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Paint Manufacturers' Recommendation Sheet – No. S-100

November, 2011

The following paint manufacturers have recommended the products listed below as suitable exterior finishes when applied to James Hardie® siding products. Please contact the paint companies listed to confirm their current recommendations for James Hardie Fiber Cement. James Hardie does not specify paint and will not warrant or accept liability for the performance of field applied finishes.

AN EXCLUSIVE PRIMER FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCT:
No matter what James Hardie siding product you choose, applying a top quality primer is the first critical step to ensure lasting performance and beauty. That's why James Hardie developed PrimePlus® sealer and primer - the first factory applied primer designed specifically for fiber cement siding products.

FINISHING JAMES HARDIE SIDING PRODUCTS:
For best results with our exclusivePrimePlus® factory priming system, use high quality (premium), exterior grade topcoats. Paint PrimePlus® Primer within 180 days of installation. Use topcoats that are designed and recommended for cement based building materials (fiber-cement, masonry, brick or stucco).

Note — The use of oil based paints on fiber cement could result in increased surface roughness, loss of adhesion, cracking or excessive chalking. James Hardie does not recommend the use of oil based paints over unprimed fiber cement siding products. Stains containing linseed oil are specifically designed for wood and may not be suitable for fiber cement siding products.

Note — James Hardie does not recommend the use of stain coatings on its fiber cement products. Semi-transparent stains can vary in uniformity of appearance depending on method of application & conditions and will require a high level of skill & craftsmanship to achieve a uniform appearance. Clear coats have not proven durable in exterior exposure and James Hardie considers them a maintenance item that may require application of a refurbishing sealer at regular intervals. James Hardie expressly excludes from coverage in all of its product warranties damage or defects resulting from or in any way attributable to, among other things, efflorescence, peeling or performance of any third party paints, stains and/or coatings.

Note — High pressure water blast and sand blasting may damage the surface of fiber cement. James Hardie does not recommend these methods of cleaning. Low pressure water spray, or a medium bristle (nonmetal) brush are more suitable for cleaning fiber cement products. Acid washing can damage the fiber cement surface and is not recommended. For "care & maintenance" instructions for ColorPlus, please refer to the Valspar instruction sheet.

If a pressure washer is to be used, use wide fan tips only, at low pressures under 1,500 psi and at safe distances. Keep fan nozzle no closer than 6' to wall. Exercise extreme caution. Improper use could lead to damage of the surface and in-turn, a loss of warranty coverage.

PAINT RECOMMENDATION TABLE:

The table below lists the paint manufacturers' recommendations for James Hardie siding. These recommendations are subject to change. Please call the paint manufacturers for their current recommendations, specifications and warranty information. For best results, follow the paint manufacturer's written application instructions. James Hardie does not specify paint and will not warrant or accept liability for the performance of field applied finishes. James Hardie does not endorse the use of any particular manufacturer's paint product.

This table has been compiled through correspondence initiated by the listed companies. This table was not intended to be a comprehensive listing of paint companies, or an endorsement of the products listed. Equal alternatives can be used.

