The Master Painters Institute (MPI) has released a resource for selecting system options on both interior and exterior surfaces. Architectural Painting Specification Manual includes descriptions for nearly 50 interior and exterior surfaces of different qualities, as well as information on appropriate surface preparation for various applications. Dewpoints, wood types, paint-spread rates, and concrete masonry unit (CMU) standards are also discussed. An MPI Approved Product List outlines how products match up to criteria with full descriptions. Prepared by industry experts, and overseen by a North American advisory board, the manual is intended for architects, engineers, designers, and specification writers. To read the document, visit www.paintinfo.com/mpi/store/archman.shtml.