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MPI Architectural Painting Specification Manual (ASM)

The Architectural Specification Manual (ASM)

contains the following: :

  • Introduction, credit and use guide.
  • Exterior / Interior Systems
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Surface Preparation
  • Guide Specifications
  • Product Descriptions & Listings
  • Responsibilities
  • Standards
  • Quality Assurance

The manual is in daily use by architects, engineers, specification writers, government agencies, property managers, paint contractors, coating inspectors, paint manufacturers and suppliers.

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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:

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Benefits of the online MPI Architectural Specification Manual

Coatings projects will specify Coatings Systems from the MPI Specification Manuals. These Coatings Systems are made up of MPI Performance Standards Categories, which are the ones that make up the MPI Approved Products List.

  • Online access from anywhere, most up to date version, very simple to find all the information you require without having to switch between booklets and ability to copy and paste information for future reference.
  • The paint systems are in descending order of performance and from there you can click right through to the appropriate MPI category and see all the currently listed manufactures, with their products.
  • You can search for and save a list of all your specific systems choices and manufacture/products.
  • You also have access to a downloadable MPI Guide specification and the paint-related standards and responsibilities.

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