BNP Engineering News-Record Architectural Record

Specification Guidelines – Assessing and Comparing Paint

Provides an overview of ingredients of paint, how these ingredients can affect paint quality, and what to consider when specifying paint for a project. Included are discussions on how to compare paints across different manufacturers using Technical Data Sheets and specification tips to avoiding problems with a project down the road.

Learn At Your Own Pace:

You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify some key ingredients that affect paint quality
  • Explain what to consider when selecting a paint or coating for a space or substrate
  • Evaluate guidelines to follow when specifying paint to avoid problems with a project down the road, and
  • Define how to compare paint and coatings from different manufacturers using data sheets.

AIA logo Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit


125 Anniversary
----- Advertising -----
----- Advertising -----
Architectural Record ENR

Warning: mysql_free_result(): 50 is not a valid MySQL result resource in /var/www/sites/ on line 6