High Performance Water

White Conversion Varnish



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DSI Water white conversion varnish

High Performance Conversion Varnish is a new generation of water white, non-yellowing, self sealing post catalyzed amino alkyds conversion varnish. HP WW CV has excellent application and sanding properties and includes UV absorbers for enhanced UV resistance and color stability. HP WW CV is completely HAPS free and provides an ultra low formaldehyde formula that passes the European Standard E-1 for formaldehyde emissions.

HP WW CV passes all KCMA tests and AWI System 5, Conversion Varnish, for household chemicals, solvents and moisture resistance tests.
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HP Conversion Varnish Advantages
• Fast dry times
• Excellent durability and smooth to the touch
• Close to the wood appearance
• Easy to apply
• Quick dry to sand time
• UV resistance and color stability


• Water white and non yellowing
• Unique, smooth-to-the-touch rich finishes
• Post-cat technology with A 24 pot life
• Ultra-low formaldehyde and HAPS free
• Self-sealing formula with outstanding sanding properties - sealer is optional
• Medium solids -- just two coats will build an excellent finish
• Quick drying cycle -- Faster cross-linking eliminates lifting problems on recoat and touch up, common with some post-catalyzed varnishes
• Exceptional durability and resistance to water and wear damage by usage
• Excellent mar and scratch resistance
• Easily applied with conventional spray, airless spray, air assisted airless spray or HVLP equipment<
• Can be force-dried at 100°F to 150°F to speed the cure cycle
• Non-photochemically reactive
• Meets AWI TR-6 performance standards for chemical and moisture resistance
• Meets KCMA moisture resistance standards
• Available in dull and satin

HP WW CV Test & Performance Characteristics:.
HP WW CV has undergone rigorous quality testing to verify performance and application characteristics. The M.L. Campbell laboratory has formulated HP WW CV to meet or exceed the required performance levels established by KCMA for finishes. HP WW CV meets the AWI performance standard TR-6 for chemical and moisture resistance.

Print Resistance - Purpose: Test the availability of the finish to be print-resistant. No print after 24-hour dry time. HP WW CC has a rating of EXCELLENT.

Heat And Cold Check Resistance - Purpose: Test the ability of the finish to withstand hot and cold cycles for prolongated periods. Passes 20 cycles. HP WW CC has a rating of EXCELLENT.

Cross Hatch - Purpose: Test the ability of finish to adhere to various substrates and/or finishes. HP WW CC has a rating of EXCELLENT.

Blocking - Purpose: test the ability of the finish to withstand any finish defects from stacking or packing after 4-hour dry time. HP WW CC has a rating of EXCELLENT.

Wet Heat Resistance - Purpose: Test the ability of the finish to withstand high heat for long periods HP WW CC has a rating of EXCELLENT.

Edge Soak - Purpose: Test a coating’s ability to perform in relation to a coated cabinet door’s resistance to detergent and water. HP WW CC has a rating of EXCELLENT.


Purpose: Test the ability of the finish to withstand substances typically found in kitchens and bathrooms. Exceeds AWI specifications for post-catalyzed conversion varnish chemical resistance. Contact and dry time of each chemical is in accordance with AWI and KCMA test procedures.

Vinegar- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Lemon Juice- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Orange Juice- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Grape Juice- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Ketchup- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Coffee- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Olive Oil- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Boiling Water- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Cold Water- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Nail Polish Remover- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Household Ammonia- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
VM&P Naphtha - Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Isopropyl Alcohol- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Wine- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Windex- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
409 Cleaner- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Lysol- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
33% Sulfuric Acid- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
28% Ammonium Hydroxide- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Gasoline- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Murphy’s Oil Soa-p Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Vodka 100 Proof- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
1% Detergent- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
10% TSP Excellent- Rating of 5 out of 5
Ethanol/Water- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Mustard- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5
Acetone- Excellent Rating of 5 out of 5

M.L. Campbell offers specialty finishes, touch-up products, additives, reducers, retarders and catalysts to meet all of your wood finishing needs.

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