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Ron Cameron has been a valuable asset to our company for years. His products have always performed as promised, and he has always been available for questions. Ron brings us great knowledge of products and procedures related to all kinds of finishes. I rarely call that I don’t speak to him immediately, and when I do leave a message it is promptly returned. Ron and Finishes 1st have been the preferred supplier for Jeremiah Johnson Log Homes and Anderson Custom Homes for years, and we see no end to this great relationship."

Dennis Anderson
Jeremiah Johnson Log Homes
Anderson Custom Homes
Evergreen, CO

Trade Shows 2012
Gibsons, BC 
Coast Community Builders Association Home Show

June  4, 2012

Authorized Timber Edge Wood Products Distributor
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Let our Product Knowledge and Customer Support be your one and only Source.
Contact us at 604-734-2143 for more information on how we can help.
This site is created for Builders & Developers
and is designed to both save them money and time

Wood stain on a log home from Legendary Log Homes of Jackson Hole Wyoming & R.C.M. Cad Design
Photo courtesy of Legendary Log Homes & R.C.M. Cad Design

Message from the President


 Wood stain on a cedar-sided home from Jeremiah Johnson Log Homes in Colorado
 Photo courtesy of Jeremiah Johnson Homes 

This website is a 'detailed summary' of what we have learned over the years about wood finishes by helping and working with a great number of people who put their trust in us - from Log Home, Post & Beam and Timber Frame Builders, Architects and Designers, General Contractors and Developers  and Applicators to the Homeowners themselves.  

e have prepared this information for anyone going through the process of creating their dream home, as well as all industry professionals involved in its creation. We are of the opinion that customer service can never be quantified, and each time we are asked to assist in a project, we are truly honoured to have the opportunity to participate in the building and unfolding of a homeowner's dream. 

So while browsing through the pages in the website, please keep in mind that they were developed to share with you what we believe you should know about wood stains (including wood stain color) and sealants (chinking and caulking), based on the knowledge we have acquired from assisting many, many homeowners in the finishing of their homes - homes situated in a variety of geographical areas, subjected to a wide range of weather conditions, and constructed from many different species of wood.

The information on wood finish contained here is intended to support you in finishing your new home, or restoring an older one, in such a way that you obtain exactly the look you envisioned your home having for many years to come; as well, it is intended to add to your understanding of what is involved, including very practical how to's, as, for instance, the best method for applying wood finishes to eliminate any costly mistakes from occuring. We offer this information in what we deem to be the true spirit of providing a service, that is, with the sincere hope that you find it of value, regardless of whether or not you choose to go with our products and services.

f you are an industry professional interested in how we can work together, a homeowner looking for wood finishes of the highest quality and the most environmentally friendly available, or you simply want some advice or direction, please contact us. We look forward to having the opportunity to get to know you and see if we can be of help to you. 

Thank you,
Ron Cameron

Wood preservative stain on log home from Morgan Log Homes
Photo courtesy of Morgan Log Homes  

 Benefits of Working with Finishes 1st

  • Products, knowledge and support to achieve the desired look;
  • A cost estimate that you can put in your budget with confidence;
  • Cost effectiveness now and in the future;
  • An environmentally safe, long term solution;
  • Consulting geared to your project (on-site visit, architectural colour design, etc.);
  • Hard-to-find resources, such as a roster of qualified wood finishing applicators;
  • Ongoing access to the latest technical information;
  • A low cost maintenance program;
  • Several program opportunities for industry professionals to choose from. 
 Wood finishes on a log home from Anderson Custom Homes in Colorado
  Photo courtesy of Anderson Custom Homes



    Helping Our Customers Means:

  • First, identifying their individual needs;
  • Then, informing them of what is involved;
  • And finally, offering them the right solutions.
          At Finishes 1st this process never ends,
        and, as we move forward together,
       our customers become our friends.






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