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When you right click to "Stroke Path" there's also a function to "Fill Path" you could use it. I suggest using it first. Alternatively you can Right Click to Fill the Path then go to Layer > Layer Style > Stroke and this will give you much more control over the stroke. There's rarely ever a reason to use the Paintbucket in Photoshop.
This happens because of anti-aliasing; pixels of lighter colors are generated along edges in order to make it look smooth. The paint bucket doesn't fill those other colors, just the empty pixels. There are so many ways to do this! Since you already discovered the paint bucket, here is a simple way using the same tool: Before you click to fill with the ...
As Random O'Reilly mentioned in their answer but didn't explain, you can highlight each letter while in 'type mode(?)' and choose the fill for each one separately without needing to expand it or use any destructive method.
Edit: I might have misunderstood you: to apply different colours separately, I am not sure if there are any other way than selecting each and applying colour individually. Select your text box, set both outline and fill to blank: in the appearance panel, select add fill Find a gradient you want to use, or create your own, and select that: Oh, I ...
Select All Grab the Live Paint Bucket Tool (it's underneath the Shape Builder Tool) Click once to make a Live Paint Group from the lines and shape Pick a color, and click the area you wish to fill. Click the Expand button on the Control Bar across the top of the screen to expand the Live Paint Group back to standard shape and paths.
What you probably have is two different shapes or 4 different lines and your rectangle. Look in the layer window to see what you have cooking (Window>Layers) if its 4 different lines, select them all, without the rectangle, and press CTRL or CMD +J, this will join them together. Then Fill. If its 2 shapes your new polygon and the rectangle, just select ...
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