One of the most important steps in the painting process is checking for color accuracy. In order for technicians to accurately match a color, it is highly recommended to spray out the color prior to painting the car. Sprayout cards should be available and ready to use anytime, anywhere. Building a personal sprayout library is a valuable tool in every technician’s toolbox as it is sprayed by their hand, with their spray gun, in their environment.

PPG offers shades of gray sprayout cards that can be ordered with the following part numbers:

  • ARMC464G1
  • ARMC464G3
  • ARMC464G5
  • ARMC464G6
  • ARMC464G7

Make sure you write the necessary details on the back of your sprayout cards such as vehicle make, model, and OEM code for future reference.

More importantly, be sure to save your sprayout cards to create an awesome color reference library! A 2-ring storage binder is available to help you organize these. Use part number DOX446. These will help you in the future save time and money and avoid any unnecessary waste of paint.

Following these simple steps will consistently insure a productive and successful paint job!

Did you know that PPG has 16 training centers (Business Development Centers) in North America? Each one offers a multitude of state-of-the-art training classes such as Product training, Color Adjustment, and Custom painting. The majority of classes offer extensive hands-on opportunities so paint technicians gain confidence using PPG products. Many classes are also I-CAR® certified and recognized by the Industry Training Alliance. Even more importantly, PPG’s popular Certification classes meet the training requirement for the PPG Lifetime Limited Paint Performance Guarantee Program.

So if you’re interested in how to repair the hottest OEM finish or the latest management trends, PPG’s got you covered. Visit the Training Section of for information and to begin the enrollment process.