What Is Post-Catalyzed Conversion Varnish and Why Is It Better?
Crown Cabinetry only uses post-catalyzed conversion varnish. Before we spray this type of finish, it is first mixed with a catalyst in-house. Its done in small individual batches because it only lasts for 8 hours. The catalyst causes a chemical reaction bonding the finish to the wood. Most cabinet shops use a bulk manufactured pre-catalyzed varnish because it's less expensive and faster for them. The pre-catalyzed finish is not as durable and deteriorates faster leading to premature failure. Using a post-catalyst varnish takes a little more time in our shop, but the results are worth it! A strong finish means that your cabinetry will look ideal for years to come.