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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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A beautiful wood home, in less space than some walk-in closets.

Want the beauty and elegance of a handcrafted wood home without the big footprint price tag? Think tiny. Like, 140 square feet tiny. In a space smaller than some bathrooms, Chris and Malissa Tack designed a whole home, with gable … Continue reading

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How to Protect a Beautiful Wood Stump Carving.

One of our long-time customers recently emailed us with a unique challenge. He has had an amazing ‘second home’ carved into the stump of a tree he cut down in his front yard, and he wants to give it the … Continue reading

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Village COOP parking lot in St-Etienne-de-Bolton Gets Broda Treatment

Here’s a quick little post about a great little project. This lovely small Village COOP parking lot in St-Etienne-de-Bolton, Québec had their notice board and fencing finished with 2 coats each of Broda Pro-Tek-Tor DR 101 Cedar and 234 Sea … Continue reading

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Improving Indoor Air Quality = AFM Safecoat ® MexeSeal Concrete Floor Sealer

To improve the indoor air quality of my Client’s Family’s ski chalet we knew that the original old carpet underlay was adversely contributing to the air quality and as such had be removed.  The plan was for me to remove … Continue reading

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BRODA ® adds finishing touches to a beautiful Quebec Chalet.

While our products are made in BC, there is a growing community of builders, architects and homeowners in La Belle Province who also appreciate our all-weather durability and low-VOC user-friendly stains and finishes. Our CBR Products Quebec distributor, Claude Joyal, … Continue reading

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Zero VOC Paint + Low VOC Primers By AFM Safecoat ® = FUN Painting

The task was to prime and paint seven areas of a large Family home in Ontario, Canada. Knowing about how AFM Safecoat manufactures the least toxic coatings there was no doubt that this would be the brand to be used.  … Continue reading

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Green Building Certification Systems Explained

Buildings in Canada are responsible for 30 – 40% of our greenhouse gas emissions. So making them more efficient and sustainable is critical. But the maze of certifications and ratings is enough to turn even the greenest builder a ripe … Continue reading

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AFM Safecoat ® Products used to help build Sensory Room at Safehaven

The Safehaven Project For Community Living (Safehaven) in Toronto (Etobicoke, North York, Woodbridge and Aurora) in Ontario, Canada is a not-for-profit organization which provides respite and residential care to children who for the most part cannot walk, talk, see or … Continue reading

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