CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With more than 150 gallons of OLYMPIC® MAXIMUM®
stain and 33,000 WOOSTER® paint brushes, the Olympic
Paints and Stains brand of PPG (NYSE: PPG) today achieved the GUINNESS
WORLD RECORDS® title for the Largest paintbrush mosaic.
Hundreds of shoppers and guests at 21 LOWE’S® locations
across the Midwest and east coast helped to build the 350-square-foot
mosaic as part of the Olympic Maximum stain tour. The tour
stopped first in Indianapolis in early May, where the paintbrush mosaic
of stained Adirondack chairs overlooking a colorful sunset began. Each
tour attendee along the 1,500-mile route could dip a paintbrush in Olympic
Maximum stain and personally sign it to contribute to the artwork.
The mosaic was completed today and awarded the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title
at an event in Charlotte, North Carolina, near the Lowe’s headquarters.
Representatives of Lowe’s stores and Olympic Paints and Stains
joined customers and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator Michael Furnari
to see the final mosaic unveiled in a curtain-drop ceremony.
“We were able to make a big splash throughout the Olympic Maximum
tour with the paintbrush mosaic,” said Alison Bruce, PPG senior channel
manager – Olympic stains. “Consumers loved being a part of the
record-breaking process at each stop along the tour, and it was as
memorable for them as it was for us. This accomplishment would not have
been possible without our customers’ involvement and engagement in the Olympic
Maximum stain demonstrations.”
In addition to contributing to the mosaic, the Olympic Maximum
stain tour offered consumers the chance to learn more about the Olympic
Maximum product with unique WEATHER-READY®
application, which allows for a wider window of time to stain wood, even
in adverse weather conditions. Do-it-yourself consumers participated in
interactive demonstrations, including damp-wood application, and learned
about cold and warm weather application. At each stop, oversized stained
Adirondack chairs provided a viewing area that allowed guests to watch
as other event attendees contributed paintbrushes to the mosaic.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator Michael Furnari said, “This is a
fantastic feat for the Olympic Paints and Stains brand. The
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS organization is pleased to present this title to Olympic
Paints and Stains for the largest paintbrush mosaic.”
The Olympic Maximum product with Weather-Ready
application can be applied after rain because it is formulated for
damp-wood applications* for consistent results. Also, the product is
rain-ready 8-12 hours after application, which is 12-16 hours faster
than typical stain products, so homeowners no longer have to fear their
completed project will be ruined by unpredictable rain. *Stain may
be applied to a damp, not WET surface. Make sure there are no puddles.
In addition to its rain-ready features, Olympic Maximum
stain’s unique formula offers a wider range of application temperatures,
from 35 F to 90 F.
Olympic Paints and Stains is a brand of PPG’s architectural
coatings business. PPG is the world’s leading coatings company. Olympic
Paints and Stains can be found at Lowe’s locations across
North America. To learn more about the Olympic Paints and Stains
brand, visit www.olympic.com.
EDITORS NOTE: For more information on the Olympic Maximum
stain record-breaking mosaic and tour, photos and video, visit newsroom.ppg.com/olympictour.
PPG’s architectural coatings business in the U.S. and Canada is an
industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the
latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong
portfolio of brands. It manufactures and sells interior and exterior
paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for
homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more
than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer
locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and
Canada. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.
About Guinness World Records
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the global authority on record-breaking
achievement. First published in 1955, the iconic annual Guinness
World Records books have sold over 136 million copies in over 20
languages and in more than 100 countries. Additionally, the Guinness
World Records: Gamer’s Edition, first published in 2007, has sold more
than 4 million copies to date.
Guinness World Records’ worldwide television programs reach over 750
million viewers annually, and more than a million people subscribe to
the GWR YouTube channel, which enjoys more than 300 million views per
year. The GWR website receives 18 million visitors annually, and we have
over 10 million fans on Facebook. For more information, visit www.guinnessworldrecords.com.
PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints,
coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’
biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path
forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015.
We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and
transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.
We protect and beautify the world is a trademark and the PPG
Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Olympic and Weather-Ready are registered trademarks of PPG
Architectural Finishes, Inc.
Guinness World Records is a
registered trademark of Guinness World Records Limited.
a registered trademark of LF, LLC.