The saying goes, “practice makes perfect”, and the preliminary rounds of the PPG Colour Matching Competition have already given spray painting apprentices from across the region the opportunity to take colour matching principles they have learned during training and put them into practice. With the preliminary competitions now complete, more than 60 apprentices have been inspired to test themselves against their peers as they sharpen their colour matching skills under competitive conditions.
Not only that, the long-running annual competition also gave each one of them a shot at winning through to the 2018 ANZ final, to be held on 12th October at PPG’s Morningside Training Centre in Brisbane. The total of nine finalists is made up of representatives from New Zealand and each Australian state and territory.
The 2018 PPG Colour Matching Competition final is all about “matching it with the best” as they are required to match two colours (typically, a solid colour followed by a metallic colour), which will be assessed by a judging panel. As well as the honour of winning, contestants can also walk away with cool prizes including gift vouchers, SATA spray equipment and MIRKA tools. No matter whose name is engraved on the 2018 winner’s trophy, the skill of colour matching is already a winner!