Should you buy Sherwin Williams Cashmere? 2022

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Sherwin Williams Cashmere

Sherwin Williams Cashmere is a good quality interior paint. It is water-based and used mainly for the interior of homes. It is one of Sherwin Williams most popular products and has been around for decades. 

I have used this product many times myself. I was unable to find much information online about the product, and decided to share my experiences with it here. 

If you have found a can stored in your basement and want to know a little more about the product, this article is for you. 

Here, we will learn about:

  • Coverage
  • Application
  • Washability + Durability 
  • Sheen levels 
  • Price

Let’s jump in.

Coverage6/10
Application8/10
Washability + Durability6/10
Sheen Levels7/10
Price6/10

Coverage

Sherwin Williams Interior Cashmere covers pretty well. I have not heard of many instances where more than two coats were necessary. Personally, two coats have always worked for me. 

Superpaint is marketed as a ‘paint and primer in one’. This doesn’t mean this product should be painted right onto new drywall (I would still use a specific drywall primer for that), but it should help finish the job with fewer coats of paint. 

If you are painting a color similar to what is on the wall already, you shouldn’t need more than two coats. You might even be able to get away with one coat.

The only situations where two coats might not cut it, is a drastic color change or very vibrant colors such as bright yellows, reds, and greens. 

Sherwin Williams Cashmere does cost a little more than other products available, but it should also save you a lot of time. 

Application

painting cashmere

Is Cashmere easy to use? This paint is probably the best applying coating I have ever painted.  

It goes on buttery smooth with a brush, roller, or sprayer. If you have any experience painting, you shouldn’t have much of an issue with this product. 

Cashmere’s selling point is its easy application. The paint should glide off the brush and is self-leveling, so it won’t leave brush or roller streaks.

Washability and Durability

cashmere washability

Cashmere is a pretty washable paint. You should be able to wipe down the walls without seeing any kind of blemishes or marks from the wash cloth.  

As is typical with most paints, a higher sheen will be more washable. Low Lustre, the most common sheen for walls, is going to be pretty easy to keep clean. 

While Cashmere is pretty washable, it is not the most durable paint. You can wipe it down with a rag or paper towel pretty easily, but any serious scrubbing is going to take paint off and mark up the wall.

The durability and washability of Cashmere is going to be good enough for most circumstances. I would only worry for very high traffic areas, especially if an area of your wall gets marked up a lot. 

For those areas, a paint with more durability is probably going to be a better choice. 

Sheen Levels

Sheen of Cashmere paint

Cashmere has all the typical sheens you would expect. It starts with flat enamel, then pearl, eg-shel, low lustre, and medium lustre.  

Cashmere sheens differ slightly from other products. The flat enamel has a slight shine, so it isn’t a true flat. Low lustre, Cashmere’s equivalent to satin, has a slightly higher shine than a typical satin sheen.

Flat and Low Lustre are the most common for walls and Medium Lustre is used frequently on trim and doors (although I would use an enamel, like Proclassic for trim and doors). 

Price

At this time, Sherwin Williams Cashmere starts at $66.49 for a one gallon bucket. This has increased about 5% every year for the last couple of years because of material shortages and difficulties with COVID. 

$66.49 is pretty high to pay for a gallon of paint, especially if you need five or six gallons to finish the job. Sherwin Williams runs frequent sales that range from 35%-40% and I would wait until one of those is running. It could end up saving you a lot of money. 

In Conclusion…

Sherwin Williams Cashmere is a good quality paint that will meet the needs of most homeowners. While it isn’t top of the line, its coverage and ease of use will make most customers happy.

I would have no problem using Cashmere at home. If you have young kids or a couple rowdy pets, stepping up to Duration or Emerald might not be a bad idea. 

They are both more expensive than Cashmere, but will hold up better in the long run if durability is something you’re worried about for your own home. 

FAQ

What is better, Duration or Cashmere?

Interior Duration is a higher quality product than Cashmere. It will cover better and is more durable. Cashmere beats Duration in ease of use, but that is about it.

How long does it take Sherwin Williams Cashmere to dry?

Cashmere will be dry to the touch in about an hour and you can apply a second coat after about 4 hours at room temperature. It will fully cure in about 14 days.

Is Cashmere paint washable?

Yes, Cashmere is washable.

What finishes does Cashmere paint come in?

Cashmere comes in flat, low lustre, eg-shel, pearl, and medium lustre.

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I have spent the last ten years working in various positions within the painting industry. I worked as a painter doing residential and commercial work for a couple of years, and then transitioned to working for the largest paint retailer in the world upon graduation from college.

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