MRO Magazine

HOMAX PRO GRADE Popcorn Ceiling Texture Helps Contractors Increase Productivity During Home Renovation Season


May 5, 2015
By Business Wire News

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa.

With home renovation season in full swing, contractors require products and tools that allow them to complete jobs in a timely and effective manner. The HOMAX® brand of PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) provides the ideal solution for quick and effective ceiling repair, a process that is typically challenging and time-consuming. In order to help contractors increase productivity, the Homax brand offersPRO GRADE® popcorn ceiling texture products with INVISIBLE REPAIRcapabilities that simplify popcorn ceiling repair and provide a time-saving solution.

The advanced formula of Pro Grade popcorn ceiling texture replicates commercial popcorn texture aggregates typically found in homes, apartment buildings, hospitals and other residential and commercial structures. The product delivers Invisible Repair capabilities that match existing textures so the new texture blends seamlessly. As a result, contractors can achieve a professional texture match up to four times faster than with traditional repair methods, and with up to four times the coverage provided by traditional aerosols. Pro Grade popcorn ceiling texture can be used for popcorn ceiling repair projects, fixture removal repair, or to complete punch lists or patches.

“One of the biggest concerns for the contractor or property manager is matching the existing ceiling texture without sacrificing too much time on the job,” said Mark Hembree, senior marketing manager – adhesives, sealants and finishing systems, PPG Architectural Coatings. “Pro Grade popcorn ceiling texture solves those problems by providing the convenience of an aerosol and a professional, seamless match in less time, with less mess and hassle than with traditional gun and hopper methods.”

With a patented ergonomic grip designed to provide comfort and control, Pro Grade popcorn ceiling texture is easy to feather into existing popcorn ceiling textures and covers up to eight square feet. In addition, the texture can be ready to paint in 24 hours, if desired.

With packaging that allows for easy storage, one container of Pro Grade popcorn ceiling texture can be used on multiple projects. After use, simply turn the integrated safety lock to store and reuse leftover texture for future jobs.

The Pro Grade popcorn ceiling texture product is available in 14-ounce aerosol cans at independent paint and home improvement dealers, PPG PAINTS™ stores and home center locations nationwide. The HomaxPro Grade family of aerosol textures also includes Pro Grade orange peel oil-based, Pro Grade orange peel water-based and Pro Grade knockdown aerosol wall texture products, which also provide an efficient solution for contractors.

The Homax brand offers the leading line of aerosol wall and ceiling textures; a full range of interior patch and repair solutions; kitchen and bath restoration products; and sundries including a full assortment of premium steel wool. For more information about the Homax brand and Pro Grade Popcorn Ceiling Texture, please visit homaxproducts.com.

PPG Architectural Coatings

PPG Architectural Coatings, 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 Industries, the world’s leading coatings company, 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.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.®

PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Homax and Pro Grade are registered trademarks and Invisible Repair is a trademark of Homax Products, Inc. Bringing innovation to the surface and the PPG Logo are registered trademarks and PPG Paints is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

PPG Architectural Coatings
Media:
Katie Kirkpatrick, +1-724-742-5352
katie.kirkpatrick@ppg.com
or
Mark Hembree, +1-724-742-5567
mark.hembree@ppg.com