Painting specification manual released

An updated Architectural Painting Specification Manual has been released by Master Painters Institute (MPI). Originally published in 1967, the guide is useful for architects, engineers, specifiers, and paint industry professionals. The manual discusses the pros and cons of various options for interior and exterior surfaces, along with providing information on dewpoints, wood types, paint spread rates, and concrete masonry unit (CMU) standards. The MPI Approved Product list includes listings from 60 manufacturers, as well as gloss standards and performance criteria. The volatile organic compound (VOC) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) information is also included for each product listing. Finally, cleaning information and the history of different wallcoverings is also explained in the manual. For more information, visit

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