MPI Services

What We Provide

Dedicated to advancing the painting and coatings application industry through quality standards and quality assurance, Master Painters Institute (MPI) serves architectural and industrial paint and coating manufacturers, specifiers, and painters and contractors. MPI is a vital resource for the coatings industry worldwide and the leading paint performance certification organization in North America.

MPI Approved Products List

Find performance tested and approved products on MPI Approved Product List (APL) - Updated monthly.

Testing & Listing

Learn more about becoming a Listing Manufacturer and having your products tested against the MPI Performance Standards.


MPI offers the most comprehensive online painting education program, and certification, in the industry.

Manuals & Publications

The MPI Manuals and Publications provide guidance on specifying, identifying, quality and performance.

Decision Tree

The MPI Decision Tree™ Tools provide specifiers with a tool to output a project specific specification.

Media & events

Stay up to date with the latest industry content through MPI webcasts, news and Coatings Corner blog


MPI Service Spotlight



Over 200 Standards For Coating Quality, Performance, And Sustainability.

MPI tests products against the MPI Performance Standards and lists those products, that meet or exceed the standards, on the widely used MPI Approved Product List (APL). Assuring that these products meet the quality and requirements to then be specified on Commercial and Government projects.

MPI Blog

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