Latex paint

In US DIY shows, such as This Old House, you frequently hear them talk about latex paint. AFAICT it is used where we would use emulsion.
Anyone know anything about it? Is it any good? Is it available in the UK?
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On Wed, 16 Jul 2003 15:30:55 +0000, parish <parish_AT_ntlworld.com> wrote:

AFAIR its the same as what we call "vinyl matt/silk" etc.
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parish <parish_AT_ntlworld.com> writes:

In the USA the word "latex" is not a tightly defined as in the UK. In the UK, it is taken to mean latices of either natural or synthetic rubbers. Emulsions are synthetic polymer suspensions which do not fall under the previous umbrella, plus natural emulsions such as milk. You will find that if you can get US paint, it is very appreciably different to the British product.
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