Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint Guide

High End Aura Exterior Aura Grand Entrance
Best Choice When You want the finest exterior paint available providing exceptional fade-resistance, moisture protection and durability. You want a door and trim enamel that cures to a rich, lustrous and durable finish.
What Makes it GREAT? Color Lock Technology for superior fade resistance, easy application for rich, smooth finish, Outstanding durability prolongs the life of the paint, Mold and mildew resistant, limited lifetime warranty. Outstanding durability, easy smooth application. For interior and exterior use, available in thousands of colors, limited lifetime warranty.
Finishes Flat, Low Lustre, Satin, Semi-Gloss Satin, High-Gloss
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Premium Arborcoat Stain Regal Select Exterior Regal Select Exterior High-Build
Best Choice When You desire the best exterior stain protection available in an array of captivating colors. You need a durable exterior paint with superior adhesion and resistance to chalking. You want high-build exterior protection for added durability, hide and coverage.
What Makes it GREAT? Formulated with next-generation waterborne and oil-based technology, Superior UV protection. Resistant to stains, scuffs and mildew. Available in five opacities. Superior adhesion for difficult surfaces, Excellent flow and leveling for easy application, Mildew and fade resistant, Lifetime limited warranty. High-build formula for superior coverage and durability, Excellent flow and leveling for easy application. Mildew and fade resistant, Lifetime limited warranty.
Finishes Clear, Translucent, Semi Transparent, Semi Solid, Matte Solid, Ultra Flat Solid Flat, Low Lustre, Soft-Gloss Flat, Low Lustre, Soft-Gloss
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Standard Ben Exterior
Best Choice When You want a user-friendly premium exterior paint that's available at a great value.
What Makes it GREAT? Easy application with dependable performance, good coverage and durability, mildew and fade resistant, 25-year limited warranty.
Finishes Flat, Low Lustre, Soft-Gloss
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High-End Exterior Paints Available from Benjamin Moore

If you're looking for a high-end, high-quality exterior paint, Aura Exterior and the Aura Grand Entrance paints are exactly what you're looking for. Both of these are a fantastic choice for any homeowner. Find more out about each below.

Aura Exterior Paint

The Aura Exterior paint from Benjamin Moore comes with Color Lock Technology. This technology provides exceptional fade-resistance, moisture protection, and durability. When you use the Aura Exterior paint from Benjamin Moore, you'll be sure to have beautiful exterior paint color for years to come. Here are some of the benefits to using the Aura Exterior paint from Benjamin Moore:

  • Color Lock Technology for rich, long-lasting exterior paint colors
  • High build formula means fewer coats required for full coverage or to cover up any cracks
  • Incredible durability when it comes to the weather
  • Low-temperature application
  • Superior adhesion compared to other paints
  • Quick to dry, allowing for faster re-coat times
  • Mildew resistant
  • Self priming most of the time

Aura Grand Entrance

As made obvious by its name, the Aura Grand Entrance paint is best used when painting your interior or exterior doors and trim. The Aura Grand Entrance was designed to be used alongside the Aura Exterior paint, providing the highest quality paint to Benjamin Moore customers. If you're looking for long-lasting paint, this is exactly what you're looking for. Using Aura Exterior and Aura Grand Entrance in unison is a great way to increase the curb appeal of your home and give your front door the pop of color that it needs.

  • Exceptional fade-resistance
  • Moisture protection and durability
  • A door and trim enamel that cures to a rich, lustrous, and durable finish
  • Easy, smooth application

What Makes the Aura Exterior Paints GREAT?

Color Lock Technology for superior fade resistance, easy application for a rich, smooth finish, Outstanding durability prolongs the life of the paint, mold, and mildew resistant, limited lifetime warranty. Outstanding durability, easy smooth application. For interior and exterior use, available in thousands of colors, limited lifetime warranty.

What Finishes are the Aura Exterior Paints Available in?

Both paints are currently available in the following finishes are available from Benjamin Moore Paint:

  • Flat
  • Low Lustre
  • Satin
  • Semi-Gloss
  • Satin
  • High-Gloss

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Premium Exterior Paints Available from Benjamin Moore

If you're looking for a different kind of paint than what the Aura collection offers, consider their premium selections. Each one offers a different experience than the Aura collection. Be sure to keep reading to learn more!

