Water Based Paint.
When I first started working as a painter and decorator, the only widely used water based paint was acrylic primer/undercoat. Even this was frowned upon. It was considered a short cut and something a proper tradesman would not use.
Pre VOC 2010, I have often scoffed at water based paint, I used to think of it as a DIY product.
Post VOC 2010, a lot of money and effort has gone into research and development of water based paints.
All the major paint manufactures now have a range of water based paints
As well as the big boys there is an ever increasing number of new brands coming onto the market
Using water based paint is totally different to traditional oil based paint. It requires your painter and and decorator to have the correct brushes, and the experience to get the perfect finish.
Once dried water based paint is as tough and hard wearing as any of it oil based counterparts.