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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 … Continue reading

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Can’t get your bees to buzz or your buckwheat to buck? The Homesteader’s Emporium is your store.

Our Strathcona neighbourhood in East Vancouver is full of interesting people and businesses. But this has to be one of the most original. When Rick Havlak decided he wanted to make his own cheese, jam and roast coffee, he also … 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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Another great community garden Project in Place – with low-VOC coatings by BRODA ®.

Capilano University’s Community Garden is up and running, thanks to the hard work of the Projects in Place Society and a dedicated group of generous volunteers. The garden project features 67 raised bed planters, a tool shed, concrete stools and … Continue reading

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What’s under that Green Roof? Green Roofs 101

We see these roofs on ground-breaking green buildings. We may even know that they help to moderate a building’s temperature and control storm water in urban areas. But what makes them work? What different kinds of technology are used? If … Continue reading

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ClimateSmart sustainability program helps save CBR Products 10% on electricity!

In March of  2012, we participated in a ClimateSmart for Business program, which helped us focus on sustainability issues like energy use. Part of that process led us to undertake a lighting upgrade in our plant, switching from T-12  fluorescents … Continue reading

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Testimonial for Broda Pro-tek-tor 111 Natural Oil Wood Finish and Clarity Wood & Stone Clear Coat Acrylic Coating

We are pleased to present this building products testimonial and photos of a project from another happy client. We are very pleased that Dave’s building project turned out how he imagined it would. His cottage looks fantastic! “Hi CBR Products, … Continue reading

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5 Tips to help water based coatings perform in the hot summer heat.

Water-based and water-borne coatings like BRODA ® PRO-TEK-TOR have the great advantage of working very well in cool, damp conditions. But this means that when the summer kicks in, more care must be taken to ensure you get maximum performance. … Continue reading

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Broda Sealhide Used As Primer To Solve Blistering Issues

Our good friend Todd Polich of Earth Foundation has been busy as usual and this time he needed our help. Todd’s work is very significant in Vancouver as he and his Foundation strive to promote environmentalism through art, and by … Continue reading

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CBR Products offering our first ever half-price sale on AFM Products – North America’s best green building paint.

AFM Safecoat ® makes some of the lowest-VOC paint and products available, and they rarely, if ever, go on sale. But Vancouver’s CBR Products is now clearing out inventory of these premium green building products at a 50% discount, including paints, primers, … Continue reading

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