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?
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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