OLYMPIC Exterior Stains introduces free color harmonizer tool

Interactive desktop tool inspires consumers to revitalize outdoor home spaces with color

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 24, 2011 – A home’s exterior is the first thing guests notice, so it’s important to give just as much attention to selecting exterior stain colors for siding, trim and deck as to interior paint colors. OLYMPIC(R) Exterior Stains today is launching a free, interactive desktop color harmonizer that takes users through different color schemes and identifies color combinations that will work with their homes' exteriors.

“It can be challenging to choose complementary colors whether you’re staining your entire home or selecting colors for your deck,” said Susan Uram, brand manager, Olympic Exterior Stains. “Our new color harmonizer makes it easy for homeowners to select beautiful color combinations that will enhance their home’s existing features.”

Olympic Exterior Stains provides a color harmonizer rich with tips on how to best select and blend exterior stain color. With just a click from the desktop, users can browse up to seven color schemes in yellows, greens, browns, reds, creams/whites, grays and blues, and preview how different shades look by pulling the colors from the palettes into a “blueprint” deck or house. Do-it-yourselfers can visit www.olympic.com to interact with the free color harmonizer tool.

Olympic Paints and Stains, a brand of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc., is a category leader in the paint and stain segment with distribution at Lowe’s and other fine retail locations. For more information and ongoing color updates, visit www.olympic.com or www.insistonolympic.com.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Olympic is a registered trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.

Susan Uram
PPG Architectural Coatings

Nikki Kuczynski
Ketchum Public Relations