House of Kolor - The Story

House of Kolor was founded in 1956 by world renowned custom painter, Jon Kosmoski. Jon had rebuilt a '40 Chevy Coupe and took it to the best paint shop in town. After having the car returned to him with a less than satisfactory paint job from the "best" shop in town, Jon knew it could be done better and decided to learn how.

Jon quickly became well known for his skills as a custom painter, however, he was displeased with the problematic nitrocellulose laquers and alkyd enamels of that day, which would sometimes sun fade or cold crack. Jon wanted something better and if it wasn't out there out then he would have to invent it. Together with a doctor in polymer chemistry Jon set out to produce custom paints that wouldn't tarnish, crack or sun fade, even in severe climates or radical temperature changes. In addition, it would withstand the many coats required for a custom job.

When Jon's products and skills came together his paint jobs began to win awards, and people began to talk. Word spread and by 1965 House of Kolor was nationally renowned as the high calibre paint for customising vehicles.

In 1997 House of Kolor became part of the Valspar Automotive Coatings Division. Jon continues to play an important role in House of Kolor. He travels around the world conducting training classes, and continues to share his innovative ideas, helping to keep House of Kolor on the leading edge of custom automotive coatings.

House of Kolor maintains its integrity and reputation as a leader in the custom coatings industry by using only the finest ingredients in the production of its award winning paint products. Their unique product line gives custom painters the freedom to use their imaginations to design, invent, and create "one of a kind" custom paint jobs.

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