Maybe the PPG hitmen were sent out to rough up Barry! You know, just like the little guy who comes up with a gas saving device is silenced by big oil.
Making paint is a whole different story from primers and clears. From what I understand SPI makes a great primer and clear, colors just cut into that too much.
"Do what you do best, and be the best at it"
was probably said at one of their meetings. They decided to drop the paint line and do just that.
At least that is what I picked up on my hidden microphone.