PITTSBURGH PAINTS & STAINS Introduces New PARAMOUNT Super Premium Paint and Stain Line at MENARDS Stores

Products offer technology, strength and style in perfect harmony

launch of the new PARAMOUNT super premium line of interior
and exterior paints, as well as a Paramount exterior stain line,
available exclusively at MENARDS® stores. Backed by global
coatings company PPG, these innovative products marry technology,
strength and style to offer the most advanced protection and beautiful,
lasting color.

“We’re confident that the new Pittsburgh Paints & Stains
brand Paramount products will exceed expectations,” said Vanessa
Manz, PPG senior channel manager, Pittsburgh Paints & Stains
brand. “In developing the Paramount paint and stain line, we
leveraged PPG automotive and industrial coatings technologies to deliver
products that enable homeowners to achieve their aspirations for the
durability and beauty of their homes, from the inside out.”

Paramount interior and exterior paints are available in an
eye-catching palette of nearly 900 colors that achieve vibrant coverage
in one coat. The line’s interior paint-and-primer-in-one formula also
offers outstanding stain blocking and hiding, and a durable and washable
protective shield. In addition, the Paramount exterior
paint-and-primer-in-one formula offers adhesion that resists cracking
and peeling, and contains a formula that offers ultra-violet (UV)
protection to help color keep its vibrancy and resist fading. With the Paramount
line’s advanced product features, consumers can have confidence that
their homes will look the way they intended them to look for years to

“We wanted to create a product line that cut back on the need for
homeowner maintenance as well as the time spent working on a project,
both of which are possible with the advanced one-coat coverage of our
new Paramount paint. With a durable, long-lasting and high-hiding
formula, homeowners can repaint when they want to, not when they need
to,” Manz said.

Adding to the new Paramount product assortment are premium
exterior wood care products – Paramount Stain, Paramount
Toner, Paramount Advanced Penetrating Oil and Paramount
Fine Wood Finish – that boast rich pigmentation, UV protection, and
provide a mildew and algae resistant coating.

“The Paramount stain assortment is truly for homeowners who want
both advanced protection and to showcase the natural beauty of their
homes’ exterior woodwork,” Manz continued.

The Paramount stain-and-sealant-in-one product, available in 42
solid, 14 semitransparent and semisolid colors, helps homeowners to
bring out the natural beauty of wood with ColorEnhance technology that
provides rich pigmentation, protection and durability. Paramount
Advanced Penetrating Oil contains an optimized blend of oils in four
colors that deliver clarity and highly pigmented hues to enhance and
protect wood’s natural grain. In addition, Paramount Fine Wood
Finish, available in 13 satin semitransparent colors, brings the rich
look of interior wood finishes to outdoor spaces with a unique
varnish-like appearance.

Available in Menards stores beginning in early April, Paramount
paint starts at $40 per gallon and Paramount stain starts at $38
per gallon. To learn more about the Pittsburgh Paints & Stains
brand, visit pittsburghpaintsandstains.com.

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 is a business of PPG, and 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.


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.

The PPG Logo is a registered trademark and We protect and
beautify the world
is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Paints & Stains
is a registered trademark and Paramount
is a trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
is a registered trademark of Menard, Inc.


PPG Media Contacts:
Architectural Coatings
Altman, 724-742-5599
Greta Edgar, 724-742-5699