Waterborne Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer by Mohawk

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Mohawk’s Waterborne Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer is a freeze-thaw stable formula that is water reducible, self cross-linking, low VOC technology that has excellent color retention and is suitable for cabinet, millwork, furniture and other high traffic interior wooden surfaces. It passes all KCMA performance standards and can be used as a self sealing system.

Formulated to meet production shop needs, it is an environmentally friendly alternative to comparable solvent base products.

May be applied over any Mohawk stain. Allow oil type stains to dry a minimum of 1 hour for improved adhesion. Available in plastic containers, which resist rusting and improve shelf life. Solids: 35%.

  • Water-clear product, will not change the color when applied over a color coat
  • Improved flow and lay out on the surface due to having more open time
  • Suitable for LEED® credits: EQ Credit 4.2 Low Emitting Materials - Paints & Coatings
  • Contains no formaldehyde or isocyanate, low odor, water clean up
  • Improved clarity, specifically with lower sheens
  • Easy to apply, dries quickly
  • Does not turn yellow
  • High solid content
  • Self-leveling
  • Enhances the color of natural and dyed woods
  • Increased resistance to abrasion and household products
  • Mild, non-annoying odour
  • Excellent transparency

For Professional Use Only

Mohawk’s Waterborne Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer can be ordered tinted, we can reproduce most colors of Benjamin Moore®, Sherwin William® and Sico®. However please note that colors of the Benjamin Moore CC series (Canadian Colours) can no longer be replicated through our coloring system.

Mohawk’s Waterborne Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer can be colored with Mixol and other water-based colorants to recreate a wide variety of colors.

Color matches

We can reproduce the colors of Benjamin Moore®, Sherwin William® and Sico®.


Les produits de finition Ardec inc, is not affiliated with Benjamin Moore®, Sherwin William® and Sico®. All color names and color codes are references for color matching only and are not owned by Les produits de finition Ardec inc. Color names and color codes are specific to each brand, i.e. Benjamin Moore®, Sherwin William® and Sico®.

Color matches are made with industry Best Practices, Standards and Procedures to ensure correct color continuity and standards when referenced with the color name and code provided by the customer. While we strive to create an exact match and repeatability of the color requested, we have no control over color shifts or changes that may take place when the color chip is referenced by both the customer and by our color lab. We offer no warranty, guarantee, implied or expressed, when matching outside brand colors.

Directions for use


Stir thoroughly before using, do not shake. Seal with Mohawk Waterborne Pre-Catalyzed Sealer (M/MA640-21007) or Waterborne Wood Tone Sealer (M641-2400) if used over stain colors to add warmth and allow 30-45 minutes to dry before sanding with 320 grit sandpaper.

Waterborne Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer may also be used as its own sealer.


Apply Waterborne Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer in light, even coats of 3-4 wet mils. Always scuff sand previous coat with 320 grit sandpaper and remove any sanding dust from the surface before applying any additional coats.

Total finishing system, including sealer and topcoats, should not exceed 4 dry mils. Waterborne sealers and finishes are high solids, quick building products. Excessive finish build can lead to a cloudy finish especially in lower sheens, cracking, cold checking and other finish failures.

Waterborne PreCatalyzed Sealer and/or topcoat may be tinted with Waterborne Colorants not to exceed 10% addition by volume.


Protect from freezing. If product has frozen and appears unusable, place product at room temperature (minimum 70 degrees F) for 48 hours then add 1% water by volume to reduce viscosity. Waterborne Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer is manufactured at spray
viscosity. Small amounts of clean water may be used if further reduction is necessary. Begin with 1 ounce per gallon and add additional water if necessary. Do not exceed 5%.

Strain product before use for best results. Always use a Mohawk Waterborne Sealer under lower sheens (40 or below) in order to reduce the risk of cloudy looking film that is sometimes caused by excessive build of lower sheen coatings.

For results that resemble a solvent coating looking system, use Mohawk Waterborne Wood Tone Sealer (M641-2400), especially if applied over a dark stain color.

Always do a sample panel to test results of mixture prior to applying on the actual work.
Remove sanding dust after sanding.

Stainless steel spray equipment is recommended to avoid iron contamination (discoloration).

Flush equipment and fluid lines after use with warm tap water.

Do not use a tack cloth to remove sanding dust. Sanding dust should be removed with a dry cloth or compressed air.


3.8 L · Clear - Matte
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Classification Wood Lacquers
Brand Mohawk
Size 3.8 L
Sold Since September 17, 2019

Acrylic, Butyl cellosolve, Dipropylene glycol n-butyl ether


520 sq ft per gallon


168 g / L



Tools cleaning


  • Clear
  • White
  • Tinted
  • Spray gun
  • Turbine
  • Airless pump




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Syed · Oct 23, 2020

What a durable product for cabinets painting. Great customer service and quick arrival. They tint it to any color.

Best waterborne finish yet!

Jeremy Fruit · Mar 3, 2020

This product is excellent! Very quick dry times, great self-sealing properties, almost no odour, and from what I have been able to ascertain from the MSDS is its very very low in toxicity. Cleans out of my gun really well and sands to a nice powdery smooth finish. I've been able to flip my panels over on the carts to apply a second coat to the opposing side within 40 minutes and absolutely no marks have been left in the newly finished surface. Awesome! Ardec also mixes the colour spot-on!

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