Unlike the interior painting, exterior painting requires that paints themselves are of higher quality to make sure that the walls can stand the weather conditions. I see a lot of websites saying that exterior painting is something that you can do yourself but I doubt this is a task that you want to accomplish yourself. You can make a lot of mess, use the wrong type of paint or even make the wall look terrible after the painting is done.
This type of paint is mostly preferred when painting the walls of the house, the exterior walls rarely get touched and that is why painting them with this type of paint is the best you can do. This exterior paint is like the matte paint for the interior walls. It is not bright nor does it shines and it is simply great when it comes to painting your exterior walls. However, you cannot paint the exterior parts which have a lot of traffic like the doors or windows because in this case, the paint will come off quicker.
This type of paint is more preferred by the homeowners about painting the exterior part of their properties. Satin is a more durable paint than the flat paint and its color is much more unique since it is a mix between shiny and dull. This type of paint is also much easier to clean and you can even use the pressure washer to clean the exterior walls. However the same as the flat paint, this type of paint is not advisable for painting the exterior parts that have high traffic such as the doors or windows since it can come off more easily.
Use this type of paint only on the exterior parts of the house that are used more frequently like doors, windows or porches. This is because this type of paint is thick and it cannot be used for the exterior walls unless the walls have no flaws whatsoever. Because of the paint self-levels and shows every little detail in the place where it is put. Plus no one wants their house to look like a shiny plastic building. You can still use is on the high traffic areas and since the painted parts are going to be touched a lot, the paint is going to become easier to clean.
If you are planning to do any decorations around the exterior part of the house then you might want to use an acrylic-based paint. Is it less thick and it is placed better on the places where you want the décor. However, it is not preferably used by homeowners as exterior walls paint. So you want to use the acrylic-based paint but mostly for the exterior detailing of the house.