Aura Exterior is Benjamin Moore's very best exterior paint. Aura Exterior is a super premium quality, 100% acrylic finish that combines the outstanding advantages of the Benjamin Moore proprietary resins and Color Lock Technology to deliver rich, full color and unprecedented durability. Aura protects against cracking, peeling, and fading and is also mildew and stain resistant. Aura Exterior is available in thousands of colors and is suitable for a variety of exterior surfaces and can be applied as low as 40°F.
- Extreme hide and coverage
- Color Lock technology for exceptional color
- Superior fade resistance
- Low-temperature application
- Superior adhesion
- Excellent resistance to paint deterioration
- Durable, long-lasting finish
- Easy to apply with brush, roller or spray
- Soap-and-water cleanup
- Fast dry and re-coat times
- Resists cracking, peeling, blistering and dirt
- Mildew resistant
- Self-priming in most situations
- Master Painters Institute:
- Flat: MPI # 10
- Low Lustre: MPI # 15, 315
Recommended For: Exterior use on wood, fiber cement board, hard board, vinyl and aluminum siding, shakes, unglazed brick, concrete, stucco, cinder block and primed metal.
- Flat & Low Lustre: 250-350sq.ft./gal
- Semi-Gloss: 350-450sq.ft/gal
- To touch: 1 hour
- Recoat: 4 hours
Surface Preparation: Surfaces must be clean and free of grease, wax, and mildew. Remove all chalk and loose or scaling paint. If previously coated with cement-base waterproofing paints, clean by sandblasting. Glossy surfaces must be dulled. Un-weathered areas such as eaves, ceilings, and overhangs should be washed with a detergent solution and/or rinsed with a strong stream of water from a garden hose to remove contaminants that can interfere with proper adhesion. Stains from mildew must be removed prior to coating the surface. For metal surfaces, remove rust. Wipe down with paint thinner to remove surface oils.
Priming: For Aura Waterborne Exterior Flat and Low Lustre finishes are self priming on most properly prepared substrates, including: wood, fiber cement board, hardboard, nonferrous metals and cured masonry surfaces. On bare substrates two coats are required; previously painted surfaces can be finished with 1 or 2 coats. With Aura Exterior Semi-Gloss new surfaces should be fully primed, and previously painted surfaces may be primed or spot primed as necessary. For best hiding results, tint the primer to the approximate shade of the finish coat, especially when a significant color change is desired.
Application: Use the same application techniques as you would for any low-VOC compliant coating. Use a premium roller or premium extra firm nylon polyester brush for best results. Aura paint features excellent flow and leveling; it’s not necessary to over brush to smooth out brush marks. Aura dries faster than other acrylic paints; avoid lap marks by not painting in direct sunlight and by coating sections of the surface either down or across the structure to natural breaks, maintaining a wet edge. If your edge begins to dry or you see that you missed a spot and the paint is already setting up, allow it to dry completely before touching up that area. This product can also be sprayed.
NOTE: Currently transitioning from old label to new label. Some colors may ship with old label.