MPI Approved Guide Formulas List

MPI #   10      Latex, Exterior Flat (MPI Gloss Level 1)
A white or colored, flat, water based paint intended for use on new and previously painted exterior wall surfaces, including stucco, concrete, or primed wood. This product is not intended for application to un-primed wood surfaces. Surfaces prone to extractive bleeding (i.e. cedar/redwood) must have a stain blocking primer applied (MPI #5, MPI #6, or MPI #7). This product is alkali resistant for use on masonry surfaces and mildew resistant. Other primers used with this coating include MPI #3, for alkaline surfaces, #4 for concrete block, self-priming on stucco and concrete. Not recommended for horizontal surfaces, where water may pond or stand.
[Gloss must be a maximum 5 units @ 60 and sheen a maximum of 10 units @ 85. Other evaluated characteristics include dry time, fineness of grind, hiding power by contrast ratio method, reflectance, flexibility, scrubbability, early water resistance, resistance to biological growth, and accelerated weathering. See MPI 'Detailed Performance' Specs for complete details, specific requirements, and/or reference specs.]

MPI VOC Ranges (grams/L) E3   <51 g/l E2   51 - 100 g/l E1   101 - 150 g/l > E '0' - outside range, n/a - unavailable
meets GPS-1 ,   meets MPI GPS-2 for Standard Category: Exterior Architectural Flat Intermediate/Top Coats
Supplier Formula Description Code Brand(s)/Tradenames Formula / Link Chemical Family
E Range
BASF Premium Quality Low VOC Exterior Latex 230-029 Acronal Optive 230, Dispex HDN, Foamaster S, DSX 3121, DSX 3291 Acronal Optive 230_formulation 230-029.pdf 100% Acrylic
E 3
BASF Premium Quality Zero VOC Exterior Flat Latex 130-043 Aconal Optive 130, Dispex G40, Foamaster S, DSX 3121, DSX 3291, Pluracoat CA120 Acronal Optive 130_formulation 130-043.pdf 100% Acrylic
E 3