Now we can pre-stain your composite siding, planks, shingles and more with super-durable SEAL-HIDE Elastomeric paint.

Rich color home siding

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DURABLE WEATHERPROOF PAINT FOR SIDING, AND  OTHER SUBSTRATES.

Want the low-maintenance durability of composite with the custom colour options and extra weather resistance of a coating? BRODA® SEAL-HIDE Elastomeric paint puts it all together in a flexible, breathable coating that we can tint to virtually any designer hue.

SEAL-HIDE is the perfect choice for coating concrete, fiber or other porous or irregular surfaces. Its flexible formula stretches across gaps and irregularities and protects through a wide variety of weather conditions.

Our pre-staining service makes it easy to build with confidence, as the colours and coating are already taken care of – tinted to your designer specifications and applied to rigorous CBR Products factory standards. Pre-stained materials are then delivered, wrapped and ready, to your construction site.

SEAL-HIDE Elastomeric PaintUnlike some coatings, SEAL-HIDE will not bubble or blister when moisture is released from concrete or other surfaces, as the coating actually ‘breathes’.

Bring your colour chips and composite samples down to the CBR Products shop for a free pre-stain consultation.

Once you see how easy it is and how good it can look, the deal will be sealed.

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Low-VOC Coatings for Renovations in Quebec are no laughing matter!

Quebec wood stain ad

Did you know that BRODA® Coatings and Wood Stain are also popular in Quebec? C’est vrai! (It’s true!) A popular magazine for modern home building, Maison du 21e siecle, recently launched their special issue on renovations, and, with our marketing firm, Unicycle Creative, we decided to try a more handcrafted approach to advertising.

The headline reads, “By the time you’re finished renovating, you’ll be glad you chose a finish this easy to maintain.”

Anyone who has lived through a renovation will recognize the character in the illustration.

The text points out the obvious advantages of BRODA® for long-term maintenance; Low VOC’s, soap & water cleanup, and in the case of BRODA® PRO-TEK-TOR™ Natural Oil Wood Stain, never having to strip wood stain again.

So here’s to easy maintenance, AND cartoons – the universal language!

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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 all of it needs to be re-coated.

All we need is a sample of the finish to be matched and the wood to be coated, and we can brush out samples to achieve a consistent colour, transparency and surface. The samples shown here were designed to match Sikkens colours, so the home owner could switch to the low-VOC easy maintenance of BRODA® coatings.

Whether you are staining a deck, siding, soffits, wood floors or timber beams, give us your custom colour challenge! We are up for it!

BRODA match to sikkens wood stain dark oak

BRODA® match for Sikkens Dark Oak 009

Broda match for Sikkens 072 Butternut wood stain

BRODA® match for Sikkens Butternut 072

Broda match Sikkens 077 cedar wood stain

BRODA® match for Sikkens Cedar 077

BRODA match Sikkens 078 natural

BRODA® match for Sikkens natural 078

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Kimbell Art Museum Expansion Complete. Big, Beautiful, BRODA Coated Beams Featured in Architectural Record

An addition to what has been called ‘one of modern architecture’s greatest monuments’, the expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum in Texas, by Renzo Piano, has opened to great acclaim. Its iconic beams were created right here in BC by Structurlam, coated to precise specifications with BRODA ® Clarity and trucked 3350km from Penticton to Fort Worth. You can see some of the construction shots in our original blog post here, and a dazzling slide show with more photos by Timothy Hursley here.

The strength of these massive beams allows for a 100-foot span between concrete pillars, providing a sense of open space that allows the museum’s collection the space it deserves.

Congratulations to Structurlam – this is truly a world-class installation.

 Kimbell Art Gallery: 100-foot long timber frame architectural beams wood coating specification acrylic water-based coatings by BRODA laminate glulam clear-coat staining finish
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Creating artistic finishes with BRODA ® low-VOC natural oil wood coatings

artistic-wood-finish-sampleMost 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 architects, designers and homeowners. Here are a few of our insider tips and tricks to get the wood protection you need with the colour and impact you want.

