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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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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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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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More Low-VOC Coating Regulations are on the way. How will they affect YOU?

In 2005, it was estimated that 51 kilotonnes of VOCs were emitted from architectural coatings in Canada. Since 2010, Environment Canada has published the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Architectural Coatings Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II. … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Learning & Cultural Centre at Royal Roads University in Victoria

The Aboriginal Learning & Cultural Centre, at Royal Roads University, designed by McFarland Marceau Architects and built by Kinetic Construction, is situated at a tranquil spot on the edge of Esquimalt Lagoon, with delightful views in every direction. The design … 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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BRODA® coatings help green up the new VanDusen Gardens Visitor Centre.

It took more than a decade of planning and 17 months of construction, but VanDusen Gardens’ new centerpiece of green building is now open to the public. And we are proud to say BRODA® Coatings are a part of it. … Continue reading

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Mill Glaze and Smooth Wood

‘Mill Glaze’ is something a lot of people seem to forget about, most likely because they can’t ‘see’ it, however it is more than likely sitting there right underneath your nose silently waiting to hinder your staining attempts. ‘Mill Glaze’ … Continue reading

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