Based on feedback from homeowners, contractors and experts, the best exterior paint is Sherwin Williams Duration, according to ConsumerSearch. It's more expensive than others, but using it saves money in the long run because it's highly durable.
Sherwin Williams Duration offers rapid drying times and excellent coverage, which means fewer coats are required to do the job, says ConsumerSearch. Duration doesn't fade over time, resists cracking and comes with a lifetime warranty that covers peeling and blistering. Experts note that it's not the best at withstanding mildew and dirt. It's available in semigloss, flat and satin finishes, and all of these meet state and federal limits for volatile organic compounds, which are the harmful chemicals in paint fumes.