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Our Sustainability Mission: Sherwin-Williams is committed to being a recognized leader in the development of sustainable processes, products and activities that preserve natural resources, protect the environment, and contribute to social improvement. This commitment to environmental responsibility helped earn the company the 2011 EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. We believe the optimal green coating should do two things: minimize the impact on air quality and deliver maximum performance. To that end, the company developed the GreenSure symbol to help professionals identify the products that meet the highest green coating standards. Products that carry the GreenSure designation offer maximum performance, long-term durability and were designed and manufactured taking steps to reduce environmental impact and to meet or exceed themost stringent regulatory requirements. For more information on the GreenSure standards, visit www.greensure.com.



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Sherwin-Williams is dedicated to developing and implementing ways to lessen impact on the environment. Relying on the excellent innovation Sherwin-Williams is known for, the company continues to develop coating options that deliver maximum performance and meet the most stringent volatile organic compound (VOC) requirements, as well as institute practices that reduce waste and improve efficiencies in manufacturing and distribution. Sherwin-Williams earned the 2011 EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award in recognition of a new acrylic alkyd paint formulation that utilizes soybean oil and recycled plastic bottles (PET) in the substantial reduction of VOCs  

GreenGuard Certification
Many Sherwin-Williams products including Harmony Interior Paint and Emerald Interior Paint are Indoor Air Quality certified as well as certified for Children & Schools by the GreenGuard Environmental Institute. Tested according to rigid GreenGuard Certification standards for low chemical emissions during use, the certified Sherwin-Williams coatings are found to have minimal impact on indoor air quality during usage. To learn more, visit greenguard.org.

GreenSure Symbol
Virtually all products impact the environment, but Sherwin-Williams developed the GreenSure indication to help professionals identify high performing products that are designed and manufactured taking steps to reduce environmental impact and to meet or exceed the most stringent regulatory requirements. For details on what steps we've taken and for more information on products such as Duration Home Interior Paint and ProMar 200 Zero VOC Paint, visit swgreensure.com.  



Sherwin-Williams offers the most comprehensive line of coatings to comply with environmental regulations set forth by a variety of organizations, including the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system, GreenGuard Environmental Institute, Collaborative for High Performance Schools, Green Guide for Healthcare, National Association of Home Builders, Master Painters Institute, California Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Ozone Transport Commission and the Canadian Green Building Council.

Sherwin-Williams offers professionals extensive resources to use when planning building projects, each adhering to the most stringent requirements at swspecs.com. Resources include coating specifications, updated VOC regulations and certification guidelines, along with a complete and continuously updated LEED and VOC Coatings Reference Guide.


Sherwin-Williams recently introduced six innovative products:

Harmony Zero VOC Paint
Sherwin-Williams enhanced Harmony Paint helps promote better indoor air quality with Formaldehyde Reducing Technology, reducing airborne concentrations of formaldehyde and other aldehydes. This enhanced formula is available in flat and eg-shel sheens and helps reduce the levels of VOCs from potential sources like insulation, carpet, cabinets, fabrics and other building materials. Harmony also contains Odor Eliminating Technology, which helps minimize common indoor odors.

Harmony Paint delivers great hide and a durable finish that can withstand frequent washings and its anti-microbial agents inhibit the growth of mildew on the paint surface.  

Emerald Paints         
Designed to meet the high standards for beauty and revolutionary technology, Emerald Paints provide best-in-class overall performance on some of the most ambitious projects where durability is critical. Emerald Paints are suitable for a wide range of residential and commercial applications, from hotels, to offices, to home interiors. Emerald Exterior Paint was even used to refurbish the 90-year-old Hollywood Sign, enabling it to withstand the elements for years to come.

  • Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint provides exceptional washability and hide. It has anti-microbial agents that inhibit the growth of mold and mildew on the paint surface
  • Emerald Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint provides extreme resistance to blistering, peeling, chalking, fading, and dirt pick-up.  It also provides a mildew-resistant coating.
  • Emerald Paints, along with all Sherwin-Williams waterbased and latex coatings, are tinted with ColorCast EcoToner® colorants, which do not add to the VOC content of any coating when tinted

Dry Erase Coating
Easily applied to virtually any interior substrate and over any color, professionals can create versatile dry erase boards with a durable, clear gloss that wipes clean, without ghosting. Formulated exclusively for professional paint contractors, Dry Erase Coating, is ideal for use in nurse stations, operating rooms, patients’ rooms, kids’ play areas, along with meeting rooms and lecture halls. 

TuffWall Finish
A quick-to-apply, stays-where-sprayed, 100 percent acrylic interior coating, TuffWall Finish clings to walls until it is knocked down to the desired texture. Meeting the most stringent VOC regulations, TuffWall stands out from the competition as it can be applied by airless spray to provide a smooth base coat, taking a level four drywall finish to a level five base coat. It can be tinted to hundreds of custom colors. It is also 100 percent acrylic and has anti-microbial agents that inhibit the growth of mold and mildew on the paint surface.

PrimeRx Peel Bonding Primer
Sherwin-Williams PrimeRx Peel Bonding Primer is for professionals who deal with alligatored or peeling exterior coatings. It seals and bonds tightly, resulting in a more even finish after topcoating compared to traditional primers. Whether it’s wood, masonry, stucco, hardboards or chalky surfaces, PrimeRx Peel Bonding Primer:

  • Helps complete a job faster with less sanding and scraping      
  • Goes on milky-white for ease of application and dries clear
  • Delivers high build with excellent filling and bonding characteristics
  • Meets the most stringent VOC regulations

Loxon Conditioner
This patented acrylic formula delivers exceptional resistance to alkali, enhanced efflorescence resistance, great adhesion and fast cure time. Loxon Conditioner, with high pH resistance, will bond light chalk and dusting concrete and is especially useful where the existing topcoat has deteriorated over time, or as a sealer for new construction.





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