Printed MPI Architectural Painting Specification Manual (ASM) - D-Ring

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  • MPI 2024, 592 pages, 8.5x 11, D-Ring Binder
  • Publication Date: 2024

The manual is intended to be used step-by-step by substrate, or as a reference guide to promote quality assurance in products and workmanship, where specified painting systems in new construction are used; it contains information necessary to:

  • Evaluate paint products.
  • Evaluate and select painting system.
  • A painting specification.
  • Select the surface preparation necessary.

Manual Contents:

  • Introduction – with contents, credit a how to use guide and other relevant information.
  • Exterior – Systems, Evaluation, Surface Preparation
  • Interior – Systems, Evaluation, Surface Preparation
  • Guide Specifications – Painting, Wall-Covering, Abrasive Blasting
  • Products – Descriptions, APL Listings
  • Responsibilities, Standards, Quality Assurance

Note: the APL product listing are updated monthly. The most up to date version can be found online at

To be able to insert a printed version of the monthly APL update you would need to purchase the D-Ring version of the Specification Manual, then you can purchase the APL insert monthly, or as required and replace it in the D-Ring Binder.

Monthly APL Insert