Monday, 17 February 2020 13:45

Registration Closing February 19 for R-M Best Painter Contest, 2020 North American Finals

Registration closes at noon, Wednesday February 19 2020, for the battle for the 2020 R-M Best Painter.  Calling all painters who have a passion for collision repair and a competitive streak: BASF wants to hear from you. The battle for the 2020 R-M Best Painter has begun.

From February 27-29, 2020, the industry’s most talented painters across the US and Canada will compete in Whitehouse, Ohio, at the North American finals to be named R-M’s North America Best Painter. BASF will sponsor a trip for the winner of the competition to represent North America at the International Finals held later this year in Paris, France, where they will compete against fifteen other finalists from around the world.

Judges for the competition will be made up of a panel of North American head trainers and industry experts who will focus on two main categories:

· Digital competency and fast productive solutions (i.e. leveragingUV technology during the damage repair process)

· Safety and sustainability - demonstration of best safety practices and sustainable processes, including use of the R-M Onyx HD Waterborne system

In 2016, Myles Veljacic, a British Columbia native, took home 3rd place at the International R-M Best Painter Contestheld in Clermont, France.

“It was an unbelievable experience,” said Veljacic. “The competition was very tight. I was extremely happy to keep up with fourteenof the best painters in the industry.”

“This is a really exciting time for BASF,” said Jane Niemi, Marketing Manager for BASF Refinish. “We get to witness these young painters do their best work using ourpaint while our own technical experts judge their work. BASF is proud to support the knowledge and product needed to make this event a success.”

Painters interested in participating in the event can apply online at http://apply.bestpainter.rmpaint.com/.