Enhanced OLYMPIC Premium Paints products now available for home interiors, exteriors

Products now use most advanced technology available to offer new standard of excellence

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 17, 2010 – OLYMPIC(R) Paints makes caring for beautiful, healthy homes easier than ever. Olympic Premium Zero VOC Interior Paints in any color and Olympic Premium Exterior Paints with DIRTGUARD(TM) Technology both combine advanced technology and affordable pricing so you can give your home a picture-perfect appearance without any worries. Both products are backed by a lifetime guarantee, and prices start at just $18 per gallon.

Olympic Paints offers the most affordable line of premium paint products for consumers who want to personalize and invest in their living spaces,” said Eileen Schnorr, marketing manager, Olympic Paints. “In tests, these products outperform other premium paints that cost much more – a claim we’re very happy to back with a lifetime warranty.”

Olympic Premium Zero VOC Interior Paints are the only paints available in any color in national home improvement stores, making it easy if you want to live and decorate “green.” Choose from more than 1,200 colors in Olympic Paints' palette or custom match any color. Unlike traditional paints, Olympic Premium Zero VOC Interior Paints are virtually odorless, which contributes to a more enjoyable painting experience and protects the health of your home and the environment.

Olympic Premium Zero VOC Interior Paints also offer superior durability, stain resistance and washability, and they were the highest-rated zero-volatile organic compound (VOC) paints as tested by Consumer Reports for the March 2010 issue. Olympic Premium Zero VOC Interior Paints can be used in tandem with Olympic Premium Zero VOC Primers for a green project from start to finish.

The DirtGuard Technology of enhanced Olympic Premium Exterior Paints provides resistance to the toughest stains, meaning less maintenance is required. Typical exterior paints enable dirt and water to penetrate, causing the surface to look dingy or dirty. Olympic Premium Exterior Paints with DirtGuard Technology prevent dirt and water from penetrating the surface, so your home looks cleaner and brighter longer. DirtGuard Technology helps to ensure a durable and beautiful finish, and Olympic Premium Exterior Paints are backed by a lifetime warranty.

Olympic Premium Exterior Paints also include the following formula enhancements:

  • VOCs reduced to less than 50 grams per liter
  • Better resistance to dirt and to environmental erosion
  • Flexibility to be applied in temperatures as low as 35 degrees Fahrenheit without cracking

Olympic Premium Zero VOC Interior Paints and Olympic Premium Exterior Paints with DirtGuard Technology are exclusively available at Lowe’s stores nationwide starting at $18 per gallon. For more on Olympic Premium Interior and Exterior Paints, visit www.olympic.com or your local Lowe’s store.

Olympic Paints, a brand of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc., is a category leader in the paint segment with distribution in Lowe’s, the nation’s second-largest home improvement retailer. Low-odor Olympic Zero VOC Premium Interior Paints address consumers’ desire for healthier options. For more information and ongoing color updates, visit www.olympic.com, become a fan of Olympic Paints on Facebook or follow @InspiredColor on Twitter.

About PPG
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Olympic is a registered trademark and DirtGuard is a trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
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Contact:
Eileen Schnorr
PPG Architectural Coatings
412-434-3185
eschnorr@ppg.com

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404-879-9129
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