CBR Products Feature Project of the Month

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CBR Products feature project of the month is this amazing Parklet coated in BRODA PRO-TEK-TOR DR tinted to 232 Violet.  Read More

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A green roof system is an addition made to the roof of an existing building for growing flora. Depending on the type of green roof you install, the plants may be modular or have drainage layers. However, all green roofs include a few important features, such as waterproofing and root repellent, to keep the structure safe and undamaged. Read More

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Happy Cows Happy People

CBR products have added pure grass fed beef to the menu of our quality coatings. What does beef have to do with wood stain, you might ask? Read Moresunset

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Breaking News: BRODA Clarity Wood Stone is now LEED certified

What is LEED Certified?

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It was Developed in 1993 by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) it includes a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods that aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.

The system was spearheaded by founding chairman Robert K. Watson of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). He brought together non-profit organizations, government agencies, architects, engineers, developers, builders, product manufacturers and other industry leaders.

From 1994 to 2017, LEED grew from one standard for new construction to a comprehensive system of interrelated standards covering aspects from the design and construction to the maintenance and operation of buildings.



How to get certified?


To be LEED certified a product must undergo thorough testing by a third party testing facility independent of the USGBC. Once your product meets the testing standards of the USGBC a product is officially certified.



History of Claritybroda-clarity-1gal-sm

CBR’s venture into acrylic coatings began when CBR owner Bill Willis began experimenting with concrete coatings. Having already developed a mastery of oil and water based wood coatings Bill and the lab partners at CBR developed Clarity to address the massive market of concrete coatings. It was during the test phase of this product that they realised that is was also a very effective wood coating. Thus BRODA Clarity Wood Stone was born.



How BRODA got certified?


BRODA Clarity WS was certified by Berkeley Analytical an independent third party laboratory specializing in the analysis of organic chemicals emitted by and contained in building products, finishes, and furniture and consumer products.

Berkeley Analytical is an approved and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory. ISO/IEC 17025 is the international standard by which a laboratory’s commitment to quality is evaluated.

The Berkeley Analytical team measured and evaluated the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC ) from samples of Clarity Wood Stone. Using the exposure scenario of a private office, our acyclic coating tested in the low range of VOC standards.



What does it mean for you?


For architects, contractors and home owners using LEED certified Clarity WS allows you ease of mind knowing that your next project meets international standards of VOC emissions. At CBR Products we are committed developing products that meet the highest standards for a sustainable future for every living thing on this plant.

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Burnt Wood New at CBR Products

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What’s New at CBR

We have expanded our Pre-Stain service to include Japanese style burnt wood.  Shuo Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese craft that preserves wood by charring it.

Traditionally Japanese Sugi wood was used in a process that involves charring the wood and finishing it with natural oil. The process forms a carbon layer on the exterior of the boards protecting the wood making it fire resistant. The process also extends the maintenance cycle of the wood by several years.

We offer a wide selection of Broda colors used in combination with the charred wood. Instead of traditional Sugi wood we use Western Red Cedar that is charred to perfection and then generously smothered in Broda PRO-TEK-TOR SLT.  The result is a tasty finish that is like no other, that withstands the elements for years to come. Call us for more information.

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Architect Brian Hemingway designed this spectacular waterfront home located in the prestigious Deep Cove neighborhood near Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada. CBR Products is pleased to present this blog entry celebrating that BRODA wood coatings were used both for the interior and exterior wood beams of this architectural marvel.




This half plus acre gated estate enjoys a south easterly panoramic ocean view that includes the steep-sided glacial fjord of the  Indian Arm. Old growth vertical grain Douglas Fir timbers were selected for this breathtaking home which took five years to design and construct. Most of the 8500 sq. ft. of living space is accented by 15 foot high ceilings with exposed rafters that extend throughout the various sprawling principal rooms on the main level and the 12 foot ceilings in the bedrooms on the lower level.


The owner who commissioned the project was hands-on overseeing every aspect of the construction, including the custom-colour tinting of the many interior and exterior beams. Colour mixing is a skill the CBR Products Team has perfected over the two decades of serving customers.  Selecting the colour for beams had to be just perfect to complement the Pennsylvania Bluestone and the walls of architectural glass.



For more information or to buy your BRODA Coatings call: 1.888.311.5339


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The World’s Largest Burl

The first burl to be called the world’s largest burl was cut from the base of a 351-year-old Sitka Spruce tree in 1976. The burl weighs an estimated 22 tons and measures 45 feet in circumference. The new contender for the World`s Largest Burl title was carved off a tall Sitka Spruce tree near Holberg on northern Vancouver Island in 2005. At 6 meters tall, 6 meters in diameter, and weighing an estimated 30 tons, the burl is located in a waterfront park next to downtown Port McNeill. Burls are naturally occurring abnormal formations that develop when extra cells grow on a tree. Small burls are used to make attractive table tops and clocks.


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Have you seen this amazing ski ranch?



Have you seen this amazing ski ranch?  Designed by architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson the Kicking Horse Ranch features Broda’s signature color 226 Ebony. Our low VOC wood stain provides an exquisite contrast to the majestic landscape of the Kicking Horse River.  This structure was front row center in the Dec/Jan issue of Gray Magazine.  Read the full article here 

Cabin Fever indeed so open and connected to the nature alongside the luxury setting of the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

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Mistint Blowout Sale

CBR is having a Mistint Blowout Sale.  Come on down for great prices on tinted SLT, DR and Clarity.




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Help us name our new favourite designer colours for BRODA® wood stain and coatings.

WOOD STAIN COATINGS: Name the Coating Contest

Our team is often asked to come up with special colour mixes and matches with our line of BRODA® PRO-TEK-TOR™ Natural oil Wood Stains, CLARITY™ Acrylic and PRO-THANE Urethane coatings.

Some of these are pretty darn nice, if we do say so ourselves. So we decided to release a few of these special shades and include them in our lineup for 2014/2015. That means we’ll have to give them names.

Have a look at the colours below, and some of the names in our online gallery. West Coast themed names may be given special consideration, but we’re really wide open to anything. So give us your best shot. (The decision of the judges is, of course, final!)

Of course, if you would like a free sample of any of our new (or old) low-VOC colours for your deck staining, siding, floor coating, timber staining, log finishing or any other project, all you have to do is ask.

BRODA wood stain dark grey

This shade has a slight ‘burnt wood’ look, but with more warmth and sophistication.

BRODA wood stain light tan

This tone really lets the grain of the wood show through, for a natural, almost western look.

BRODA wood stain medium grey

With 2 coats, the tone deepens and becomes a little cooler. But it still has a warmth and class that has been used for siding, trim and timberwork.

BRODA wood stain light grey

This is a popular warm grey tone that appears different depending on how many coats are applied. Here is the single-coat look.

BRODA wood stain natural oil brown

This is a shade of rich warm brown that at first appears neutral, but has reddish undertones for a deep glow.

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