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National coverage of Paint Performance Standards

Published by Julia Salerno, December 17, 2010.

Increasing requirements for durable, low-VOC, and environmentally safe products, has initiated the Ontario Painting Contractors Association's (OPCA) adoption of a consistent reference for paint standards across Canada.

The OPCA has agreed to accept the Master Painters Institute's (MPI) Painting Manual and Approved Products list to help assure that Canadian and US governments and North American specifiers will now operate from the same frame of reference as Ontario and BC. The agreement also benefits the design industry by establishing consistent quality assurance practices.

This agreement however, did not initially involve interior designers, including only architects, contractors, and facility owners, as primary paint specifiers. IDC has contacted the OPCA to ensure that we will be involved in the development of this and other initiatives involving the design community.

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