Valspar Expressions™ Exterior Latex Paint + Primer

Provides a durable accent finish, providing a beautiful highlight to your home. Its unique formula resists chalking, fading and yellowing.

  • Paint and primer in one
  • Accurate color
  • One-coat coverage
  • Lasts without fading, chalking, or yellowing
  • Stain- and mildew-resistant finish
  • Soap and water cleanup


300 ft²/gal - 400 ft²/gal



  • Usage
    Properly prepared, exterior wood and metal siding and trim, hardboard, fiber cement board, vinyl, primed metal, shakes, brick, cement, cinder block, stucco. Do not use on glazed brick, floors or steps.
  • Prep
    General: Read the Lead Warning paragraph. Thoroughly clean the surface and allow to dry. Remove all dirt, dust, chalk, rust, grease, wax and mildew. Patch all cracks with appropriate patching compound. Remove any powdery dust and efflorescence. This product may be used to prime most new or bare surfaces. Clean mildew from the surface: Mildew is a fungus that looks like dirt but won’t wash off. Mildew must be removed before painting or it will grow through any new coat of paint. To remove mildew or suspected mildew, scrub house before painting with a commercial mildew remover or a solution of 1 part liquid chlorine bleach to 3 parts water. Rinse thoroughly. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Protect skin and eyes by wearing rubber gloves and eye goggles when working with bleach solution. Bare Wood: Remove sap from knots and sappy areas. For maximum performance, two coats of Valspar® Expressions™ are recommended. Hardboard Siding: Remove any wax from bleed-through areas by wiping with rags soaked with mineral spirits. Turn rags often to avoid merely spreading wax around. Vinyl Siding/Aluminum Siding: Power wash to remove chalk and mildew. Paint with a color lighter than original siding color. WARNING! Painting vinyl siding with darker colors will cause warping or deformation from heat absorption. Galvanized / Ferrous Metal (Steel, Iron): Allow new galvanized metal to age six months or clean with mild muriatic solution. Hand- or powertool clean surfaces to remove oils and other contaminants, mill scale and rust. Metal should be free of oils and other contaminants. Prime with Valspar® Armor Anti-Rust Primer or Valspar® Galvanized Metal Primer. Masonry, Concrete, Stucco, and Block: New concrete, masonry, and mortar should be cured, usually 30 days. Remove all form release or curing agents, loose material, efflorescence, chalk, and mildew by power washing or scrubbing with appropriate cleaners. New stucco should be allowed to cure, and pH should be below 10.
  • Application
    Paint only when paint, surface and air temperatures are 50–90ºF (10–32ºC) during application and drying time. Do not apply in direct, hot sun, when rain is imminent, or late in the day when dew may affect the paint drying. Stir paint thoroughly. Intermix containers to ensure uniform color. Apply with a premium-quality roller, polyester brush or airless sprayer. Start at the highest point of the house and work across. Always paint back into freshly painted areas and end up at a door, window or outer edge. Move windows after 1 hour to prevent sticking.
  • Dry Time
    Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity
    To The Touch: 1 hour 1 hour
    Recoat: 4 hour
  • Clean-up & Disposal
    Clean up with warm, soapy water.
Recommended Coats
1 coats
Dry To the Touch*
1 hour 1 hour
4 hour
*Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity
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