News Release

Cedar Shop Offers Sansin’s High-Performance, Low-VOC Wood Finishes to Homeowners & Contractors in Calgary

-Grand Opening Celebration at new 53,000-square foot showroom showcases Sansin products-

The Sansin Corporation, a global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection, announced today that The Cedar Shop, located at 100-285 Manitou Rd. SE in Calgary, now carries the company’s full line of interior and exterior wood protection products.

To showcase Sansin products and commemorate the grand opening of The Cedar Shop’s 53,000-square foot facility, the public is invited to an event on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. A Sansin wood specialist will be available on Friday to answer questions about Sansin products and to help customers with their wood finishing projects. The events also feature product specials, refreshments, door prizes and gifts for the first 150 people to attend on each day. To learn more, contact The Cedar Shop at 403-243-5720.

A family-owned company, The Cedar Shop was founded in 1978 to meet the needs of a burgeoning Calgary home builders market. Serving the DIY and contractor markets, the company has grown to become “Canada’s Largest Cedar Showroom.” In addition to the massive showroom, the new facility has warehouse space, a 1.4-acre fenced yard for larger contractors and builders, and manufacturing and assembly areas.

“As a leader in the industry, we only carry premium products, and Sansin definitely fits that bill,” said Mitch Wile, General Manager of The Cedar Shop. “There are no other companies that offer what Sansin has – a low-VOC, water-borne finish that really works. Our decision to carry Sansin was based on the performance of the product combined with customer demand.”

Sansin’s Director of Sales & Marketing Caroline March-Long said Sansin introduced water-borne finishes to the market over 30 years ago. “Sansin’s water-borne technology means our products penetrate deep into the wood fiber, and when it’s dry it repels water and protects against UV while still allowing the wood to breathe,” said March-Long. “Sansin’s colorant system utilizes nano tint technology so The Cedar Shop can beautify cedar with a protective finish without sacrificing the unique look and feel that cedar provides.”

The Cedar Shop custom tints Sansin’s interior and exterior products on-site, allowing customers to achieve the perfect color for their project.

  • Exterior Finishes – Sansin’s exterior finishes (Classic 1·2·3, SDF, DEC, ENS) protect wood through unique water-borne, penetrating formulas. They contain no harsh or flammable solvents and allow wood to breathe naturally, while inhibiting decay and increasing durability and performance. Exterior finishes come in a range of captivating colors from naturals and translucents to saturated and solid hide.
  • Purity® Interior Stains and Clears – Sansin’s low-VOC interiors include stains and gels that harness the power of nano tint technology to penetrate deep into the wood for uniform color that is vibrant, long-lasting and durable in addition to clears that provide a protective topcoat in both a crystal clear finish or warm wood tone.

About The Cedar Shop
Offering high-end cedar products, reliable parts and accessories, and a great selection of construction packages, The Cedar Shop has been helping Calgary-area homeowners turn their yards into paradises. Serving contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike, The Cedar Shop can help create a deck, gazebo, fence, shed, sauna, or other special project into something as enduring as cedar itself. Learn more at

About Sansin

For over 30 years, Sansin has been the only wood protection company focused exclusively on researching and developing environmentally-friendly, water-borne interior and exterior wood products and technologies that deliver outstanding color, durability and performance without the toxicity found in conventional stains. Sansin wood treatments, finishes and preservatives use water, not oil, to deeply penetrate and protect wood naturally, from within. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Sansin has dealer locations in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about The Sansin Corporation, or how to become a Sansin preferred dealer, visit

Contact: Caroline March-Long, 1-877-726-7461 or