex paint. This line costs around $81.49 per gallon. The category is a 2-in-1 primer and paint combo in different sheens and bases, and that comes in vibrant colors that are easy to wash and also stain-resistant.
  3. Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel. A gallon of this paint costs around $103.99. It is available in different colors, sheens, and bases. It is easy-to-apply in a few coats on your doors, windows, cabinets, and trims.

b) The Superpaint collection

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The Sherwin Williams Superpaint line has three interior paint products, ranging from $65 to $77 per gallon. The paints come in beautiful colors for high-hide finishes.

  1. SuperPaint interior acrylic latex. A gallon costs about $66.49. This interior paint comes in four sheens; flat, satin, semi-gloss, and velvet. You can also get a gallon with an HR white, Extra white, Deep, and Ultra Deep base.
  2. The SuperPaint interior latex with sanitizing technology is a Sherwin Williams paint with bacteria-fighting power. A gallon costs around $73.99, and the paint is available in a satin sheen and over 500 hues to choose from.
  3. SuperPaint Interior Acrylic with Air Purifying Technology. This Sherwin Williams paint costs $71.99 per gallon. The VOC formula in the paint will help keep your rooms fresh by purifying unwanted odors from different surfaces in the room.

c) The Cashmere interior acrylic latex paint

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The Cashmere Interior Acrylic Latex paint is easy to apply for a silky, non-reflective finish that is also easy to clean. A gallon of this paint costs around $66.49, and you can choose between five sheens and seven bases.

d) The Duration Interior acrylic latex paint


The Duration family has this $76.49 per gallon paint that you can use on all walls. The paint and primer combo will leave your walls clean with fewer coats applied, and it has antimicrobial features that prevent the growth of mold and mildew. It is also a high-hide paint, thus ideal for your high-traffic areas when you want to prevent stains and dirt. You can choose between flat, matte, semi-gloss, and satin sheens. The paint comes in different color options and five bases, including Extra white.

e) The Harmony Interior Acrylic Latex paint

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This Sherwin Williams paint is priced at $71.99 per gallon. It features a zero VOC formula that improves your room's air quality after application. The paint is designed to eliminate odors from carpets and other surfaces and contains powerful agents that prevent mold and mildew growth. You can choose a flat, Ex-gel, semi-gloss sheen and a Deep or Extra White base.

f) The captivate interior latex paint

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A gallon of the Captivate interior latex paint is priced at $41.99, making it the least expensive Sherwin Williams paint. The paint comes in three sheens; flat, semi-gloss, and satin sheen. In addition, you can choose between an Extra white, Deep, or Ultrdeep base. While you can get this paint at even lower prices with a discount, it gets mixed reviews in terms of quality.

2. Sherwin Williams Exterior Paints

Are you looking for the best exterior paints? Here are the prices for different Sherwin Williams exterior paints.

a) The Emerald line

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The premium Emerald line comes with durable and easily washable exterior paints.

  1. Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel. A gallon of this premium exterior paint costs around $103.99. The weather-proof paint is ideal for windows, doors, and trims and comes in five bases and three sheens.
  2. Emerald Rain Refresh Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint. This is the most expensive paint from Sherwin Williams, priced at around $115.49. However, it is a high-quality, self-cleaning paint designed for very wet conditions and remains UV and weather-resistant.
  3. Emerald Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint. A gallon of this paint costs around $93.99. The self-priming and weather-resistant paint also comes in different sheens and bases.

b) The Sherwin Williams SuperPaint Exterior Acrylic Latex

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If you need to paint outdoors, you need weather-resistant paint that does not flake, peel or fade when exposed to elements. The Sherwin Williams SuperPaint exterior acrylic latex paint is designed for varying weather conditions, from cold to humid and hot. It is designed with an advanced acrylic resin technology that makes it adhesive and fade, mildew, and dirt-resistant.

A gallon of this paint costs around $69.49. It is available in different colors, hues, sheens, and bases. It is a mid-tier Sherwin Williams paint in terms of cost, and you will only need to apply a few paint coats to achieve the best finish.

c) The Sherwin Williams FlexTemp Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint

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Painting in extreme temperatures exposes you to problems with paint adhesion, and any typical paint may not hold up for very long after application. Luckily, Sherwin Williams sells this FlexTemp paint designed for those extreme temperatures between 35° F to 120° F. The paint guarantees excellent adhesion and longevity. In addition, you can tint it with the company's Vinyl paints to make it even more weather-resistant.

A gallon of the Sherwin Williams FlexTemp paint costs around $82.59. You have a range of colors to choose from on top of three shins and three bases.

d) The Sherwin Williams A-100 Exterior Latex Paint

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The A-100 latex paint is the cheapest Sherwin Williams exterior paint. Coming at around $53.99, the paint is available in four sheens and six bases. However, unlike other paints in this review, the A-100 exterior latex paint only comes with a 15-year warranty. Still, you can expect it to offer superior durability for at least 10 years regardless of the weather conditions.

What Influences the Cost of Different Sherwin Williams Paints?

Sherwin Williams is arguably the most premium paint brand compared to Behr and Benjamin Moore Paint. However, their paint prices are not always on the high side. In our review, we have shared the list prices, but it is possible to get each gallon at a lower price with sales and other discounts. That said, here is why you may pay more for some types of interior and exterior paint lines from the company.

1. High-quality sheens or finishes

As you browse different paint offers from Sherwin Williams, you will notice each type comes in different sheens. The sheen is the paint finish that determines how luxurious your paint job will look when you paint. The company offers many finishes, including satin, semi-gloss, velvet, luster, matte, gloss, Eg-Shel, flat and pearl.

Different finishes also determine how long your paint job lasts after exposure to elements. When buying, it may be important to remember that the most expensive sheen offers the most shine, thus durability and easy cleaning. However, if you are not looking for these features, it may be best to choose a lower-quality sheen that you can repaint after a few years.

2. Paint features

While you can choose from hundreds of colors and hues when you purchase Sherwin Williams paint, the extra features that guarantee paint longevity and improve your spaces also influence the price. For instance, some of the most expensive paints from this company come with extra features like mildew resistance, air-purifying technology, and sanitizing technology.

Since these features improve the quality of the paint, you may have to pay more per gallon, but you will save more money in the long term. For example, if you have to paint a high-moisture area, it is better to choose an expensive mildew-resistant paint that you won't need to replace after a few months.

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Brenda Nyawara is an editor at Archute. She is a graduate architect with a passion for edge-cutting ideas in design, fashion, art and modern world interests.
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