Valspar’s portfolio of rail coatings deliver long-term performance, preventing harmful corrosion and weathering issues over the life of a car. Customized solutions meet the unique needs of each rail car owner, protecting rail cars from both the cargo they carry and the elements they encounter. Each coating is also designed for maximum application efficiency, ensuring that car manufacturers and repair shops can coat their equipment quickly and effectively.

Meeting the Challenge: Our World-class Application Engineering Team

A key differentiator Valspar provides customers is experienced technical support at any factory location around the world. Our technical team members have a deep understanding of customers’ challenges and operational environments, enabling them to provide effective support day in and day out.

When our customers have a complex technical challenge to solve, our engineers partner with Valspar’s Technical Services team to solve the problem quickly, so the coating line can get up and running again. For customers looking beyond day-to-day operations to plan for the future, our application engineering team is ready to help transform product processes to achieve world-class finish operations.

The Right Technology for Every Project

Your machines work hard. So your coatings must work harder. That’s why we never stop working to bring you the latest ideas and technologies. We are a full-service solutions provider, with expertise in all chemistries, applications and combinations of coatings, so you always get the solution that meets your precise needs.


Valspar liquid coatings are used around the world to provide world class protection and finish. Choose from traditional, high-performance, solvent-based coatings or environmentally safer, low-VOC, water-based coatings. Whatever you choose, you can count on unmatched durability, superior batch-to-batch consistency and leading-edge appearance technology.

Leveraging Our Expertise: Valspar’s Global Competencies

Coatings Formulation

Valspar technologists design, formulate and test materials to ensure coatings meet customers’ specific operational and performance needs. 

Application Engineering

We deliver global best practices to help optimize your operations, ensuring consistent performance on your lines around the world.

World-class Manufacturing

Whether we are manufacturing coatings or working on-site at your facility, our lean six sigma culture is focused on consistency, productivity and safety.

Expert Service at Every Step

The best products are only as good as the service that supports them. That’s why we’re proud to offer best-in-class service and technical expertise. Our global footprint means we’re there to help wherever and whenever you need assistance. We react quickly, responding to your immediate needs and concerns. But we’re also proactive, working side-by-side with you to drive continuous improvements in quality and value. From coatings to application to operations, we deliver end-to-end service designed to maximize the success of your business.