CA Flag
Master Painters Institute Publications Catalogue
Canadian Customers Click Here



PRODUCT NAME: Printed MPI Architectural Painting Specification Manual (ASM)
  PLEASE NOTE: Printed Items are in limited quantity. To place an order please call and we will provide a quote that includeds shipping cost.
Tel: +1 604 298 7578|Toll Free +1 888 674 8937



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
    • Evaluate and select painting system.
    • Exterior Systems Evaluation
    • Exterior 198 water and solvent based systems.
    • Exterior Surface Preparation
  • Interior Systems, Evaluation, Surface Preparation
    • Evaluate and select painting system
    • Interior Systems Evaluation
    • Interior 316 water and solvent based systems.
    • Interior Surface Preparation<
  • Guide Specifications Painting, Wall-Covering, Abrasive Blasting
  • Products Descriptions, Listings
  • Miscellaneous Responsibilities, Standards, Quality Assurance
    • Responsibilities
    • Standards
    • Quality Assurance
Additional information included:
MPI Approved Products List
With over 230 MPI # Exterior and Interior categories; and the approved products that meet or exceed the specific standard definition. It contains national as well as regional manufacturers, It also Includes US, Canada and International editions, as well as Regulatory designations, LEED designations, MPI VOC ranges (E3-E0) and Green performance rating (GP1 or GP2). Now also includes the X-Green (Extreme Green) Categories and products.
MPI Gloss Standard (Visual Standard)- MPI Gloss and Sheen levels (and drywall finishing levels required). Listing and displaying samples of Gloss level 1-7, against two NCS (Natural color system standards) Note: the gloss levels register replaces the previous gloss names register.