PPG has announced its custom refinish painting class schedule for October, November and December. Custom painting classes cover a variety of creative topics and take place at PPG Business Development Centers throughout the United States. The classes are part of PPG’s overall commitment to training and help technicians skillfully use PPG products to create imaginative custom paint finishes for cars and trucks.

Classes are offered for paint technicians at all levels — professionals, custom builders, hobbyists and others — and are led by expert instructors. The classes include lectures, Q&A sessions, informal discussions and hands-on experience in the spray booth.

This quarter’s classes include airbrushing techniques, lowrider design instruction and automotive restoration seminars. All are designed to keep PPG customers at the leading edge of industry developments, design trends and paint techniques.

The airbrushing course provides instruction on types of airbrush equipment and techniques used to create special effects such as chrome, granite, wood grain and metal effects.

Lowrider design covers trends in paint schemes, colors and techniques for creating special effects such as tape shading and lace painting.

Restoration seminars address the challenges involved in the automotive restoration process. Topics highlight PPG techniques and products for successfully prepping and painting bare metal, blasted steel, plastic parts and body filler.

Comprehensive instruction in custom painting courses also covers surface preparation, the selection and proper use of the PPG undercoats, topcoats and clearcoats for different types of projects and paint application best practices.

Custom classes focus on several PPG brands including Vibrance Collection® products and their compatibility with PPG solvent-borne and waterborne offerings, such as the Deltron® and Envirobase® High Performance systems.

To learn more about PPG training classes, specific course descriptions, dates, locations and registration instructions, visit us.ppgrefinish.com/training or call (800) 647-6050. Early registration is encouraged; classes fill quickly.

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