OLYMPIC Paints introduces COLORCLIX computer application

Transform colors into perfect shades of paint in just a few computer clicks

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 17, 2010 – Have you ever seen the most perfect color and just had to have it for your home? The people at OLYMPIC(R) Paints know exactly how you feel and offer a way for you to capture that ideal color to make your design dream a reality in just a few computer clicks.

Presenting the COLORCLIX(TM) application, a new desktop color tool that enables you to select any color displayed on your computer and match it to one of more than 1,200 Olympic Zero VOC Interior Paint Colors. Images, photos, websites, even online videos and television shows … whatever the color inspiration, the ColorClix tool enables you to easily identify and bring that shade to life for your next painting project.

“With the new ColorClix tool, Olympic Paints is transforming the way you select the colors and shades you love for use in your homes,” said Eileen Schnorr, marketing manager, Olympic Paints. “The ColorClix application was created to help simplify the painting process and to offer access to painting tools, products and advice right from the Olympic Paints website.”

The ColorClix application is available for Windows and Mac operating systems and can be downloaded for free at www.olympic.com/colorclix. In addition to using the color-matching feature, you can create a custom grouping of colors for future painting projects. You can add to or access your saved projects whenever design inspiration hits, and share it with friends through Twitter and Facebook.

The ColorClix tool also connects to the Olympic Paints harmony colors feature, which offers complementary paint shades that accent any color. The feature then shows the entire range of colors that surround selected shades to create a printable stripe card. Virtual designing options continue with the Olympic Paint ColorClix Visualizer, which enables you to virtually “paint” a room online and see in seconds how selected paint shades would look when painted together in a room. When starting a new project, all identified paint shades can be printed directly from a computer to bring to your local Lowe’s store and have paint tinted in your selected colors.

Olympic Premium Interior Paints offer a Zero VOC paint and colorant formula in more than 1,200 shades and are available exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide starting at $18 per gallon or under $3 for an 8-ounce sample. Complete Olympic Interior Paint information, including the new ColorClix application, is available at www.olympic.com.

Join the colorful conversation about painting and the new ColorClix tool by becoming an Olympic Paints fan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/olympicpaint) and Twitter (@inspiredcolor.com). Log on for updated painting and color selection tips, how-to’s and inspiration from others sharing their latest home improvement stories.

Olympic Paints, a brand of PPG Industries, is a category leader in the paint segment with distribution in Lowe’s, the nation’s second-largest home improvement retailer. Olympic Zero VOC, low-odor Premium Interior paints address consumers’ desire for healthier options, keeping their families’ health and well-being in mind. Olympic Paints’ history of excellence and expertise in the paint category, paired with its offering of environmentally-preferred products, make it the natural choice for “green” decorating. For more information and ongoing color updates, visit www.olympic.com, become an Olympic Paints fan on Facebook.com 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.

ColorClix is a trademark and Olympic is a registered 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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Ketchum
404-879-9129
naomi.salad@ketchum.com

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