Surface: To begin with, the surface of the wood is going to dictate what features and textures can be brought out with the layers of colour. Choose wood with a strong grain, and/or add to the look by beating and distressing the wood before you stain (but after you sand and remove any mill glaze!) We like to use chains, hammers and other instruments of torture, depending on how worn the customer wants the wood to look.

Base Coat: Choose the colour you want o come through from underneath. Often, the antique look is achieved with a dark colour underneath, and a lighter colour over top, but this is your artistic statement. It’s a good idea to create a series of test sections where you can try out colours and see what looks best. We are happy to send you samples of our products, and with over 50 stock colors to choose from, you can have a lot of fun.

Overcoat: Spread this colour and use a cloth, brush or textured fabric to wipe some of it off. Experiment with thicker applications, more than one coat, etc.

Sanding/Weathering: You can sand or erode the topcoat further after it has dried. Some finishes go right down to the wood level on corners and other protruding areas, but you’ll have to use a topcoat to protect in those situations.

Topcoat: Once you are happy with your surface, choose the right protective topcoat. For outdoor applications, this could be a BRODA ® PRO-TEK-TOR SLT or DR formula. For sheltered or interior applications, you could choose BRODA ® CLARITY Acrylic, and for heavily-trafficked areas such as floors, doors or furniture, try hard-wearing BRODA ® PRO-THANE water-borne urethane coating.

Take pictures as you go! People will be interested to see how you achieved your masterful effect, and you may even need to remind yourself how it was done if you need to match it later. And please, send your pictures along to us. We love to see what people do with our products.

If you need any help, or want us to tackle the finishing for you, just give us a call at 1-888-311-5339. Our brushes and chains are waiting!

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We’re pleased to help bring colour to another Project in Place Community Playground.

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Vancouver-based landscape architects Sharp & Diamond are doing it again with their Projects in Place Society. This non-profit group brings construction professionals together with the general public to design and implement projects that benefit their community.

The CBR Projects / BRODA ® Coatings team has worked with Sharp & Diamond on several projects, including the sustainable and beautiful Visitor Centre at VanDusen Gardens, Vancouver. We are happy to be donating some of our colourful PRO-TEK-TOR Natural Oil Wood Stain (in 231 Pavestone Red, 236 Savanah Gold and 339 Smoke Blue) to add a touch of low-VOC colour to the wood benches, wood tables and playground elements in this great incentive. To find out more about Projects in Place, check out their website.

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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 pro painter to get great results. Just plan your deck restoration project, follow instructions and start with the right stuff – namely, a pressure washer, some x-180 Weathered Wood Restorer and a supply of BRODA ® Water-Borne Natural Oil Wood Finish.

You’ll also see a pretty clever way to apply stain in between the deck boards without the use of a sprayer.

Grab a can of your favourite beverage and get ready to turn that old gray wood deck into a fresh outdoor space, over just one weekend.

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

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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 the Hastings Street side.

The Powell Street Overpass project is a $50-million major road and rail infrastructure project designed to expand rail network capacity and improve access for pedestrians, cyclists and commuters.

It’s also going to make it a whole lot trickier to get to Starbucks across Cordova. So you may want to BYOCoffee.

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Artdec brings BRODA ® natural wood finishes to even more of the Quebec market.

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Since 1990, Artdec.ca has been searching out and profiling greener, safer and better-performing products in the wood finishing industry, and bringing them to the Quebec market. So they are a natural fit to carry the BRODA ® line of water-borne natural oil wood stains, acrylic and urethane coatings.

Réalisation_prato-Verde2With a wide range of natural oils, waxes, varnishes, paints, stains, glues and wood finishing tools, Artdec.ca has become a leader in wood finishing and is proud to provide and share knowledge with customers through their forums and online technical support.

BRODA ® products have been successful in the Quebec market for a number of years. A love of wood and respect for the environment makes our natural oil woodstain and water-based acrylic and urethane finishes very popular with our friends in La Belle Province.

So here’s to many years of fine finishing together. Salut!

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