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Stop Waiting and Start Painting: OLYMPIC Paints and Stains by PPG widens window of opportunity for outdoor summer projects

With WEATHER-READY application, weather forecasts no longer stand in way of paint or stain projects

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., June 20, 2017 – Barbeques, gardening, dog-walking, beach vacations: all popular summer activities ruined when precipitation is in the forecast. But good news -- gone are the days of relying on the perfect day to start an outdoor home project, because the OLYMPIC® Paints and Stains brand by PPG has launched an updated formula for its popular Olympic ONE exterior paint line. This new formula features WEATHER-READY® application technology, reducing the unpredictability of exterior home projects.
The new Olympic ONE exterior paint formula with Weather-Ready application is rain-ready in 12 hours. This means the qualities of this advanced formula will help protect your doors, shutters, siding and more if it rains 12 hours after application, so homeowners need not fear their completed project will be ruined. The new formula also includes an ALL-CLIMATE PROTECTION PACKAGE™ feature that helps paint adhere should very low or high temperatures occur, as low as 32 F and as high as 90 F.
“We want to give homeowners and do-it-yourselfers the flexibility and confidence to paint, even if the weather isn’t perfect,” said Alison Bruce, senior brand manager, Olympic Paints and Stains by PPG. “It’s now more convenient than ever to conquer your outdoor projects no matter the weather.”
In addition to Weather-Ready application and the All-Climate Protection Package feature, Olympic ONE exterior paint-and-primer-in-one offers resistance to cracking, peeling and fading and a mildew-resistant coating. The paint’s low-VOC (volatile organic compound), low-odor formula is ideal for wood, masonry and more. A high-quality and affordable paint-and-primer-in-one product, Olympic ONE exterior paint is engineered for performance and durability, guaranteed.
“Innovative Weather-Ready application launched last summer as a feature of the Olympic MAXIMUM® stain product. And now, we are thrilled to be able to extend this offering to the Olympic ONE exterior paint line,” Bruce said.
Bruce offered the following tips to help you stop waiting and start painting and staining this summer, even if the weather isn’t perfect:
  • With true, rich color and fade-resistance features, try Olympic ONE exterior paint on your front door, shutters or window trim in the 2018 Color of the Year, Black Magic (OL116). This color is a classic that neighbors and guests won’t soon forget.
  • Pair your favorite exterior paint color with coordinating Olympic stain colors. It’s now easier than ever to pick the best stain color for your project, with large wooden samples available in the stain aisle at LOWE’S® store locations.
  • Pick a weekend and gather your friends and family to get into project mode. Assign a friend or two to touch up your deck, fence or pergola with Olympic Maximum stain, while you give your front door a fresh coat of paint.
Find Olympic ONE exterior paint, Olympic Maximum stain and a full range of Olympic interior and exterior paints, exterior stains, resurfacers and wood cleaners at Lowe’s stores across the U.S. and at www.olympic.com.
PPG’s architectural coatings business in the U.S. and Canada is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. Visit ppg.com/ac for more information.
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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