Category Archives: Tips & Hints

Need to colour match another brand of wood stain? No problem.

We occasionally have customers come to us with old finishes we need to match using a custom BRODA® colour. This can be the case where an old wood stain of a different brand has failed in some areas but not … Continue reading

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Creating artistic finishes with BRODA ® low-VOC natural oil wood coatings

Most contractors appreciate the smooth, consistent finish of our BRODA ® coatings, but for some, a weathered country-style finish or distressed surface is a true thing of beauty. We have been asked to create artistic finishes on many occasions, by … Continue reading

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Do-it-yourself Easy Deck Restoration Video

If you’re looking for an easy way to restore weathered grey wood on your deck or fence, we have the answer. Check out this video from one of our happy customers who shows that you don’t need to be a … Continue reading

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One-year Powell Street road closure brings new directions to CBR Products.

The City of Vancouver is busy again, this time building a new railway overpass right in our front yard. So until sometime in 2014, customers coming to our retail store will have to access CBR Products from Campbell Avenue on … Continue reading

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Apple-box siding makes this is one of the sweetest cabin designs around,coated with wood finish stains by Broda.

One of our BRODA ® customers, Shamus Finnegan at Green Suite Painting, recently sent us some pictures of his off-the-grid cabin currently under construction in the Okanogan Valley. Design builder Goodweather­ set out to transform this 5 acre farm into … Continue reading

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When a wood finish fails, don’t give up.

It can happen to the most diligent tradesperson or homeowner. The wood finish chosen (often by someone else entirely) fails and the project starts to look bad. This can be a case of film-forming coatings that do not let the … Continue reading

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Want to see how your painting project will look? Let us paint it digitally, first.

Maybe you have an important building project for which you need to select paint tints. Perhaps you’re a contractor with a very picky client. Or maybe you’re just having a spousal colour spat about staining the porch. Why not to … Continue reading

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BRODA ® Deck Refinishing Stains: How-To Seminar at Greenworks Building Supply; It’s all about prep and patience.

On a sunny Saturday in May, CBR Products  own Chris Dos Santos showed some dealers and homeowners how to refinish wood decks the BRODA ® way, at a building products seminar held at Vancouver’s Greenworks Building Supply. “The key is taking … Continue reading

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Paint and wood stain Colour Trends for 2013 – we’ve got ‘em.

Pantone®, makers of designer color books and printing inks, is one of the largest online resources for tints and hues, and they regularly release their hot colors for the season. Very useful for an architect when determining a coating specification … Continue reading

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