NCR PPG Vibrance
Published on January 15th 2021 in

When TAFE students wanted to show their Vibrance, PPG delivered!

Vibrance Collection finishes take centre stage as PPG’s training team provides specialised custom paint training that engages and inspires!

As part of PPG’s close, long term relationship with TAFE colleges around the country, the Queensland refinish training team makes regular visits to TAFE NSW Wollongbar, in northern NSW, to provide specialised training for budding spray painters in the first, second and third years of their course.

When a group of third year students were given the choice of course content, the answer was unanimous – custom paint techniques. As a result, Queensland Refinish Training Manager, Mark Haywood, swung into action preparing a series of panels for the group and its two TAFE teachers.

“I have never seen a group so engaged and enthusiastic as we progressed through a range of custom paint techniques, including marbleising, holographics, aged patina, overlays, scaling, line work, etc. They even worked through their lunchtime and breaks and stayed late in the day,” said Haywaood.” We challenged them to come up with their own custom designs for their work. The star was Radiance II Candy but they also took advantage of a host of other special effect finishes from the Vibrance Collection, along with Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat.”

“When people look at an amazing custom paint job, the tendency is to think, ‘I could never do that’. However, the reality is that it’s not that difficult with a little training, along with easy-to-use Vibrance Collection products that create incredible finishes. Let’s face it, run-of-the-mill refinish work can get a bit mundane so, hopefully, this extra skillset might inspire these young tradespeople to take on a little custom work on the side. All of the students were incredibly enthusiastic and engaged and, at the end of the two-day course, they were blown away and totally inspired by what they were able to achieve!”

From mild and intense to totally wild, the Vibrance Collection offers unprecedented creative possibilities. Now with a range of specialist primers and a clearcoat, there is everything you need to bring any project to life by staying within one paint system. For more information go to

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