Exterior Paint - Acrylic Latex vs. Polyurethane?


Old 07-01-03, 04:04 AM
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Question Exterior Paint - Acrylic Latex vs. Polyurethane?

I have narrowed my choice of exterior paint for my horizontal cedar lap sided house down to
Sears Weatherbeater Satin (sale @ $9.99 gallon, Acrylic Latex)
Sears Weatherbeater Ultra Satin (sale @ $19.99 gallon, Polyurethane Acrylic).

What is the real difference between these paints and is twice the price worth buying the Ultra Polyurethane?

I just got done finishing a two coat paint job on my mothers wood sided home and it looks and covers great with the cheaper of the two.

Any help would be appreciated. THANKS!!!
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Old 07-01-03, 08:39 AM
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There is practically no information available on the internet for Sears paints. Most of what I have learned about polyurethane acrylic paints shows them for industrial uses.

The rule of thumb is that a properly prepared surface painted with two coats of top quality paint should take care of what you need. You should get ten years out of most any of the top of the line paints.

Maybe someone else will come along with some current information about the use of polyurethane acrylic paint on houses.

Hope this helps.
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