House of Kolor unveils ‘flamboyant’ custom milk truck

House of Kolor milk truck

BY CRM Staff Las Vegas, Nevada — November 2, 2017 — House of Kolor has unveiled what it calls a “flamboyant” custom milk truck at its booth during the SEMA Show, which it worked on in partnership with hot rod and chopper customization shop Count’s Kustoms. Ryan Evans, Lead Painter from Las Vegas-based Count’s Kustoms, […]

Ron Fleenor of House of Kolor brings stunning paint demos to Peterborough

Ron "Flea" Fleenor of House of Kolor reveals a fantastic wood grain effect achieved using House of Kolor products. Fleenor provided a demonstration at Wallace's Conley Collision in Peterborough, Ontario.

By Erin McLaughlin Peterborough, Ontario — June 29, 2017 — House of Kolor’s story starts with its founder, Jon Kosmoski. He got started in the custom paint business after he brought his ’40 Chevy into what apparently was the best paint shop in town for a custom paint job. When the car was returned to Kosmoski, […]

360 Fabrication to carry House of Kolor products

The 360 Fabrication master paint team with the team from House of Kolor. 

Abbotsford, British Columbia — June 22, 2017 — In the custom automotive world, there is likely no bigger brand than the legendary House of Kolor. The company, founded in 1956 by Jon Kosmoski, is often held up as the pinnacle of automotive paint for collectors. Equally as legendary is House of Kolor’s rigorous vetting process, which […]

House of Kolor launches 2017 Prestigious Painters Calendar

This 1964 Chevy Impala is the work of Albert De Alba Jr. of Cal Blast in Oakland, California. De Alba is one of the 12 painters who received this year’s Prestigious Painter honour from House of Kolor, a Valspar Automotive brand.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — December 14, 2016 — House of Kolor has bestowed the title of “Prestigious Painter” for the past 17 years. This year’s winners are featured in the 2017 House of Kolor Prestigious Painter Calendar. Jon Kosmoski founded the custom automotive paint brand in 1956. The awards recognize artists and customer painters whose work […]

House of Kolor celebrates 60th anniversary with five new custom colours

One of the new colours from House of Kolor, Viollac, displayed to stunning effect.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — November 8, 2016 — House of Kolor by Valspar is well-known for its unique colour formulations. Jon Kosmoski, founder of House of Kolor, was on hand at the 2016 SEMA Show to introduce five new custom colours that will be added to the company’s range. “I have worked for the past 60 […]

New colour book from House of Kolor

House of Kolor logo.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — September 14, 2016 — House of Kolor, a Valspar Automotive brand, has unveiled its newest colour books. The new books, complete with House of Kolor’s Shimrin2 Intermix System, select featured formulations and classic colours that the custom paint company is known for in the industry. The new book is now available to […]

House of Kolor looking for ‘Prestigious Painters’

Last year's top winner, a 1933 Chevy Custom Roadster. Owned by Greg Meyer, the car was painted by Ben Conley us KD2000 primer, Zenith Gold base styling, Tengerine kandy styling and topped with USC01 clear.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — July 22, 2016 — House of Kolor has announced the launch of the 17th annual Prestigious Painters Awards. The custom coatings brand, owned by Valspar Automotive, is accepting submissions through September 1, 2016 for its class of 2017 winners. The Prestigious Painter Award is given to 12 painters annually. The competition is […]

House of Kolor introduces new limited edition colours

One of the new custom colours from House of Kolor, Black Forest, adorns this 1940 Merc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — April 21, 2016 — Want the look and depth of a candy, without spending too much time? According to House of Kolor by Valspar, the company’s latest product launch has got you covered. The company has announced eight new products, including four limited edition colours that debuted at SEMA in Las Vegas. […]

Valspar launches Legacy, redesigns House of Kolor site

EC21, a new entry in Valspar's Legacy line.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — January 19, 2016 — Valspar has announced the launch of the Legacy line. Legacy EC21 Clearcoat is a new, low 2.1 VOC, European style, polyurethane clearcoat with a 2:1 mix ratio. According to a statement from Valspar, EC21 is formulated for ease of application with outstanding durability, flow and leveling. The company […]