Once a name for synthetic rubber, latex is now synonymous with water-thinned paint
. The pigment-holding resin particles are held in suspension.
The next section covers paint making and painting methods: oil and water-thinned paints
, temperas, encaustic, pastel, synthetic binders, and mural paints and techniques.
A record increase of 46.99% was registered in the export of construction materials resulting from notable increases in the export of pebbles, gravel, broken or crushed stones and water-thinned paints
. However, tourism expenditures fell by 7.7% to US$152 million.