Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Launches Spray Your Way Design Contest

Winning design will be featured on 1,000 special edition SATA® X5500 spray guns in 2021.

CLEVELAND (August 3rd, 2020) – Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes and SATA, a leading spray gun manufacturer based in Kornwestheim, Germany, have teamed up to host the Spray Your Way Contest based on the SATA Custom Design Gun Configurator. The contest invites participants to submit their original, unique spray gun artwork to SATA’s custom design site. The winning design will be featured on 1,000 Sherwin-Williams Special Edition SATA X5500 spray guns, available for purchase in 2021.

“The Spray Your Way Contest creates an opportunity for automotive pros to showcase their creativity,” said Justin Binns, President & GM, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “Instead of being tasked to meet manufacturer or customer design specifications, the contest enables finishers to reveal their artistic and imaginative side – demonstrating how they would spray their way.”

Sherwin-Williams will choose three finalist designs based on the following criteria: composition, creativity, uniqueness and color. Once these individuals are announced, Sherwin-Williams will post an online voting poll, encouraging the public to vote for their favorite design. The design with the most votes will win the grand prize.

The grand prize winner will receive their (1) custom-designed spray gun, a (1) SATA Adam 2™ digital micrometer, a (1) Sherwin-Williams Pro Signature reusable spray suit and $3,600 in House of Kolor® products. The remaining two runners-up will each receive (1)  spray gun that feature each of their designs and $750 in House of Kolor® products.

“As skilled craftsmen, automotive refinishers appreciate the art of precision,” said Jason Gravenhof of Dan-Am Co./SATA. “The Spray Your Way Design Contest provides a different, more creative outlet for them to show their skills. This time, the spray gun itself is the blank canvas.”

Contest entries will be accepted Aug. 3 through Sept. 30 and must be submitted through the contest website. The three finalists will be revealed on Oct. 5, and the grand prize winner will be announced on Oct. 16. Individuals 18 and older are eligible for participation, except for Sherwin-Williams employees and design companies or institutions affiliated with Sherwin-Williams.

To view official Spray Your Way Contest rules and entry guidelines, click here.



Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive, aerospace and fleet refinishing industries. The Automotive Finishes division, includes Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes® and Valspar® Automotive brands—Valspar® Refinish, DeBeer Refinish®, Prospray® Finishes, Matrix Automotive Finishes®, U.S. Chemical & Plastics® and House of Kolor®. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes is a part of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, which supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions in more than 120 countries around the world. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. For more information about Sherwin-Williams, visit


About SATA:  SATA is a leading manufacturer of paint spray guns, compressed air filtration and worker health protection; producing products of the highest quality. Our close cooperation with painters from various industries, our relationships within the paint industry, as well as our research and development departments with skilled application technicians, allow us to produce superior products. “SATA Quality” is a firm conviction for any technician: the reliability, durability and ergonomics of their SATA products are not something to be questioned. With a global presence, capable distributors assure customer service worthy of being called "SATA Quality." Dan-Am Company is the exclusive distributor of SATA in the U.S. SATA Canada is the exclusive distributor of SATA in Canada


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