Battle at BASF: R-M Best Painter Contest 2020 registration open

Toronto, Ontario — BASF has announced that, from Feb. 27 through 29, 2020, painters from the United States and Canada will compete in Whitehouse, Ohio at the North American finals⁠—all fighting for the chance to be named R-M’s best North American painter.

Contestants will be judged by a panel of North American head trainers and industry experts who will focus on two main categories: digital competency and fast productive solutions⁠—i.e., leveraging UV technology during the repair process⁠—as well as safety and sustainability, assuring each contestant demonstrates the proper safety and sustainability processes.

BASF will sponsor a trip for the winner to represent North America at the International Finals held later this year in Paris, France, where they will compete against 15 other finalists from around the world.

In 2016, Myles Veljacic, a B.C. native took home third place at the International R-M Best Painter competition in Clermont, France.

“It was an unbelievable experience,” said Veljacic. “The competition was very tight. I was extremely happy to keep up with 14 of the best painters in the industry.”

“This is a really exciting time for BASF,” said refinish marketing manager Jane Niemi. “We get to witness these young painters do their best work using our paint while our own technical experts judge their work. BASF is proud to support the knowledge and product needed to make this event a success.”

Painters interested in participating can apply online here.

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