Top-Rated Portland Exterior Paint Brands

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High-Quality Paints • Custom-Made For The Pacific Northwest

You have many options in the Portland house painting market, and if you already have a paint brand you prefer—we can certainly accommodate those needs. That said, we do have a few paint products we recommend. These high-quality paints bring out the best of your home and have an exceptional lifespan above many other products we’ve tested.

Sherwin Williams (Emerald)



Although Sherwin Williams® is not a Portland paint brand, their stores are spread throughout all of Oregon, and they are a popular choice amongst top-rated Portland painting contractors.

Sherwin Williams Emerald Paint is an exterior and interior acrylic latex paint renowned for its stain-blocking technology. It’s considered best-in-class for performance in the stain-blocking category. Sherwin Williams Emerald paint is especially useful on lighter walls or ones that tend to get messier than the rest of your home.

The stain-blocking technology stops stains from penetrating, practically eliminating water streaking, scuff marks, spotting, and just about anything else. Emerald has a reasonable coverage rate that can even go over a darker color; how many paint brands can offer that?

This interior paint and primer in one contain anti-microbial agents* that inhibit the growth of mold and mildew on the paint surface and transform walls with a beautiful finish that speaks for itself.

*This product contains agents which inhibit the growth of mold and mildew on the surface of this paint film.
Sherwin Williams (SuperPaint)



Sherwin Williams SuperPaint® stands out for several reasons. First, it offers exceptional coverage for both dark and light surfaces. Additionally, SuperPaint demonstrates impressive durability and resistance to fading under sunlight. In terms of stain removal, it’s superior to other brands.

Finally, SuperPaint has low VOC levels, minimizing the presence of harmful compounds and reducing the typical “new paint smell.” Choose Sherwin Williams SuperPaint for the best results in painting your Portland home.

Count on SuperPaint Exterior Acrylic Latex to deliver outstanding performance and protect against the elements. Cold and frosty or hot and humid—this formula goes on smooth and resists fading and peeling.

And thanks to its advanced acrylic resin technology, you’ll enjoy outstanding adhesion and color retention. SuperPaint offers a dirt-resistant and mildew-resistant coating.

Miller Paint (Evolution)

Miller Paint


Miller Paint® was founded in 1890 by Ernest Miller, who arrived in Portland from Germany in 1885. Miller started painting houses on the side and was unhappy with the paintings available at the time—believing the quality did not meet the demands of the Pacific Northwest weather. Miller Paint has done an excellent job creating the Evolution. It is a perfect interior paint for color, intensity, and texture.

Evolution Exterior is Miller Paint’s most technologically-advanced, high-quality paint with over 130 years of expertise. A pure acrylic co-polymer resin system offers prolonged adhesion, superior coverage, and long-lasting durability. It provides early moisture resistance, enhanced UV protection, and a flexible, fade-resistant finish.

The Evolution series also boasts many unique, high-quality finishes in various modern colors. When choosing paint, the artist in you will adore all the rich textures and smooth coating that Miller Paint offers. Miller Paint is committed to making premium paints formulated specifically for the Pacific Northwest. Manufactured in Portland since 1890, Miller Paint is an employee-owned company with stores throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Rodda Paint (Horizon)

Rodda Paint


Rodda Horizon is one of the earliest Portland paint brands to perfect a ‘green’ or environmentally friendly paint product. It boasts no VOCs for its interior paint and extremely low VOCs for its exterior paint.

However, the real question is, how does it perform? Review after review (and our testing) have shown that this high-quality paint stands the test of time, goes on smooth and thick with a better-than-average coverage rate, and does it all with almost no odor whatsoever.

If using quality paint that focuses on being environmentally friendly is important, look no further than Rodda Horizon.

Deep Roots in The Portland Painting Community

  • In 1948, Rodda Paint purchased the Macadam Avenue Paint factory, which remained the sole manufacturing facility for 32 years, manufacturing Paints and Coatings for the expanding number of Corporate Stores.
  • By 1952, Rodda Paint had opened its first Store on Portland’s Eastside.
  • In 1960, Rodda Paint opened its 3rd store in Medford.

Portland Exterior House Painting Contractor

We are a licensed, bonded, and insured exterior paint contractor based in Portland, with a satellite office in Lake Oswego. We also service Salem, The Oregon Coast, Vancouver, and Seattle. SFW Painting is one of the few certified lead renovation contractors in the region, and we are very good at what we do. If your home needs lead paint removed, we’re the ones you call. In fact, many of our competitors contact us when they run into lead paint because they are not certified or lack the skills to remove and encapsulate lead paint safely.