Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Specification Guidelines – Assessing and Comparing Paint

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Sponsored by Glidden Professional
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. %IIdentify some key ingredients that affect paint quality
  2. %IExplain what to consider when selecting a paint or coating for a space or substrate
  3. %IEvaluate guidelines to follow when specifying paint to avoid problems with a project down the road, and
  4. %IDefine how to compare paint and coatings from different manufacturers using data sheets.


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.