I love Sherwin-Williams paint but it is expensive! However, I do believe it is worth it to pay more for good paint. When you buy high quality paint you end up using less paint, the paint lasts longer, and it has better coverage than cheaper brands.
Over the past 25+ years of painting rooms (I have an obsession), I’ve tried lots of different brands of paint but I always come back to Sherwin Williams. (Except for chalk paint- which SW doesn’t sell and I’m totally sold on Valspar chalkpaint- but that’s another post)
Previously, I would wait until Sherwin-Williams paint went on sale to purchase it. However I’ve learned a few tips to save money on my favorite paint and not always wait for a sale.
Typically when Sherwin-Williams paint goes on sale it is 30-40% off the regular price. I prefer shopping at the Sherwin Williams paint store because I love their customer service. Often attempting to buy paint at the big box stores means pressing the “customers assistance” button multiple times before actually interacting with a human.
Also if you shop at the same paint store, they have all the colors you’ve purchased in their system, which is convenient. I don’t always remember the colors I’ve used and I misplace the paint chips. (Or my kids have collected so many I can’t remember which shade of pink we used in their room)
But if you can’t wait for the paint to go on sale, here are some ways to save on my favorite, Sherwin-Williams paint.
Sign up for their mailing list on the website.
Their loyalty program is called Paint Perks and when you sign up you will receive a coupon for $10 off your $50 purchase. You also get special every day pricing and you will be notified of their sales.
Take advantage of the military discount.
Did you know Sherwin Williams offers a 15% discount for active duty military as well as their spouses, reservists, and retirees? Show your military ID to receive the discount. Unfortunately you cannot combine the military discount with the sales.
Buy during the sale, paint later.
My awesome sister shared this money saving tip with me. You can buy SW paint during the sale and then have it mixed at a later date when you are ready to paint.
If you know you will be doing some painting in the near future but aren’t sure what colors you are going to use, buy the paint when it goes on sale, then take it back to have it mixed when you are ready to paint.
Make sure you store the paint in a cool place (like a basement or interior closet). Paint does not store well in the heat.
Buy Sherwin-Williams paint at Lowe’s.
I cannot tell you how happy I was when I found out that Lowe’s sold Sherwin-Williams paint! Lowe’s offers Showcase, Ovation, Infinity, and Weather Shield Sherwin-Williams paint.
You have to shop at the Sherwin-Williams store to purchase Duration, Emerald, Cashmere, Harmony, or Super Paint.
Personally, I’ve used Ovation from Lowe’s and Duration from the Sherwin-Williams store and I think they are comparable. Ovation is paint with primer, so it goes on a bit thicker, (which is not my preference). However I feel the coverage of those two paints are comparable.
The Sherwin-Williams paint is less expensive at Lowe’s, and you can use a military discount if you have one, but you are limited in the choice of finishes.
I LOVE SW paint. For each of the three houses I’ve owned, every room has been painted with Sherwin-Williams paint. I typically wait for the sales, but when I want to redo a room over a weekend, I purchase my SW paint at Lowe’s.
Sherwin Williams Paint Colors in My Home
This color is a blue, gray, silver color. It is neutral, but clashed a bit with the Annie Sloan blue in my hutch.
Sherwin-Williams Sea Salt (painting in process) Can you believe I painted this room by myself!?!?
Sherwin Williams Sea Salt on the walls, Sealskin on the railing, Pure White on the trim and spindles.
Also, let’s talk for a hot minute about how I decided on a three day weekend to paint all.the.spindles. It might have been the worst idea I’ve ever had.
I didn’t think to count the spindles or take into account how much time it would take to complete this project. (I had over 200 spindles for those wondering…) I ended up hiring someone to finish the job because my daughter was getting married and I had a half finished railing and we were hosting 100 people at our house….
Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige
Super neutral beige color. I tried about six different shades of beige before settling on this one and I love it.
This is a gorgeous purple color for a little girl’s room!
Sherwin Williams Hubbard Squash
My current home is primarily gray, Sherwin-Williams Front Porch.
More painting tips you need to read before you get started!
- Easy way to experiment with paint color on your wall.
- How to remove paint from your carpet.
- Safely store leftover paint.
- How to paint kitchen cabinets.
Just this year I discovered Sherwin Williams paint and I am SO glad that I did! You are right about buying the paint on sale and then going back to have it colored when you are ready. Just that option by itself is well worth the extra money to me.