I qualified as a House Painter over 30yrs ago and all my work was (am disabled now) at the top end of the market. Sikkens paints and varnishes are simply the very best. Expensive, but applied properly to correctly prepared surfaces will reduce the maintenance cycles. Rubbol is the gloss opaque paint version. It is much shinier than normal gloss, properly applied its performance and gloss wipe the floor with any other paint; the downside is the high gloss will highlight any defect in the substrate, not so important at the gutters but can be disappointing if not applied well on the front door. Satura is the Satin finish and their undercoat is the very best. Of course, if you cannot apply these products well then it may be disappointing, but they will probably extend the life of any exterior work regardless of what level of painting you are at - and can be used internally. If you want/must/insist on using water-based wood paints Sikkens make the best of these too.
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