C2 Exterior paint has incredible adhesion, color retention, and gloss retention. Apply one coat of C3000 Exterior Primer and two coats of C2 Exterior latex paint and your paint job will last way longer than any other house on the block.
And if you prefer a satin finish, we are happy to report that you won’t even need to use a primer. C2’s Direct to Substrate Satin has been designed to adhere directly to exterior surfaces, making it an excellent choice for aluminum and vinyl siding.
🏆 C2 Exterior is our best selling exterior siding, trim, and door paint. C2 Exterior Direct-to-Substrate Satin is our staff pick for best exterior paint.
C2 Exterior on siding: Most customers choose eggshell finish but some choose matte finish.
C2 Exterior on trim: Most customers choose semi-gloss finish. For direct-to-substrate applications without a primer, choose satin finish.
Help With Sheen
A paint’s sheen is its level of gloss or shine. Generally speaking, flatter finishes tend to hide imperfections better and glossier finishes tend to be more durable.
Interior Paint Sheens
Flat (0-5% sheen) - Ideal for less-than-perfect surfaces, low-traffic areas, and places where lack of gloss is desired, such as ceilings.
Matte (5-15% sheen) - For walls with imperfections and low-traffic areas.
Eggshell (15-25% sheen) - The most common wall finish, a balanced sheen that hides some imperfections but is easy to keep clean.
Satin (25-45% sheen) - Most commonly used on trim and high-traffic walls. Durable and easily washable.
Semi-gloss (45-65% sheen) - Used on trim, doors, and cabinets. Very durable.
Gloss ( 65-85% sheen) - A mirror-like finish, often used on doors, cabinets, furniture, and accent areas.
Exterior Paint Sheens
Matte (5-15% sheen) - Used on shingles and siding, especially in areas with imperfections.
Eggshell (15-25% sheen) - Used on shingles and siding.
Satin (25-45% sheen) - Used on trim and doors.
Semi-gloss (45-65% sheen) - Used on trim and doors.
Gloss (45-65% sheen) - Used on front doors.
Paint Quantity Calculator
1 gallon of paint will cover ~400 sq ft. Whereas 1 quart of paint will cover ~100 sq ft. To get a rough estimate of how much paint you will need, run through these steps:
1. Add together the length of each wall.
2. Multiply the sum of the wall length by the height of the wall to 3. find the total square footage of your room.
4. Subtract 20 square feet for each door and 10 square feet for each window.
5. Multiply that final room square footage number by 2 to get the total square footage for 2 coats of paint.
6. Divide the number by 400 (gallon = 400 sq ft) to determine the number of gallons you need to purchase for 2 coats of paint.