CBR Products Spring Cleaning Press Release

CBR Products Spring Cleaning Press Release

                  

CONTACT: Bill Willis
 
                                                              
SPRING CLEANING DOESN’T HAVE TO DIRTY THE EARTH –
OR THE ENVIRONMENT IN YOUR HOME
Low VOC paints, stains and cleaners by BRODA® ensure both
Green and Clean Home Maintenance
 
MAY 20, 2010, VANCOUVER, BC - Spring has officially sprung. And as trees begin to sprout new leaves and flowers bloom - the “To-Do” list of indoor and outdoor home maintenance projects also emerges after the long Canadian winter.
 
For many, this beautiful time of year is also the time to beautify our homes, cottages and cabins, and prepare for the summer ahead. This often includes a long checklist of projects from general cleaning and clearing to painting and protecting.
 
The irony is, that our best beautifying intentions are often dangerously dirty, both for us, and our environment. Ever heard of VOCs? They are Volatile Organic Compounds that are emitted as gasses from solids and liquids such as paints and lacquers, paint strippers and cleaning supplies, among others. You know that new paint smell? That’s caused by VOCs.
 
VOCs can have short - and long-term adverse health effects that can include eye, nose and throat irritation; headaches; loss of coordination; nausea; as well as damage to liver, kidney and the central nervous system. Some have even been know to cause cancer in animals and humans. Environmentally, they contribute to smog levels.
 
Additionally, some paints and wood stains require toxic solvents for cleanup. Oily rags and toxic cans from these products poison landfills for generations.
 
The good news is that even before the Canadian Government announced regulations to lower VOC content in paints, adhesives and other building materials in 2008, CBR Products was setting the standard for making low VOC paints and coatings.
 
Over 15 years ago, CBR founder Bill Willis created BRODA®, a line of low VOC water-borne, natural oil wood finishes, acrylics and urethane coatings for interior and exterior use. The BRODA® difference means the pigments and binders are not carried by harsh solvents that emit VOCs. Frighteningly, VOCs don't just “stink” as you paint them on. They can be released for years as they cure and dry in your home.
 
BRODA® PRO-TEK-TOR is a unique water-borne, oil-based formulation, which offers long-lasting durability and easy maintenance, with low odour / low odor and easy clean-up. It is ideal for logs, timbers, siding, roofs, walls and decks.
 
All CBR cleaning products are also proven performers with a low environmental impact and include formulations for all surfaces (driveways, wood, floors, tile, countertops, cars, etc.); aluminum; concrete/masonry; glass; graffiti; mould / mold; and carpet cleaners.
Checking off the Spring “To-Do” list is a good feeling. Doing some good for the planet and your family’s personal environment at the same time, also feels like the right thing to do.
 
 
CBR is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and is a leader in environmentally-friendly paints, stains and coatings products. CBR manufactures, BRODA®, a line of low VOC water-borne coatings, natural wood finishes, furniture paints and interior and exterior finishes with low odour / low odor, great durability and easy clean-up. CBR products are available throughout Canada. Check the CBR website: www.cbrproducts.com for a dealer near you.