MPI Details

The Master House Painters Association of the U.S. and Canada was formed in 1885 with the purpose being“…to solve problems created by unsatisfactory materials, and to devise a means for assuring the public of the skill, honorable reputation and probity of master painters.” The Master Painters Institute (MPI) was formed in 1996 to further these aims through the revision and publication of the Architectural Painting Specification Manual and the Maintenance Repainting Manual. (Click here to order these manuals.)

MPI Updates

Standards MPI have been working on updating the performance standards associated with testing and listing in the MPI Approved products list. For more information on these updates please click here:

A new performance standard has been released for Latex, Interior, High Performance. MPI #142 is for Flat (MPI Gloss Level 1), whereas only Gloss level 2-5 have been available previously.

Anyone that has purchased the complete set of standards within the last year will receive all of the updated versions, plus the new standards, including the MPI #142.

Anyone interested in purchasing the complete set of MPI standards can do so via

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