Arborcoat Stain

The line of Arborcoat Stains available from Benjamin Moore are all excellent options when you're looking to enhance the texture and grain of an exterior wood surface on your home. They also offer fantastic protection from the elements, as well as mold and wood rot. Here are some of the features of the Arborcoat Stain line from Benjamin Moore:

  • Hides imperfections on wood surfaces
  • Suitable for use on all wood types
  • Offers UV protection
  • Resists staining and scuffs
  • Mildew-resistant

Depending on the finish that you choose, the Arborcoat Stain line from Benjamin Moore can come in thousands of different colors. You'll be sure to find a number of exterior paint colors to suit your desires. The finishes available in the Arborcoat Stain line are as follows:

  • Clear
  • Translucent
  • Semi Transparent
  • Semi Solid
  • Matte Solid
  • Ultra Flat Solid

Regal Select Exterior and Regal Select Exterior High-Build

If you're looking to spruce up your home's exterior with alkyd paint, the Regal Select Exterior paint line is what you're looking for. Because these are formulated with alkyd technology, they make any surface easy to coat. Choose these paints when you need a durable exterior paint with superior adhesion and resistance to chalking. The high-build exterior option provides added durability, hide, and coverage.

  • Superior adhesion for difficult surfaces
  • Excellent flow and leveling for easy application
  • Mildew and fade resistant
  • Lifetime limited warranty
  • High-build formula for superior coverage and durability
  • Excellent flow and leveling for easy application

The Regal Select line comes in the following finishes:

  • Flat
  • Low Lustre
  • Soft-Gloss

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Standard Exterior Paints Available from Benjamin Moore

Ben Exterior

Ben exterior is the best choice when you want a user-friendly premium exterior paint that's available at a great value. Check out the following features available from the Ben Exterior line:

  • Resists exposure to rain within 120 minutes of the first coat
  • Low-temperature application
  • Excellent flow and leveling
  • Great coverage and color retention
  • Mildew-resistant coating
  • Available in many exterior paint colors

Ben Exterior is available in the following finishes:

  • Flat
  • Low Lustre
  • Soft-Gloss

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Why Choose Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint?

Benjamin Moore's exterior paints deliver remarkable hide and rich colors that are fade resistant. They are specially formulated to withstand the harshest weather conditions and provide excellent resistance to peeling, cracking, and fading.

Benjamin Moore + Color Lock Technology

ColorLock® Technology is Benjamin Moore's revolutionary paint technology. Unique in the paint industry, it offers you truly rich colors that withstand the test of time.

How does it work?

A significant drawback of the traditional paint manufacturing process is how the colors bind together. The particles of colorants (yellow in color) stick loosely to the dispersion molecules (blue in color). These particles are not uniformly distributed in the paint structure. This leads to undesirable color changes after repeated UV radiation exposure from the sun, or when the painted surface is washed repeatedly.

Benjamin Moore's Color-Lock® technology solves this problem. It microscopically bonds the right color pigments to the paint for outstanding results. These color pigments become locked-into the paint film, creating the specific color capsules.

What is the Effect?

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Benjamin Moore External Paints FAQs

Is Benjamin Moore exterior paint good?

Benjamin Moore is a great exterior paint with a pallet of over 3,500 paint colors to choose from that can perfectly match your home and property.

What is the best outdoor Benjamin Moore exterior house paint?

Some of the best-selling Benjamin Moore exterior paints are Aura Exterior and Regal Select Exterior Paint. Both these paints come with a 25-year limited warranty which covers peeling, blistering, and weathering.

What is the best weather for painting outside?

The ideal weather for painting would be 77°F with little or no humidity. Unfortunately, we often can't wait until summer comes around. As long as you plan to avoid the rain (which can ruin a fresh coat of paint) and temperatures below 40°F, the weather shouldn't be a problem.

Is it better to roll or spray exterior paint?

Most professional painters prefer to use a roller (and a paintbrush) to paint outdoors. That's because a roller applies a thicker coat of paint and you don't need to worry about things like overspray.

Where can I find samples of Benjamin Moore External Paints?

You can find two types of paint samples in our paint store. We have Benjamin Moore 16oz Paint Color Samples, and also Peel-and-Stick samples for you to choose from.

In addition, our Benjamin Moore Paint Colors Guide features reviews of popular Benjamin Moore paints, including popular colors like Kendall Charcoal and White Dove.

Tips for Choosing the Right Exterior Paint Color

Be Aware of Undertones

When selecting paint for your house, you'll likely be after a timeless color. If that's the case, you'll have to be aware of the formula being used to create your paint. With neutral colors, more green used will result in green undertones, where are more blue being used will result in blue undertones, and so on and so forth. There are also ways to use this to your advantage. A slight green undertone will actually enhance any blue colored paint, as well.

Come into Our Stores for Samples and Advice

If you need help selecting paint, be sure to visit your local Ring's End location. Receive the latest inspiration and advice from any one of our associates. Our stores offer an unparalleled retail experience far beyond that of our competitors. Come in for one-on-one advice and guidance on all things paint-related. You'll be glad you did!

