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Master Craftsman Douglas Grant loves AcromaPro

Douglas Grant – Cabinet Maker (far right) shows off his personal handcrafted custom guitar expertly finished by Douglas using AcromaPro high quality topcoats.


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Our New Colour Lab

Our new location features a state-of-the-art colour lab!

Clean, Bright, Efficient

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Trends in Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry

Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry

Trends for Kitchens & Bath
Practicality & Simplicity are what will be sought in kitchens and baths of tomorrow. To achieve
this, homeowners will show a greater interest in lasting value and better aesthetics, combining
elegant and rich colors with simple materials which are less ornate and easier to maintain. Look
for a mix of materials like warmer metals with worn, natural woods, contrasting color schemes, and
many shades of blue.

Colormix™ 2015
Optimistic Odyssey – What color is your happy place? Maybe it’s the perfect balance of earthy hues
or a magical alchemy of supernatural shimmer. Maybe you crave the lush shades of a tropical
rainforest or a bold palette sample spun together from all over the world. Whatever hues light up
your personal spectrum, you’ll find them in the 2015 Colormix™ color forecast. The universe is your
paintbox, and you’re the curator, collecting colors that speak to you and combining them in fresh
ways that will put a smile on your – and your customer’s – face.

Au Naturel
As part of the drive for authenticity, natural colors, materials and finishes are returning. The
use of brick and brick veneers along with oiled bronze, copper and brass add a rustic feel, and if
done correctly, will stand the test of time. Look for more exposed old natural beams with rich
stains and warmer metals to dominate in the following months to come. Exposed tongue and groove and
the natural look of Scandinavian and Shaker styles continue
to be on the rise.

Timeless Appeal
As people age they start to build more of a connection with their homes and the details become more
important toward improving the quality of their lives. The kitchen and master bath serve as a
‘sanctuary’ today that separates the occupants from the outside world. As ‘aging in place’ becomes
a reality for many, homeowners are forgoing cabinetry with ornate panels and trim in favor of
flat-front cabinets, which are easier to maintain. In keeping with this concept are fixtures that
are universally designed; easily accessible to many.

Grays continue

Blues used on cabinets, accessories
Jewel Tones as accents with neutrals
Warm Neutrals sought after by most homeowners

Warm Metals less high-polished chrome than previously
Copper remains strong n fixtures, lighting and accessories

Marble counter tops & backsplashes
Cherry, Alder, Walnut
on the rise

Maple holding steady

Rustic Woods reclaimed, recycled, sustainable
Bricks & Stone contrast with glossy surfaces
Quartz countertops are on the rise
Metals Copper, Antique Brass, Oiled Bronze, Brushed Nickel

Deep Pores natural, unfinished
Natural Textures quarter sawn, visible grain, worm hole/imperfections
Lighter Finishes blonde, honey-toned and natural
Durable easy-to-clean, maintenance-free surfaces
Matte close to the wood looks

Washes continue over dark and light



Global Color and Design Center
This trend forecast is brought to you by AcromaPro. Choosing AcromaPro means getting more than the
industry’s leading wood finishing solutions. It means exceptional finishing products and the
expertise gained from our 140-year history. Together with our network of distributor partners, we
deliver everything you need to grow your wood finishing business.


We’re Moving!

                   On Monday, November 2, 2015 we’ll be at our new larger location:



We're Moving

612 Garbally

Professional Finishing Supplies


 Lemmer HVLP Gravity Feed Spray Gun

 Lemmer Gravity Gun

$264.16 Model A928G


Requires a minimum 7 CFM @ 50 PSI. Includes 1.4 mm tip and 600cc cup.



Professional Finishing Supplies

PPS Paint Preparation System


An innovative system from 3M that enables painters to mix less paint, reduce the amount of solvent used, and speed cleanup. Operator efficiency can improve by as much as 15 percent. 3M delivers with the PPS™ Paint Preparation System. Your job is easier and you save money because the need for traditional mixing cups and paint strainers is eliminated. Now paint is mixed and sprayed from the same PPS™ cup, liner with a lid with a built-in filter. Specifically designed adapters allow finishers to use the PPS™ system with virtually any gravity feed spray gun. A key advantage of this closed system is that it enables a finisher’s spray gun to function well at any angle, even upside down. Enhance your quality, reduce solvent use, minimize waste, maximize productivity and make your job easier with the 3M™ PPS™ Paint Preparation System.


3MTM PPS Kit: Package of 2 Mixing Cups & Collars, 650ml capacity, 200 micron filter            $19.75 package of 2

3MTM PPS disposable lid, 650ml capacity disposable liner and 200 micron filter        $2.65 set

Adapter & other sizes available



Professional Finishing Supplies

3M™ Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator

 3M Respirator

The 3M™ Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator. This facepiece combines comfort, durability, and stability. The proprietary quick latch design offers an easy, one-hand touch drop-down mechanism for putting the facepiece on and/off while moving in and out of contaminated areas.

Resilient silicone faceseal provides comfort, durability, and stability with a soft but firm seal

Quick Latch mechanism makes it easy to drop down the respirator from face without removing head straps

Proprietary 3M Cool Flow valve helps reduce heat and moisture to make breathing easier

Low profile half facepiece design offers a wide field of view.

Exhalation valve cover directs exhaled breath and moisture downward to reduce fogging of face shields.


$29.67 Large and Medium Sizes. $17.53 Two Replacement Organic Vapor Cartridges.   $28.71 Ten Replacement P95 Particulate Cartridges

Professional Finishing Supplies

Paint Pockets Spray Paint Booth Exhaust Filters

 Paint Pockets

Paint Pockets® has set the standard for overspray removal with their original line of booth exhaust filters.

With a > 99% efficiency rating and unique design, Paint Pockets filters last 3 to 5 times longer than traditional fiberglass exhaust filters. The extreme efficiency also means less overspray on the fan housing and blades and in the stack during cleanouts.


20” X 20”          $153.72 box of 30

20” X 25”          $191.40 box of 30


Professional Finishing Supplies

FLAME-A-GUARD III Flame Retardant Paper


  • White – improves booth visibility,
  • 80 Lb. weight for heavier traffic,
  • Eliminates tracking paint from spray booth,
  • Allows fast and easy clean-up,
  • 100% Lint Free.

                    36” X 300’ Roll    $122.99

42” X 300’ Roll    $180.99

60” X 300’ Roll    $204.99

Professional Finishing Supplies

BoothCoat Peelable Coating for Spray Booth Walls



  • BoothCoat Sprays easily using airless, HVLP, or conventional spray application,
  • Dries Quickly forming a removable barrier in minutes,
  • Clean up with soap and water. No solvent is required,
  • Booth Coat’s tough, yet flexible film, enables it to strip easily from a wide array of surfaces including wet, dry, and powder spray booth surfaces,
  • Booth Coat White’s bright color improves illumination and worker efficiency in the spray booth,
  • Booth Coat is freeze-thaw stable and has a built in safety factor that protects against accidental freezing,
  • Booth Coat is non-flammable. Store it in the painting area ready for use,
  • No “flash fire” danger from open containers. No special paint locker is necessary,
  • Booth Coat can be used as a masking coating to provide temporary protection for metal and plastic surfaces during manufacturing, shipment or storage.

Columbia Industrial Supplies Inc.

612 Garbally Road

Victoria, BC V8T 2K2

(250) 475-2295

Our Business Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:30-5:00
Saturday 8:00-3:00

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