The best talents - International final of the R-M® Best Painter Contest 2013 | rmpaint
The best talents - International final of the R-M® Best Painter Contest 2013


The finest young talent from 20 countries will compete at the highest level at the International Grand Final of the R-M Best Painter Contest 2013 in Clermont. From Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th October 2013, this renowned competition will be held at the state-of-the-art International R-M Refinish Competence Center in Clermont-de-l’Oise, France. Leading business partners, together with Automotive Designers and Media representatives will be present to witness the world’s best young automotive refinish talent in action.


The 11th R-M Best Painter Contest has established itself as the pinnacle of excellence in the world of automotive refinishing. 18 best young painters from across Europe, Asia and Africa have been selected for the final, identified in 17 national finals and one regional final, representing in total 20 countries. The best will demonstrate their skills at the International Final in Clermont.

They are under the age of 30 and will demonstrate their talent in a wide range of very demanding technical skills tests, where they will be assessed using the very latest high efficiency refinish techniques, including application and repair techniques, color tests and the correct use of consumables.


Support from the world’s leading brands.

The R-M Best Painter Contest attracts the leading brands from the automotive refinish industry and this is reflected in the support demonstrated by R-M’s premium business partners: 3M, DeVilbiss, EMM, RUPES and SATA, who will also be present for the media presentations. This exciting event also has the full support of R-M’s regular business partners including Festool, Henkel/Teroson,  
Horn & Bauer, Mettler-Toledo, Norton/StGobain and SIA Abrasives.


Finishing on a high!

Experts from vehicle manufacturers and the world of design will be present while Mark Gutjahr, Head of Design Europe at BASF will judge an additional color task on the last day.

After three days of tough competition, the R-M Best Painter Contest ends with the award ceremony in Paris.

Find all countries and names of the participants on HOME and Gallery Event.

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