Good Exterior Latex Paint For Seattle Area

Our climate is mild, and moist in the winter.
Our painter says all the paints are good, and recommends Miller, a local producer, with whom I am sure he has a good discount.
His bid includes only a small portion of the total for paint, and I think it would be a good investment to spend more for the best paint.
Benjamin Moore sez there is a reason why they are priced higher and have been in business for so long, and we like their interior paint.
Consumer Report likes California, which I know nothing about, and I often find their reviews skewed in a direction which I find picky.
Which companies would you recommend looking into?
I know every one is biased, but I would appreciate your ideas.
Thanks very much.
Dwight Gibb
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Dwight wrote:

I'd check w/ the painter's references and see how his recommendation has worked in the area.
Many of the local manufacturers have excellent products; I'd not assume BM or any of the others are necessarily any better.
For example, there was a local where I was in VA who made most excellent paints including some that were branded for other recognized names.
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If he cant show you a 15- 20 yr old job that looks decent buy Ben Moore or Sherwin williams.
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