The PPG Technical Centre offers a unique package of training courses that will help bodyshop personnel at every level. With a mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical sessions participants get the benefit of learning bodyshop refinishing in a variety of ways, developing the relevant skills and techniques needed to accomplish the best possible repair.

Delivered by highly respected and experienced PPG Refinish trainers, time is taken to make sure the practical elements of the whole repair process is covered.

Management Refinish awareness is the starting point as this is key to driving a bodyshop business forward. The right first time model and compliant efficiency covered will help bodyshops better manage the challenges. Training for Estimators, production managers and refinishers will all follow to make sure the complete business has been trained and has the knowledge to perform to the highest standards.

All this is made available at PPG’s state of the art Technical Centre at Stowmarket, Suffolk. With extensive facilities such as advanced technical equipment, modern functional workspaces, and comfortable furnished meeting rooms.  


Management refinish awareness

An excellent opportunity to cover the refinish process, this can help the understanding of the management when dealing with customers and staff. 

VDA Refinish Awareness

The Estimator Training is designed to give an overview of the refinish process, and what’s involved in the complexities and cost regarding the Repair and Refinish of a vehicle.

Introduction to car Refinish systems

This course will improve delegate spraying techniques and allow delegates to be able to recognise and rectify simple paint faults.

Advanced Refinisher

Advanced Refinisher will provide delegates with an increased understanding of pearlescent finishes and tinted clearcoats.

An Eye for Colour

An Eye for Colour will develop technicians understanding of colour and will give them the skills and confidence to be able them to tint formulations and colour match.

Active Repair

Will allow the candidate to have the confidence to refinish within the panel covering rework or Smart repair.