Company Name:
Recommended Applications:
BEHR PROCESS CORP.
3400 W. Segerstrom Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(800)854-0133 Ext. 2
PrimePlus® BEHR Premium Plus exterior 100% acrylic latex Flat, Satin, Semi-Gloss or Hi-Gloss.
BEHR Masonry, Stucco and Brick Paint
BENJAMIN MOORE
Montvale, NJ 07645
(909) 444-3700
PrimePlus® Call Benjamin Moore for their current recommendations.
BRUNING PAINT CO.
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 342-3636
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
(305) 781-1441
PrimePlus® Carriage House Exterior 100% Acrylic House Paints: #310-00 line Flat, #316-00 line Satin, #315-00 line Semi-Gloss House & Trim.
Apply each coat at 400 square feet per gallon (4 mils wet).
CLOVERDALE PAINT
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 762-9274
PrimePlus® 02200 Flat, 02303 Satin, or 02010 Eggshell Latex House Paints.
066 Series Solid-Hide Latex Satin.
CALIFORNIA PAINTS
150 Dascomb Road
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 623-9980
PrimePlus® Freshcoat: Velvet Flat 450XX or Satin Gloss 471XX
2010: Velvet Flat 400XX or Eggshell 401XX or Satin 40200
COLOR WHEEL PAINTS & COATINGS
2814 Silver Star Road
Orlando, FL 32812
(800) 749-6810
PrimePlus® Optima Super Acrylic Line 100 Flat, 130 Satin, or 350 Semi Gloss, Tropicoat House Paint Line 300 Flat, 3400 Satin, or 320 Semi Gloss, Gulf Stream House Paint 4700 Line Flat
COLUMBIA PAINT & COATINGS
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 535-9741
PrimePlus® Masterpiece 100% Acrylic 01-100-WB series Flat, or 01-002 series Velvet, or 01-242 series SemiGloss. Premium Pro 100% Acrylic 01- 235-WB series Flat, or 01-224 series Low Lustre. Hi-Performance Armor Guard 100% Acrylic 05-240-WB Gloss.
CORONADO PAINT CO.
308 Old County Road
Edgewater, FL 32132
(904) 428-6461
PrimePlus® Gold Collection Flat (10 line), Crylicote Satin (410 line), or Gold Gloss (2 line). Supreme Flat (8 line), Satin (408 line), or Semi-Gloss (12 line). Flat (M3000 series). UltiMAX Low Lustre (M9000 series) or Satin (M4000 series)
DIAMOND VOGEL
711 South Third St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(800) 387-8426
PrimePlus® Premium Grade:
Permacryl 100% Acrylic Flat (BA series) or Satin (BS series)
Commercial Grade:
Weather-Plate 100% Acrylic Flat (BF series) or Satin (BS series)
DUNN-EDWARDS CORP.
4885 East 52nd Place
Los Angeles, CA 90040
(800) DE-Paint
PrimePlus® W 701 Evershield Flat, W 704 Acri-Flat, W 705 Enduracryl Low Sheen, W 901 Permasheen Semi-Gloss, W 940 Permashell Eggshell, or W 960 Permagloss Gloss 100% Acrylic Paints.
DURON INC.
Beltsville, MD 20705-2297
(301) 937-4600
Atlanta, GA 30316-4605
(404) 241-7722
PrimePlus® Weathershield 34-series Flat, 11-series Satin, or 03-series Semi- Gloss Exterior 100% Acrylics. Ultra Deluxe 66-series Flat, or 67- series Semi-Gloss Exterior 100% Acrylics.
note: two finish coats are required for maximum performance
ECO SPECIALTY
