Save money. Be safe. If you're a painter, more than likely you're working around client's gutters all the time. Having to access the roof from over a gutter can be a risky thing to do. You can scratch or dent the gutter, or your ladder can be prone to sliding around on the smooth surface.
This gutter guard will protect the gutter from damage by the ladder, as well as helping to secure the ladder to keep it from sliding around.