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Valspar Automotive announces Spring 2017 training schedule for all brands

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 06:00
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Valspar Automotive has announced its quarterly training schedule for all of its paint brands, including DeBeer® Refinish, Matrix® Automotive Finishes, Prospray® Finishes, Valspar Refinish and Valspar Industrial Mix (VIM). Curriculum focuses not only on product-specific technology and application, but also OEM styling, advanced color theory and overall shop safety.
“We’re not only offering more classes to cover all of our automotive paint products, but we’re covering more shop-critical topics with students to improve the collision repair process. The overarching goal is to positively impact shop productivity and profitability,” says Gary Kilby, senior technical manager at Valspar Automotive.

Students will spend 60 percent of their class time in an application environment, learning and implementing proper application technique for the complete repair process. Students will be instructed on how to properly use the Valspar spectrophotometer and Valspar Automotive’s color retrieval software that includes DeBeer Refinish and Valspar Refinish Color Focus, Prospray PaintXpert and Matrix Accushade, as well as other tools to help achieve color match and increase refinish productivity.
Classes are currently being held April 1 through June 30 at the company’s training center in Grand Prairie, Texas which was renovated in 2016, as well as at Valspar Automotive’s other facility in Detroit, Michigan.
Valspar Automotive Training Center, Grand Prairie, Texas:
Date(s)                      Class/Curriculum
May 2-3                    Valspar Refinish: 999
May 4-5                    Valspar Refinish: Color Theory
May 9-10                  DeBeer Refinish: 500 BeroBase Solvent Technology

May 16-17                Valspar Industrial Mix (MIX)
May 23-24                DeBeer Refinish: 900+ Series WaterBase Technology

May 30-June 1         Matrix Automotive Finishes: National Rule
June 13-14               Valspar Refinish: Low VOC Basecoats
June 27-28               Prospray Finishes: National Rule
Valspar Automotive Training Center, Detroit, Michigan:

Date(s)              Class/Curriculum
April 25-26          DeBeer Refinish: 500 BeroBase Solvent Technology
May 16-17          DeBeer Refinish: 500 BeroBase Solvent Technology
June 6-7             DeBeer Refinish: 900⁺ Series WaterBase Technology
For more information about Valspar Automotive’s training curriculum or to enroll in a class, visit:

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