P.O. Box 80060 Sherwood Park
AB Canada TBA ST4
(780) 467-7119
PrimePlus® Eco FinishCote elastomeric coating
Eco ArmorCote interior/exterior high humidity coating
Eco PermaCote extreme weather coating
Eco FireFlex fire retardant intumescent coating
FRAZEE PAINT
6625 Miramar Road
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 626-3600
PrimePlus® Mirro Glide: 124 Semi-Gloss, 126 Low Sheen, or 143 Gloss
203 Duratec II 100% Acrylic Flat
215 Royal Supreme 100% Acrylic Low Luster
GENERAL PAINT
950 Raymur Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada, V6A-3L5
(888) 338-8822
PrimePlus® 1 or 2 coats:
70-Series Breeze Exterior Flat Latex
71-Series Breeze Exterior Semi-Gloss Latex
HALLMAN LINDSAY
10240 West National
West Allis, WI 53227
(800) 899-5320
PrimePlus® 165 Masonry Kote 100% Acrylic Flat Masonry Paint
172 Kril Kote 100% Acrylic Satin House Paint
173 Weatherguard 35 or 174 Weatherguard 100% Acrylic Lo-Sheen
176 Dura Coat 100% Acrylic Flat House Paint
HIRSHFIELD’S PAINT
4450 Lyndale Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55412
(612) 522-6621
PrimePlus® #88-42XX series Housecoat Flat, #88-43XX series House & Trim Satin, #88-44XX Housecoat II Low-Lustre 100% Acrylic Latexes, or #88-45XX series Weathercryl Flat, #88-46XX series Weathercryl Eggshell 100% Acrylic Latexes.
ICI DULUX
925 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(800) 221-4100
PrimePlus® ICI Ultra-Hide Durus flat (2210), Durus satin (2412), or Durus semi-gloss (2416)
Dulux Fortis Flat House Paint
ICI/ DEVOE
925 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(888) 681-6353
PrimePlus® WeatherKing II Flat DRW 63XX, Low Lustre DRW 68XX, or Semi-Gloss DRW 64XX. All Westher Extreme DF 93XX
Wonder-Shield Exterior Acrylic Latex Flat (DR 15XX), Satin (DR 16XX), Semi-Gloss (DR 17XX) or Gloss (DR 18XX).
ICI/FULLER O’BRIEN
925 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(888) 681-6353
PrimePlus® WeatherKing II Flat FOB 663-XX, Low Lustre FOB 668-XX, or Semi-Gloss FOB 664-XX. All Weather Extreme DF93xx. Exterior Premium Latex Flat (FOB 963-XX), Lo-Lustre (FOB 968-XX) or Gloss (FOB 964-XX).
ICI/GLIDDEN
925 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH, 44115
(800) Glidden
PrimePlus® Glidden Evermore Exterior 100% Acrylic:
Flat #HD61xx,
Satin #HD69xx. or
Semi-Gloss #HD68xx
ICI/CANADA
951 Gordon Street, #10
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 4R9
(905) 738-7349
PrimePlus® 75600 series Soft Matte 100% Acrylic
75700 series Satin 100% Acrylic
75800 series Semi-Gloss 100% Acrylic
ICI/CANADA/C-I-L
2600 Steeles Ave. W.
Concord, Ontario
Canada, L4K 3C8
(905) 738-0080
PrimePlus® Dulux 100% Acrylics: 1210 Flat, 1500 Satin, 1600 Semi-Gloss
Select 100% Acrylics: 7400 Satin, 7450 Semi-Gloss
Expert’s Choice 100% Acrylics: 19410 Flat, 19430 Semi-Gloss
Signature 100% Acrylics: 56720 Flat, 56710 Flat, 56810 Semi-Gloss
Weatherguard: call C-I-L for recommendations
IOWA PAINT CO, INC.
1625 Grand Ave., Box 1417