Aura Exterior

Best Choice When

You want the finest exterior paint available providing exceptional fade-resistance, moisture protection and durability.

What Makes it GREAT?

Color Lock Technology for superior fade resistance, Easy application for rich, smooth finish, Outstanding durability prolongs the life of the paint, Mold and mildew resistant, Lifetime limited warranty.

Finishes

Flat, Low Lustre, Satin, Semi-Gloss

Aura Grand Entrance

Best Choice When

You want a door and trim enamel that cures to a rich, lustrous and durable finish.

What Makes it GREAT?

Outstanding durability, Easy smooth application. For interior and exterior use, available in thousands of colors, Limited lifetime warranty.

Finishes

Satin, High-Gloss

Premium

Arborcoat Stain

Best Choice When

You desire the best exterior stain protection available in an array of captivating colors.

What Makes it GREAT?

Formulated with next-generation waterborne and oil-based technology, Superior UV protection. Resistant to stains, scuffs and mildew. Available in five opacities.

Finishes

Clear, Translucent, Semi Transparent, Semi Solid, Solid, Ultra Flat Solid

Regal Select Exterior

Best Choice When

You need a durable exterior paint with superior adhesion and resistance to chalking.

What Makes it GREAT?

Superior adhesion for difficult surfaces, Excellent flow and leveling for easy application, Mildew and fade resistant, Lifetime limited warranty.

Finishes

Flat, Low Lustre, Soft-Gloss

Regal Select Exterior High-Build

Best Choice When

You want high-build exterior protection for added durability, hide and coverage.

What Makes it GREAT?

High-build formula for superior coverage and durability, Excellent flow and leveling for easy application. Mildew and fade resistant, Lifetime limited warranty.

Finishes

Flat, Low Lustre, Soft-Gloss

Standard

Ben Exterior

Best Choice When

You want a user-friendly premium exterior paint that's available at a great value.

What Makes it GREAT?

Easy application with dependable performance, good coverage and durability, mildew and fade resistant, 25-year limited warranty.

Finishes

Flat, Low Lustre, Soft-Gloss

 

Why Choose Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint?

Benjamin Moore's exterior paints deliver remarkable hide and rich colors that are fade resistant. They are specially formulated to withstand the harshest weather conditions and provide excellent resistance to peeling, cracking, and fading.

Benjamin Moore + Color Lock Technology

ColorLock® Technology is Benjamin Moore's revolutionary paint technology. Unique in the paint industry, it offers you truly rich colors that withstand the test of time.

How does it work?

A significant drawback of the traditional paint manufacturing process is how the colors bind together. The particles of colorants (yellow in color) stick loosely to the dispersion molecules (blue in color). These particles are not uniformly distributed in the paint structure. This leads to undesirable color changes after repeated UV radiation exposure from the sun, or when the painted surface is washed repeatedly.

Benjamin Moore's Color-Lock® technology solves this problem. It microscopically bonds the right color pigments to the paint for outstanding results. These color pigments become locked-into the paint film, creating the specific color capsules.

What is the Effect? 

Color-Lock® makes colors richer, deeper, and more attractive. Paint can be applied more smoothly and evenly, resulting in fewer coats. It's also durable and washable in any color or sheen to give your home's exterior a freshly-painted look year after year.

Searching for other Benjamin Moore paint products? You can find them all in our paint store.

Benjamin Moore External Paints FAQs

Is Benjamin Moore A good exterior paint?

Benjamin Moore is a great exterior paint with a pallet of over 3,500 paint colors to choose from that can perfectly match your home and property.

What is the best outdoor Benjamin Moore exterior house paint?

Some of the best-selling Benjamin Moore exterior paints are Aura Exterior and Regal Select Exterior Paint. Both these paints come with a 25-year limited warranty which covers peeling, blistering, and weathering.

What is the best weather for painting outside?

The ideal weather for painting would be 77°F with little or no humidity. Unfortunately, we often can't wait until summer comes around. As long as you plan to avoid the rain (which can ruin a fresh coat of paint) and temperatures below 40°F, the weather shouldn't be a problem.

Is it better to roll or spray exterior paint?

Most professional painters prefer to use a roller (and a paintbrush) to paint outdoors. That's because a roller applies a thicker coat of paint and you don't need to worry about things like overspray.

Where can I find samples of Benjamin Moore External Paints?

You can find two types of paint samples in our paint store. We have Benjamin Moore 16oz Paint Color Samples, and also Peel-and-Stick samples for you to choose from.