Pre-Catalyzed Products

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Chemcraft Pre-Catalyzed Products

One size never fits all. That’s why we offer a variety of Pre-Catalyzed finishes, all simple yet versatile. Self-seal, or use with a Chemcraft sealer. Spray straight out of the pail, or add one of our catalysts for even more resistance. Chemcraft puts you in control of your Pre-Catalyzed finishes

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AIRGUARD® Formaldehyde Free Clear Catalyzed Lacquer

Now you can offer your customers a Formaldeyde Free alternative without sacrificing performance. Airguard FF Catalyzed Lacquer has low odor during application and curing and delivers a furniture like feel. It can be used in place of any catalyzed lacquer, and requires no special processes. Formulated for durability, Airguard FF Catalyzed Lacquer provides excellent chemical resistance.

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495-35XX Airguard FF Catalyzed Lacquer

AIRGUARD® Solvent Borne Topcoat

Solvent borne performance and environmental responsibility in one package! AIRGUARD is a ready-to-use, self-sealing Pre-Catalyzed lacquer that’s durable and light stable. This user-friendly product is recommended for office and household furniture, kitchen cabinets and many other interior wood applications. AIRGUARD has improved moisture resistance, household wear and chemical resistance. When applied, it wets the wood like oil based products and enhances its natural color and beauty. AIRGUARD lets you give your clients a product that’s healthier for indoor environments without sacrificing performance. AIRGUARD passes all KCMA finish testing.

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431-58XX Airguard Solvent Borne Pre-Cat Clear TC

VARICURE® Topcoat

The pinnacle of user-friendly performance. High in solids, easy flowing, quick drying and smooth sanding, VARICURE Topcoat outperforms the competition in straight out-of-the-can testing. Add an optional catalyst, and it outperforms many conversion varnish products. Water clear in the can, it resists yellowing due to heat and UVA; it’s also formulated to build higher than the average Pre-Catalyzed lacquer. In addition, VARICURE Topcoat is VHAPS free. You owe it to yourself and your company to give the VARICURE line a try. VARICURE Topcoat passes all KCMA finish testing.

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431-46XX Varicure Pre-Cat Clear TC
431-17XX Varicure 275 Pre-Cat Clear TC

VARISEAL® Sealer

Formulated for use with VARICURE Topcoat as a high performance Pre-Catalyzed system. VARISEAL Sealer sands easily and quickly to provide a smooth film, and is cost effective while maintaining quality. It shares the same user-friendly qualities as VARICURE Topcoat without sacrificing performance.

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431-4601 Variseal Pre-Cat Clear Sealer
431-1701 Variseal 275 Pre-Cat Clear Sealer
431-4602 Variseal HS Pre-Cat Clear Sealer

VARISET® PLUS Pigmented Topcoat

Superior metal mar resistance with good hide. High solids to provide excellent build with superior flow and leveling. Excellent spray and vertical hang ability. Ultra low yellowing; water white resins used to ensure a very clean bright white color. Can be used as a mid tone base with C-Match and X-Rite color systems. Available in 10, 20, 35, 50 and full gloss sheens. VARISET PLUS passes all KCMA finish testing.

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131-71XX Variset Plus Pre-Cat Pigmented TC

VARISET® Pigmented Topcoat

Superior hide. High solids to provide excellent build with superior flow and leveling. Excellent spray and vertical hang ability. Can be used as a white base with C-Match and X-Rite color systems. Available in 10, 20, 35, 50 and full gloss sheens. VARISET passes all KCMA finish testing.

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131-70XX Variset Pre-Cat Pigmented TC
131-17XX Variset 275 Pre-Cat Pigmented TC

VARISET® Pigmented Primer

(available in white and neutral)

Excellent build and filling ability, especially on MDF. Superior adhesion to various wood species. Fast dry with good sanding characteristics, even if sanded with orbital or mechanical sanders. Excellent spray and vertical hang ability with excellent flow and leveling. High solids provide great coverage with high hiding capabilities.

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545-8023 Variset Pre-Cat Pigmented Primer

VERSAPRIME® Pigmented Primer

Outstanding performance and versatility. VERSAPRIME is compatible with all Chemcraft Pre-Catalyzed and Post-Catalyzed products when catalyzed. This white formulated vinyl basecoat is fast dry with excellent sandability and, with its very clean and bright white color, provides superior hiding. VERSAPRIME makes an excellent choice for a tinted primer system.

Available in 275 / 550 VOC compliant

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545-5119 Versaprime Pre-Cat Pigmented Primer
545-5120 Versaprime 275 Pre-Cat Pigmented Primer
545-5121 Versaprime Neutral Pre-Cat Pigmented Primer

E.S. LACQUER ELITE Topcoat

(available in white)

If you need a Pre-Catalyzed coating that will decelerate natural yellowing, E.S. LACQUER is your ultimate solution. Whether you’re finishing over a white pickled stain or just need to maintain the most color consistency over time, E.S. LACQUER’s UV absorbers will help create a clarity that endures. E.S. LACQUER ELITE passes all KCMA finish testing.

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431-47XX E S Lacquer Elite II Pre-Cat Clear TC
131-11XX E S Lacquer White II Pre-Cat Pigmented TC

CHEMGUARD II Topcoat

This is a workhorse in the Chemcraft line of Pre-Catalyzed lacquers. In extremely competitive markets, CHEMGUARD II provides a price advantage without sacrificing a quality product. Like all our Pre-Catalyzed coatings, CHEMGUARD II offers the option of adding a catalyst to increase the resistance. Perfect for those select jobs where a little extra durability is needed without having to stock another product. CHEMGUARD II passes all KCMA finish testing.

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431-70XX Chemguard II Pre-Cat Clear TC

OPTISEAL Sealer

The best universal Pre-Catalyzed family of sealers in the market. Provides moisture resistance and great adhesion over all Chemcraft stains, and is available in standard and high solid versions. These versatile sealers can be used with or without an additional catalyst. Excellent for use in multi-step color systems.

Available in 275 / 550 VOC compliant

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431-1961 Optiseal 550 Pre-Cat Clear Sealer

CHEMVINYL Pre-Catalyzed Sealer

This Pre-Catalyzed vinyl sealer has superior moisture resistance, high solids, excellent adhesion and durability. Its water white formulation makes it the best choice for multi-step color systems.

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431-1923 Chemvinyl Pre-Cat Clear Sealer

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