A paint vehicle for both interior and light duty exterior high gloss and semigloss enamels. This aqueous latex allows the formulator to make enamel-like paints with the outstanding block resistance, stain removal, and washability needed for indoor use. This product also has good metal adhesion, resistance to household chemicals, and can be formulated for light maintenance applications. With this product, enamels can be easily formulated that represent a true alternative to oil-based paints. This product is an excellent choice for window frames and sills and bookcases.