STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - December 1, 2015 - PPG Automotive Refinish has updated and enhanced Paint It, the Web-based application utilized by distributors and collision centers to identify the correct color for vehicle repair and refinish. This innovative application was successfully introduced to North America in March 2012 and is now available worldwide. Collision industry professionals using PPG, NEXA AUTOCOLOR® and MAXMEYER® brand products now have free 24/7 access to the most current automotive color information.

Paint It updates include smoother functionality and a faster search feature that generates color identification results through OEM, usage (wheel, trim, etc.) and model-year cues. Color palettes have been expanded and can be referenced on a geographic or country-specific basis. Additionally, Paint It is tablet-friendly and can be used wherever there is an Internet connection.

“When we launched Paint It, we were happy with how well it was received,” said Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director. “PPG customers immediately saw its benefits: a free Web application that makes the process of vehicle color identification easier and more streamlined. Paint It has been available to automotive industry professionals in the United States and Canada, and now our global counterparts will have access to it. It’s all part of PPG’s global commitment to our customers to boost their productivity without compromising quality.”

No special software or subscription is required. Paint It displays digital images of vehicle manufacturer colors with corresponding model information allowing technicians to quickly identify specific colors. Images and data are linked together for simple and easy search results. Once a color is identified, distributors, collision shop owners and paint technicians looking for a vehicle’s color information can retrieve formulas through the password-protected COLORMOBILE® computer software. Collision industry professionals around the world will now have access to PPG’s comprehensive range of color information.

PPG brand customers can access Paint It through; Nexa Autocolor brand customers can use and MaxMeyer brand customers should visit

PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation 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 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG Logo, Bringing innovation to the surface, the Bulls Eye Logo, ColorMobile and Nexa Autocolor are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. MaxMeyer is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Europe SARL.

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