What is a catalyzed varnish?
Catalyzed varnishes are the measuring stick in the wood coatings world. A two part system, catalyzed varnishes require a Catalyst to dry and function properly. As with all Woodright Products, our catalyzed varnishes endure a rigorous Quality Control process to ensure the best product possible is at your fingertips.
What is a catalyzed finish?
A catalyzed conversion varnish is a fast-drying finish that comes in two parts: the finish and an acid catalyst (hardener) that is added to the finish just before spraying.
What are the different varnish finishes?
Varnish finished wood is naturally glossy, but satin/semi-gloss and flat sheens are available….Let’s discuss each types of varnish in detail with their uses.
- Spirit Varnish. Spirit Varnish.
- Acrylic Varnish. Acrylic Varnish.
- Exterior Varnish.
- Polyurethane Varnish.
- Yacht Varnish.
- Oil Varnish.
What is conversion varnish vs catalyzed lacquer?
A lacquer is a single-component, pre-catalyzed, nitro-celluloid finishthat has 12-18% solids by volume. It is air-cured. A conversion varnish is a high-end solids, two-part post-catalyzed lacquer, which means a hardener must be mixed with this product for the application.
What is the difference between a varnish and a lacquer?
Unlike varnish, lacquer is a type of solvent based product. Finally while varnishes give doors a semi-gloss or satin sheen finish, lacquers give you access to quite a wide range of different shades and sheen levels, so you’ve got more freedom of choice in terms of the colour of your internal door.
Is varnish water resistant?
Polyurethane, varnish, and lacquer are tried-and-true sealants with excellent waterproofing properties. They’re either brushed or sprayed onto clean, sanded wood and then allowed to dry completely, prior to the piece being lightly re-sanded and recoated.
What is a conversion varnish finish?
Conversion Varnish is a chemical-cured, fast-drying finish that consists of 2 parts: the finish and an acid catalyst that’s added just before spraying. The catalyst creates a chemical reaction (cross-linking) in conjunction with added heat-curing that creates the hardest, most durable finish available on the market.
How fast does varnish dry?
Conversion varnishes are 85% cured within about two days of their application. Pre-cats take about 3 to 4 weeks to achieve a cure that is worthy of any kind of performance.
Is lacquer stronger than varnish?
Unlike varnish, lacquer is a type of solvent based product. This finish is even tougher than the one that varnish produces, being resistant to acid, alkali, water and casual bumps and knocks – which covers most types of punishment an internal door could face in a busy family household!
What does catalyzed conversion varnish look like?
What Is Catalyzed Conversion Varnish? The varnish that’s applied over the finish color is there to help protect your wood furniture. Catalyzed conversion varnish basically consists of two parts, the finish liquid and a hardener (called the catalyst) that gets mixed in right before it’s applied.
What kind of varnish is used on wood furniture?
The varnish that’s applied over the finish color is there to help protect your wood furniture. Catalyzed conversion varnish basically consists of two parts, the finish liquid and a hardener(called the catalyst) that gets mixed in right before it’s applied.
What are the different types of catalyzed finishes?
CATALYZED FINISHES From The College of Wood Finishing Knowledge by Ron Bryze There are many different types of catalyzed finishes; lacquers, conversion varnish, polyurethanes, polyesters and even some vinyl sealers. Each of these finishes has their own particular set of characteristics with different strengths and weaknesses.
Where does woodwright catalyzed varnishes come from?
Woodwright Brand Catalyzed varnishes are unlike anything else on the market. As a stand alone company and manufacturer of all of our own products, Woodwright is completely in control of what goes into every drum, pail and gallon can that goes out of our Manufacturing facility in Wilmot, OH.