PPG launches 'Paint It' online application

New online tool aids with color identification, selection

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, April 3, 2012 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has introduced Paint It, a Web-based application to help collision centers find the most current automotive color information for domestic and import vehicles. This tool signals a new approach from PPG, making color identification and selection in the automotive refinish process easier and more accurate.

“Paint It is a departure from past methods for finding the right color for a given vehicle. It’s designed to be intuitive for auto industry professionals who typically use a variety of color identification tools,” said Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director. “Distributors, collision shop owners, paint technicians and even hobbyists looking to identify a vehicle’s color can use this tool by simply going to the Paint It application and doing an easy search. Finding the right color is now straightforward, and the refinish process is much simpler and faster.”

Paint It is accessible through www.ppgpaintit.com, with no special software required for the application. Users can search for a vehicle’s color information by year, model, color family, finish effect or usage. Digital representations of body and non-body colors are displayed onscreen to aid in color visualization, with images and data linked for quick search results. The range of graphical views enables users to sort and organize information with ease.

In addition to exterior colors, Paint It also identifies accent, interior, under-hood, wheel and trim colors, enabling paint technicians to verify all the necessary color components at one time prior to beginning the repair. Once the correct color is identified, users are a click away from formula retrieval via the PPG Online Color Formulation tool.

According to Kimbro, early user response to Paint It has been positive. “Customers are telling us Paint It is very easy to use and extremely helpful,” she said. “Paint It proves finding accurate information quickly doesn’t have to be that hard.”

To learn more about Paint It and PPG, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
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 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

 
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Contact:
Cindy Piazza
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
piazza@ppg.com
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