Des Moines, Iowa, 50305
(800) 283-1933
PrimePlus® Iowa Paint Sterling Ext. Acrylic Flat 3500 series, or Satin 3600 series.
Iowa Paint Weather Kote Flat 5500, or Satin 5600 series.
Iowa Paint Ultra Gold Premium Flat 7500 series, or Satin 7600 series.
JONES BLAIR
Chattanooga, TN 37401
(800) 492-9400
PrimePlus® 951 Series ProMax Exterior 100% Acrylic Latex Flat.
120 series Polyflex Exterior 100% Acrylic Latex Semi-Gloss.
KELLY-MOORE PAINT, PRESERVATIVE PAINTS
5400 Airport Way S.
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 767-3140
PrimePlus® 1205 Color-Shield Acrylic Flat
Seasons Acrylic Low Temp Flat (1235), or Low Sheen (1236)
1240 Acry-Shield Acrylic Flat, 1245 Acry-Velvet Low Sheen, or
1250 Acry-Lustre Semi Gloss
KELLY-MOORE PAINT
987 Commercial St.
San Carlos, CA, 94070
(888) 677-2468
PrimePlus® Color-Shield Acrylic 1200 Flat, or 1210 Lo-Sheen,
Acry-Shield Acrylic 1240 Flat, 1245 Lo-Sheen, or 1250 Semi Gloss
KWAL HOWELLS PAINT
Denver, CO 80239
PrimePlus® #6300 Accu-Kote Flat, #7100 Liquid Vinyl Satin, or #3200 Semi-Gloss 100% Acrylic Paints.
LIFE PAINT CORP.
12927 Sunshine Avenue
Sante Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 944-6391
(800) 400-0516 (CA only)
PrimePlus® Commercial Top Grade: Weatherfighter #70 Series Elastomeric 100% Acrylic, or #42 Series 100% Acrylic Semi Gloss Enamel Premium Grade: Stretch Guard #92 Series Elastomeric 100% Acrylic
LIQUID CERAMIC INC.
710 Main Street
Pineville, NC 28134
(704) 889-5222
PrimePlus® Liquid Ceramic Exterior Wall Coat, two coats.
MAB PAINTS
600 Reed Road
Broomall, PA, 19008
(610) 353-5100
PrimePlus® Sea Shore/Four Seasons Latex House Paint
Fresh Kote Latex House Paint
Modac Acrylic Texture Coating Smooth (019-997)
MILLER PAINT CO.
12812 N.E. Whitaker Way
Portland, OR 97230
(503) 255-0190
PrimePlus® Medium Quality; 1 or 2 coats 100% Acrylic 2400 series, or 100% Acrylic 5900 series Kril Coat.
Premium Quality; 1 or 2 coats of 100% Acrylic 7000 series Acrilite, or 7400 series Acrilite Satin, or 7500 series Acrilite SemiGloss.
MONARCH PAINT CO.
Houston, TX 77255
(713) 680-2799
PrimePlus® 2600 Aqua Gleem Flat, 2900 Aqua Gleem Satin, or 2200 Aqua Gleem Gloss 100% Acrylic House Paints.
PARA PAINTS, INC.
11 Kenview Boulevard
Brampton, Ontario L6T 5G5
(800) 461-7272
PrimePlus® Para 7000, Ultra Acrylic Velvet Latex, or
Para 7200, or 1850 Soft Sheen Acrylic Latexes, or
Para 7300 Ultra Acrylic Gloss Latex 100% Acrylic Paints
PARKER PAINT MFG. CO.
P.O. Box 11047
Tacoma, WA 98411-0047
(800) 733-4413
PrimePlus® 1 or 2 coats: #3150 Flextron 100 Flat, #1950 Over All Satin, #300 Flex Glow Semi-Gloss, or #150 Cold Coat 34 Flat 100% Acrylic Latex Paints.
PORTER PAINTS
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 588-9200
PrimePlus® 1 or 2 coats: Super Acrylic 700 series flat, or Acri-Shield 520 series flat, 735 series satin, 631 series gloss, or Acripro 100 930 series flat, 3730 series satin, 6030 series semigloss.
PPG INDUSTRIES, INC.
and OLYMPIC PAINTS

