• 1K Varnishes

Single-component solvent-based paints generally dry only after evaporation of the solvent phase.
They may contain semi-drying binders in the formulations.

These products, with proven technology, have today quite limited diffusion due to limited chemical performances; however, they can guarantee good flexibility and short drying time, with virtually unlimited pot life.



  • NC Varnishes

Originally created to deliver a high-quality lacquer for automotive, nitrocellulose (NC) morphed years ago into the be-all and end-all for several wood finishes.

In commercial uses, nitrocellulose with nitrogen registering below 12.3 percent is used for lacquers, coatings, and inks. When nitrogen is above 12.6 percent, it is considered explosive.

Usually, NC coating is derived from alkyd resins and nitrocellulose dissolved in a solvent.

Nitrocellulose paint does have positive uses as it easily and quickly dries.

Although the NC system has weaknesses to turn (very low) yellow in time when exposed to direct sunlight, it is widely used in wood surface coating interior furniture. Further, the application of NC is very easy and makes a good coating, with super good clarity and smooth touch film.

In NC there are topcoat systems (lacquer) that can produce a high gloss level (above 90%).

NC lacquer application is very easy. That is, diluted with the solvent mixture (thinner).

Because the NC paint is based on solvent evaporation (1K paint), the thinner strongly influences the drying time NC paints.


Nitrocellulose self-finishing paints, spray use.


Nitrocellulose topcoats, spray use.


Precat is a single-pack self-finishing pre-catalyzed varnish, spray use.

It’s basically an NC varnish with a melamine/urea resin modification to increase chemical resistance.


Nitrocellulose base coats & primers, spray use.


Nitrocellulose self-finishing paints, spray use.