I am in Southern Arizona, Tucson to be exact. We're at about 2300 feet, with temps ranging from around 20 degrees F to 110 degrees F. We have a 2-3 month monsoon season during which the dew point is over 50 on a daily basis, but the remainder of the year is fairly dry.
We have a 2300 sq. ft. one story stucco house with wood facia. The house was built in 2001, so the wall paint is still ok, but the trim is starting to look pretty bad, and cracking in spots. The sun is brutal here. We also have some efflorescence on all sides except the north.
I just got a bid from a highly recommended painter for $2675 for the entire house (trim and walls). This includes caulking, stucco repairs, facia repairs, drywall repairs, power wash, masking, trenching, and spot priming as needed.
He wants to use Sherwin Williams A-100 line, satin finish on facia and all trim (doors, etc) and flat on the rest. I should mention that part of the trim would be stucco because we have this raised detail work along the bottom part of the house in the front. I don't know how to describe that better.
I have been told by the Dunn Edwards dealer in town that using satin finish on trim is a bad idea because it will not hold up as well. Is this true?
Also, should we choose a different paint? I will pay more to get the best possible paint for my situation. I don't want this job looking bad in a couple of years.
Thanks very much for any advice, and apologies because I know it's all been asked before.