The Paint Quality Institute (PQI) was founded in 1989 in Philadelphia with the initial goal of educating consumers, contractors and retailers on the advantages of using the highest quality paints and coatings. Today, PQI also delivers information on cutting-edge trends such as color, decorative techniques, and innovative new ways to use paint.

PQI provides several tools to help you with your project

How To Guide

A successful painting project is a 3-step process: prepping, priming and painting. All of these steps are equally important to ensure great results. This tool provides exacting detail for every possible painting surface.

How to Guide

Paint Calculator

How much paint do you need? Start by measuring the interior room or exterior area you want to paint, then use this tool to determine how much paint you need.

Paint Calculator

Project Planner

The key to successful painting is careful planning. The PQI project planner will help you achieve interior or exterior finishes that look great and last longer.

Project Planner

Paint Problem Solver

The PQI Problem Solver is a comprehensive guide that provides detailed information on most types of paint problems.

Paint Problem Solver