Painter Rendezvous: International R-M Best Painter Contest set for late June

Clermont-de-l’Oise, France — Some of the world’s top automotive painters will descend on Clermont-de-l’Oise, France in late June to sort out who will take the top prize at the thirteenth International R-M Best Painter Contest Final. The competition will see ten national finalists square off at the R-M Refinish Competence Center in France from June […]

Board Meeting: Registration for INDASA 2022 Battle of the Boards now open

Toronto, Ontario — Trade in your halfpipe for a spray booth, INDASA’s 2022 Battle of the Boards competition is on and bringing together the best painters from across the globe in a showcase of some of the refinishing industry’s finest work. This competition, held annually by New Jersey-based abrasives developer INDASA, tasks automotive painters with […]

A Test for the Best: Hood Master 2022 registration opens May 6

Toronto, Ontario — The late DMX once put forth the question, “Where the hood at?” If you were ever curious “When the hood at?” it’s May 6—the day registrations for this year’s Hood Master competition officially open. As hosts of one of North America’s hottest automotive painting competitions, FinishMaster is eager to open up 70 […]

The EV Cure: GFS releases free guide on EV curing methods

Barrie, Ontario — Nothing gets a technician nervous like an unfamiliar EV rolling into the shop to get some work done—luckily Global Finishing Solutions has just released a free guide that provides the basic dos and don’ts to follow when working alongside electric vehicles. In a new guide called “The Electric Slide,” GFS has laid […]

Axalta releases improved paint colour matching app

The newly improved paint matching app from Axalta Coating Systems.

By CRM Staff   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — February 14, 2018 — Axalta Coating Systems recently updated their colour matching app Axalta Axs. The update is said to improve the app’s colour selection with new liquid options.    The backlash to the update announcement has been swift, however, with one commenter wondering, “how it will compare […]

Keep it Flowing: 3M introduces PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System

According to 3M Canada, the 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System improves the flow of the painting process with an improved spray cup design that delivers advanced performance, efficiency and cleanliness.

London, Ontario — October 4, 2017 — 3M Canada has introduced the next evolution in its paint application technology – the 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System.  According to 3M Canada, the 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System improves the flow of the painting process with an improved spray cup design that delivers […]

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 […]

Matrix Automotive Finishes recognizes ‘Mavericks of Color’

A new marketing campaign from Matrix Automotive Finishes features the 'Mavericks of Color,' Cody Lumpkin, Ryan Evans and Shane Marchyshyn.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — November 13, 2016 — Matrix Automotive Finishes introduced a new marketing campaign recognizing the industry’s most notable shop owners, custom painters and artists at the 2016 SEMA Show. The brand’s newest marketing campaign also includes the first bilingual advertisement in major industry publications. The new 2016 Mavericks of Color campaign stars Ryan […]