Serving the Bay Area Since 1980

Specializing in High End, High Volume, Precision Color Matching
Wood Coatings & Color Systems Paints & Coatings Company Interior Wood Finishes Quality Wood Finishes & Stains Solvent, Water-Based Pigments Retailer

Leading Distributor of Wood Finishes, Solvents, Stains & Toners, Serving San Jose, San Francisco, Gilroy & Surrounding Areas Since 1980

Cascade Coatings is the Bay Area's premier distributor for commercial-grade wood finishing products. Our third-generation, family-owned business has been the preferred supplier of lacquers, conversion varnishes, polyurethanes, and pro-polyurethanes for professional contractors, wood finishers, industrial and metal finishers, custom cabinet makers, and furniture makers and finishers throughout San Jose, San Francisco, Redwood City, Oakland, Gilroy, and surrounding areas since 1980. We are authorized dealers for Wood-Kote, Chemcraft, Saman, and Chromaflo Technologies, and experts in custom color matching. Not only do we maintain a large and diverse inventory of high-quality wood finishing products, but we also offer delivery to the entire Bay Area (with rush services available), and a dedicated team of professionals, with years of hands-on experience, who can provide reliable guidance on which wood finish, metal finish, solvent, stain, and/or toner will best serve your needs.

Exceptional Custom Color Matching Services

When it comes to color matching, Cascade Coatings has no equal. We are the best in the business at achieving a precise match for every color we manufacturer, with little to no errors and high batch to batch consistency.

We can custom color match any of the following:

  • Conversion varnishes
  • Pre-catalyzed lacquers
  • Metal finishes
  • Water-based coatings
  • Polyurethane coatings
  • Glazes
Gilroy Water-Based Coatings, Stains

Our San Jose workshop is fully-equipped with the latest in color-matching technology, including gloss meters and thickness gauges to accurately quantify sheen and coating thickness. For optimal results, we employ a series of quality control processes to ensure our color matching is of the quality our customers expect. In the final stages of quality control, we use a Macbeth lighting booth to visually review color matches under different types of lighting for unparalleled accuracy.

We can match colors based on a wood, metal, or paint sample. If for some reason the color matching for your varnish, lacquer, or coating does not meet your exact requirements, we will work with you until we get the correct match.

Oakland Custom Color Matching Experts

Expert Troubleshooting & Advice for Your Wood Finishing Project

Cascade Coatings is the Bay Area's acknowledged expert at troubleshooting application issues. Over the three decades we've been in business, we have tested thousands of wood and metal coatings from multiple brands, and are highly proficient in recommending the best types of finishes, stains, toner, dyes, glazes, sealers, and solvents for different types of woods and metals. If you are experiencing a problem with your current finishing product, we can help you determine the cause, then steer you toward a better product for your needs, or potentially correct it with our own color-matching services.

Chromaflo Universal Tinting Colors

Premium Finishes, Stains, Varnishes, Lacquers, and Universal Tinting Colors (UTC)

At Cascade Coatings, we only carry highly rated brands like Chemcraft, Wood Kote, Saman, and Chromaflo, which includes UTC Universal Tinting Colors. Additionally, we are an authorized distributor of 2.8 Pro-Polyurethane, a high solids polyurethane that is a highly versatile and durable coating suitable for use in a wide variety of metal finishing applications, such as window casings, signs, door frames. Our inventory also includes an extensive variety of solvents, such as methyl amyl ketone (MAK), acetone, lacquer thinners, solvent reducers, VM&P NAPTHA, and mineral spirits.

Redwood City Stains, Toners, Primers

Quick Turnaround Times. Convenient Delivery Services. VOC and AQMD Compliant

Give us a call today to speak to one of our friendly staff members. We offer competitive pricing, quick turnaround times, and delivery services throughout the entire Bay Area, including San Jose, San Francisco, Redwood City, Oakland, Gilroy, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and nearby cities. Our minimum order requirements range from 1 quart to 1 gallon, depending on the type of stain, varnish, lacquer, or coating you require.

We can also assist you in remaining in compliance with the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) regulations as outlined by the Air Quality Management District (AQMD). As required by law, we provide technical data sheets (SDS sheets) with ingredient lists for all of our products.

Our San Jose facility is open Monday through Thursday 7am - 4pm; Friday 7am - 3pm.

8 Reasons to Choose Cascade Coatings:

  • Serving the Bay Area Since 1980
  • 3rd Generation Family Business
  • Precision Color Matching
  • Over 30 Years of Experience
  • Competitive Prices on Quality Products
  • Experts at Resolving Application Issues
  • Fast Delivery to the Entire Bay Area
  • VOC and AQMD Compliant


Cascade has been a great resource for our company. We're a painting contractor and wood finisher and Cascade has been great on product knowledge, recommendations and color matching. We have a lot of experience doing color matching in-house so we know what it takes and Don does an excellent job. We use them regularly.

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Contact Cascade Coatings

1615 Terminal Ave.
San Jose, CA 95112


Mon - Thur: 7:00am-4:00pm
Friday: 7:00am-3:00pm


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