Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bersgma's Paint and Decor in Milton

Tuesday evening many CDECA GTA West Chapter Decorators attended our monthly event at Bergsma's Paint and Decor in Milton.  Jeff Bergsma, owner has a  fantastic showroom with everything you could imagine for home decor - paint, wallpaper, furniture, casegoods, lighting, accessories, etc., Jeff has been in this business for many years and knows this business inside/out.  He carries PPG and his 'specialty' paint C2.  Jeff provided an information night and gave us the scoop about the newest in C2 Paint which will be of interest to all of us undertaking paint projects.  C2 has the best pigments of all paint and they use anywhere from 5 - 8 different pigments in varying amounts to create incredible saturated paint colours.  This paint has a built in primer which speeds up the labour time, thus lessens the cost.  One of the interesting details about C2 paint is that they do not use black colorant, since it absorbs rather than reflects light.  By using many different colorants to create their colours they are able to produce luxurious and pure colour.  Currently they have 496 colours in their palette, and will be rolling out 56 new colours within the next month.  Of course this paint qualifies for LEED credits and has 0 VOC.

Of particular interest to me is the newest collection which is their Cabinet & Trim paint which can also be used on Floors.  This can be tinted to any colour.  The technology is amazing in that is provides an 'oil' like finish with the smooth and silky hand, which levels and is water based.  Now that is Great!!  My kitchen cabinetry is in need of a little refreshing, so I am going to give this newest Cabinet Paint a whirl.  Will let you know how it works out.

The second portion of our evening was devoted to lighting. Phillip Todoroff, a Lighting Representative, Designer and Educator shared the latest in LED technology and the most up to date in bulb innovations from Phillips.  We learned everything new on the market in lighting products and how far we have come.  Phillip demonstrated the different bulbs and how they gave off different 'colour' as in warm, blue, yellow, pure, etc.  My brain is not digesting all of this information.   Bergsmas is as a must visit location!  

Thanks to all for providing us with a fabulous and educational evening.

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