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Lorena Smalley

West Edmonton Paint Store Passionate about Colour and Design!

Gil and Sabrina Antunes opened The Brilliant Brush in the Spring of 2019. Between them, they have 30 years of experience in the commercial painting and interior design industry. Now focused exclusively on the paint business, you can lean on them for paint advice, getting estimates or choosing a colour. 

We are very excited to have The Brilliant Brush be part of our 2020 Friends of WSAC and look forward to the fun articles.


Refresh your deck, show your style, and add curb appeal with exterior stain.  Get inspired to make the most of the outdoor season.

Guest Blog Post – Deck Stain Ideas & Inspiration

Refreshing your deck and protecting it at the same time is made easier with ARBORCOAT® Exterior Stains, ensuring both durability and style when spending time with friends and family outdoors.

Opacity 101

When it comes to the impact stain will have on your deck’s design, understanding opacity is key.

Opacity is the degree to which you can see the natural grain of wood, achieved by using one of the following…

    • Clear: stain has no colour added and shows the natural beauty of the wood.
    • Translucent: stain doesn’t obscure grain and texture of wood and includes just the slightest tone.
    • Semi-Transparent: stain allows most of the grain and texture to show through, with slightly more prominent colour.
    • Semi-Solid: stain, with its deeper shades, covers most imperfections while allowing some of the grain and texture of the wood to show through.
    • Solid: stain offers the greatest colour depth of all, covering the majority of imperfections while allowing the texture of the wood to peek through lightly.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE Deck Stain Ideas & Inspiration

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