530 S. Gables Boulevard
Wheaton, IL 60187 USA
(888) 774-1010
PrimePlus® 1 or 2 coats: Sun-Proof 72-Line Flat, 76-Line Satin, 78-Line Semi- Gloss, or Manor Hall 79-Line Eggshell Exterior Latex House Paint 1 or 2 coats of Olympic Overcoat Exterior Latex Flat or Satin.
2 coats Olympic Machine coat 100% Acrylic Latex Exterior Finish.
PRATT & LAMBERT
101 Prospect Ave. NW
Cleveland, OH 44115
(800) 289-7728
PrimePlus® Accolade Eggshell Z4200, or
Red Seal Flat Z1900, Eggshell Z1800 or Satin Z3100 series, or
Pro-Hide Gold Flat Z8400, Eggshell Z8500 or Semi-Gloss Z3100 series.
RICHARD’S PAINT
Rockledge, FL 32955
(800) 432-0983
PrimePlus® 2 coats: Signature Series #100 Flat, or #400 Satin 100% Acrylic House Paints, or #250 Signature Series 100% Acrylic Elastomeric Masonry Waterproof Coating
RODDA PAINTS
Portland, OR 97223-8263
(503) 521-4300
PrimePlus® 2 coats: AC 911 Exterior Flat House Paint, AV 909 Exterior Satin House Paint, AC Extreme Flat House Paint, or Unique Ext. Semi- Gloss 100% Acrylic House Paint
SHERWIN WILLIAMS CO.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(800) 4-Sherwin
PrimePlus® listed by performance level expectation (greatest to least):
Duration Ext. Latex Flat (K32) or Satin (K33)
Loxon Acrylic Flat (A24)
Superpaint Ext. Latex Flat (A80), Satin (A89) or Gloss (A84)
A-100 Ext. Latex Flat (A6), Satin (A82) or Gloss (A8)
Contractorís 100% Acrylic Flat or Satin; regional paint
Duracraft Exterior Acrylic (B2); regional paint
Southwest Builder’s Summit (B3); regional paint
SIKKENS/AKZO NOBEL
1845 Maxwell St.
Troy, MI, 48084
(866) sikkens
PrimePlus® Call Sikkens for recommendations
SPECTRA-TONE PAINT
1595 San Bernardino Ave.
San Bernardino, CA, 92401
(800) 272-4687
PrimePlus® Award Series 100% Acrylic: 650 Flat, 105 Eggshell, 3527 Satin, 997 SemiGloss, or 351 Gloss.
TCA, INC.
Panama City, FL 32405
(800) 454-0340
PrimePlus® Tex-Cote Super-Cote 100% Acrylic; 2 coats 400 sqft/gal (4 mils wet)
Tex Cote Classic Elastomeric; 1 coat 100 sqft/gal (16 mils wet)
UNITED COATINGS
Greenacres, WA 99016
(800) 541-4383
PrimePlus® Century 2000 Exterior 100% Acrylic
UNITED GILSONITE
Scranton, PA 18501
(800) UGL LABS
PrimePlus®
WILSHIRE PAINT CO.
Fresno, CA 93721
(209) 268-6677
PrimePlus® #1400 Wilcote, or #1200 Wilcote 100% Acrylic Flats
WT 77 Eggshell, WT 77 Semi-Gloss, or WT 77 Gloss
WELLBORNE-DE CORP.
Albuquerque, NM 87125
(800) 228-0883
PrimePlus® Pro-Cryl Exterior 100% Acrylic Flat #106401
Pro-Cryl Exterior 100% Acrylic Satin #115401
Trimex Exterior 100% Acrylic Semi Gloss
WM. ZINSSER & CO., INC.
Somerset, NJ 08875
(732) 469-8100
PrimePlus® Prep with Jomax Mildew Killer and House Cleaner.
2 coats Perma-White 1005 Acrylic Mildew-Proof Satin.
VISTA PAINT CORP.
2020 East Orangethorpe Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
(714) 680-3800
PrimePlus® #2800 Coverall Flat 100% Acrylic, or #2000 Duratone Flat 100% Acrylic, or #3000 Acribond 100% Acrylic, or Carefree #8000 Eggshell, #8400 Semigloss, or #8500 Gloss 100% Acrylics
ACE HARDWARE
Metteson, IL 50443
(708) 720-3121
PrimePlus® 2 coats Royal Shield 100% Acrylic Latex House Paint
HOME HARDWARE
6 Brian Drive, PO box 250
Burford, Ontario, NOE 1AO
(519) 449-2441
PrimePlus® 1 or 2 coats Beauti-Tone Signature Series
100% Acrylic Flat 75 line or
100% Acrylic Semi-Gloss 74 line.
TRUSERVE MFCTG.
201 Janus Rd.
Cary, IL 60013
(847) 639-5383
Truserve products sold at:
Coast to Coast Hardware
Servistar Hardware
True Value Hardware
PrimePlus® Prestige Exterior Latex Flat (PEF line), Satin (PESE line), or Semi-Gloss (PES line). (Coast to Coast.)
Personal Pride Latex Flat (PPF line), Satin (PPSE line), or Semi-Gloss (PPS line). (Coast to Coast.)
Servistar Supreme Exterior Latex Flat (AAE line), Satin (AES line), or Semi-Gloss (AAT line). (Servistar.)
Weatherall 100% Acrylic Latex Flat House Paint (HPX line), Satin House & Trim (SHP line), Semi-Gloss House & Trim (SGW line) or Gloss House & Trim (GHP line). (True Value.)
Valspar
800-845-9061
Valspar products sold at:
Distribution America
Do It Best
Farm & Fleet
Fleet Farm
Handy Hardware
Hardware Hank
Lowes
PrimePlus® Lowes: Valspar Exterior flat, satin, semigloss Valspar Exterior Duramax Premium flat, satin
Distributors & Independent Retailers: Valspar Medallion Exterior flat satin semigloss

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