Simplify your specification writing with a one-stop
resource to find the appropriate paint system for
each of the 26 architectural surfaces.
Provides detailed information about the surfaces,
evaluation of the paint systems for that surface and
recommends the proper surface preparation.
Also provides a list of the MPI Approved Products (performance-tested) and offers specifications that can be modified to suit your project.
In the case of a maintenance-repainting
project, MPI provides a method of identifying
defects and failures of coatings.
Plus a system (DSD Levels) to establish the
degree of surface degradation.
This will assist you in determining the proper
surface preparation, level of priming and the
appropriate paint system (whether same on
same or a compatible system that uses a special
primer to “tie” the new system to the old).
Make it easier to specify with “green” MPI paint
systems and products. MPI's Green Performance
standards guarantee that the products you will
specify or use not only meet the “green” standards
of the day but also meet with the strict MPI
MPI keeps abreast of most of the mandated
(Federal – OTC, EC, etc.) and voluntary (LEED)
regulations so that you can write your green spec
knowing that the “green” paint systems you choose
will meet those regulations.
Download the MPI
Guide Specs here
The Master Painters Institute has
prepared guide specifications to
meet your specific needs.
The specifications were prepared specifically for repainting project specifications. One is for exterior repaint projects and one is for interior repaint projects.