We are the Master Painters Institute, committed to high standards in painting. We educate painting professionals and ensure standards through painting inspection, performance-based standards and lab testing. We have multiple websites to suit the varied needs of painting professionals. Please visit any of the websites below according to your appropriate need. If you have any questions or comments regarding any of our websites please let us know (email us at –

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Specify Green

What you need to know about environmental issues as it pertains to the world of paint & coatings.

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Specify Paint

Specify Paint Access to what you need to know about paint system choices, paint system surface preparation, approved paint products, painting specifications for both new construction (architectural painting) and maintenance painting.

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Paint Info

The practical and technical aspects of today's paints and coatings and their professional application.

MPI Training

MPI Training unique courses designed to educate students, from the neophyte to the professional, in paint and painting technology, architectural painting (including painting systems, system evaluation and painting system preparation), maintenance painting (including identification of failures and DSD levels) and MPI certified architectural painting inspection.

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Approved Products

The MPI Approved Products List is published twice a year in booklet form and updated regularly here, on the web monthly
(at the first of the month).

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MPI Store

Shop for MPI technical manuals, MPI Approved Products Lists, MPI Product Standards, etc.