The Burton School was opened in 1926. Henry H. Turner, the preferred architect for the Grand Rapids School District in the 1920s and 1930s, designed it; and it was the first public school costing one million dollars to build. Matrix was chosen because color matching can be done on-site by trained applicators, eliminating sample lead times, cutting job start-up time, and any over-ordering of material. Primex, M3P and Terracotta Finish were used with the knowledge that they are fully compatible and work beautifully with the Matrix repair system. Because this was a LEED project, M3P was a great paint solution because it is a water-based, low VOC coating.