The Paint Quality Institute
(PQI) was founded in 1989 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to educate
consumers, residential and commercial painting contractors as
well as retailers on the advantages of using the highest quality
paints. Initially focused in North America, the Institute expanded
to Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
In 2005, PQI again expanded its reach. Educational
initiatives and fact-based information on Industrial and Maintenance
acrylic coatings were added.
PQI continues on its earliest mission of
providing non-biased programs for those involved in the development,
specification or application of paint and coatings, whether
on a small suburban home or a bridge spanning two cities.
About Industrial Acrylic Coatings
Waterborne industrial acrylic coatings are
developed very specifically for use in the high performance
applications and are formulated differently than a quality "house
paint“. Traditional house paints are typically not suitable
in an industrial application or environment. When formulated
and applied correctly, waterborne industrial acrylic coatings
are an excellent choice for Industrial Maintenance painting
especially on metal and concrete.