Product Review: Sherwin Williams SnapDry Interior/Exterior Acrylic Paint

Often I find, when you paint exterior front doors, it takes 2-4 hours for the paint to dry and several weeks to cure. When you shut the front door after your average paint dries, there is always the fear that the new paint you just applied may release where the door meets vinyl weather stripping.snapdrycan

Last summer, Sherwin Williams introduced a new fast-drying paint called SnapDry. I tried this paint on my own front door and it did dry in close to an 1 hour as advertised.  I also had no problem with paint releasing when it touched the doors’ weather stripping.

Another benefit of this paint is that it’s designed to be resistant to UV rays and weathering. I hope that claim holds true since I get a lot of sun on my front door.

The only issue that I found with SnapDry was that if you went back to areas you painted already that no longer had a wet edge, brush marks would become visible. So it’s extremely important to follow the Sherwin Williams instructions on which areas to paint first on your door especially if you have a paneled door like the one below and not a flat door.

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SnapDry is available at Sherwin Williams in quarts and gallons. It comes in a variety of colors and is semi-gloss.

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Paint Shield, a Major Innovation in Painting

My kids were always active in high school sports from swim teams to lacrosse. School locker rooms are a damp and steamy place, a perfect breeding ground for bacteria such as Staphylococcus and MRSA. The spread of bacteria from child to child can happen so easily.

This past fall, Sherwin Williams introduced a new paint called Paint Shield interior latex which is designed to kill harmful bacteria. This new EPA-registered microbicidal paint is found to eliminate 99.9% of Staph, MRAS, E. coli within 2 hours of exposure on painted surfaces. It also is found to kill 90% of these specific bacteria up to 4 years later no matter how much contaminants touch the surface or how many times its been cleaned


There is no other paint product like it on the market. If you are a school, daycare, doctor’s office, veterinary clinic, nursing home, etc. this product should be your new go-to choice for your next painting project.  The directions from Sherwin Williams requires two coats of Paint Shield over a primer for new construction or two coats of paint over previously painted sound surfaces.  It will be available nationwide beginning 2017 and come in 550 colors.

If you are interested in learning more about Sherwin Williams Paint Shield or scheduling as estimate to get your facility painted with this new bacteria killing paint product, call O’Connor’s Painting Service at 301- 963-4226.