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OLYMPIC Paints and Stains Announces Sponsorship of THIS OLD HOUSE Cottage at Cloudland Station

November 4, 2015
By Business Wire News


The OLYMPIC® Paints and Stains brand today announced its partnership with THIS OLD HOUSE® magazine for the 2015 This Old House Cottage at Cloudland Station.

The cozy-yet-modern 1,950-square-foot Craftsman-style cottage is a show house that sits amid a 450-acre community near Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Olympic Paints and Stains provided more than 125 gallons of paint and stain for the home in various soothing neutral tones, as well as classic pops of color.

“We love the rich and varied palette of the cottage. Consumers can easily recreate this home’s look by balancing bright, cheerful hues like yellow, green and blue with subtle neutrals such as taupe and grey,” said Lia Gancas, senior brand manager, Olympic brand of PPG Architectural Coatings. “In addition to a beautiful palette, the Olympic Paints and Stains brand offers high-quality, durable coatings that withstand wear for years to come.”

Refined neutrals, which transform along with the day’s light, lend warmth to the cozy, Craftsman-style bungalow. Using Olympic ONE® paint for the interior and exterior surfaces, the home’s palette includes varying shades of grey, including Quill (D16-2), Stormy Weather (D16-3), Submarine (D64-5) and Whispering Wind (D16-1), paired with scrumptious tans such as Crumb Cookie (C20-1), Toasted Almond (D13-2), Cornmeal (B12-2) and Butter (A11-3). These tones tie in seamlessly with the exterior stain – Olympic ELITE WOODLAND OIL® coating in Mountain Cedar, which is a transparent, medium-toned brown that offers durability and exceptional ultraviolet (UV) resistance, according to Gancas.

Punches of color used in the cottage give a fresh take on an otherwise neutral palette, with blues such as Chinese Porcelain (C52-5), the exterior siding color, and Castile (C56-5), Gone Bananas (A11-5) yellow, and greens such as Asparagus (B68-5), Aloe Vera (B68-2) and Cactus Blossom (C62-1).

“We encourage homeowners to pick their paint palettes after choosing larger furniture and décor items to ensure a complementary and cohesive color scheme, which is exactly what we did at the Cottage at Cloudland Station,” said Yvonne McFadden of Yvonne McFadden Interiors, designer of the This Old House Cottage at Cloudland Station. “The greens and blues in our primary ground-floor fabrics tie in with the Aloe Vera and Asparagus greens and Chinese Porcelain blue used on the exterior of the home. These colors add a crisp youthfulness to the home.”

Look for the Olympic brand and the This Old House Cottage at Cloudland Station extensively in the 2015 November/December issue of This Old House magazine and on the magazine’s website.

Olympic Paints and Stains is a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company. Olympic Paints and Stains can be found at LOWE’S® locations across the U.S.

To learn more about the Olympic Paints and Stains brand, visit

EDITOR’S NOTE: Images of the This Old House Cottage at Cloudland Station are available for download via the online newsroom at – click on each photo to open it larger in a new window, then right click on the larger image to “Save image as…” for later use.

About 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


PPG Industries’ vision is to continue 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 more than 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 and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG logo is a registered trademark and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. Olympic, ONE and Woodland Oil are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. Lowe’s is a registered trademark of LF, LLC. This Old House is a registered trademark of This Old House Ventures, Inc.

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Jamie Altman, 724-742-5599
Katie Kirkpatrick, 724-742-5352