Canlak Varnishes & Lacquers in Ottawa

High Quality Durable Varnishes & Lacquers

Beautiful Lacquers & Varnishes to Complete Your Space

Canlak strives to continue as a leader in the industry of industrial wood coatings and concentrate their efforts on quality, innovation and service. They offer a full-line of high efficiency lacquers & varnishes including pre-catalyzed and post-catalyzed lacquers, as well as conversion varnish.

There are a variety of options available ranging from completely sheer to opaque lacquers in a wide range of colours and finishes. Canlak is designed to dry rapidly and includes non yellowing properties to keep your home looking beautiful for years to come. We are conveniently located on Bank Street in the Glebe, in Stittsville, and in Ottawa Industrial Park. Our team of experts will be happy to guide you to the perfect Canlak products you need for your Ottawa renovation project.

Beautiful Lacquers & Varnishes to Complete Your Space

Canlak strives to continue as a leader in the industry of industrial wood coatings and concentrate their efforts on quality, innovation and service. They offer a full-line of high efficiency lacquers & varnishes including pre-catalyzed and post-catalyzed lacquers, as well as conversion varnish.

There are a variety of options available ranging from completely sheer to opaque lacquers in a wide range of colours and finishes. Canlak is designed to dry rapidly and includes non yellowing properties to keep your home looking beautiful for years to come. We are conveniently located on Bank Street in the Glebe, in Stittsville, and in Ottawa Industrial Park. Our team of experts will be happy to guide you to the perfect Canlak products you need for your Ottawa renovation project.

Protect Your Wood Surfaces With A Finish That Makes Them Shine

Canlak lacquer and varnish products are the ultimate in wood finishing and protection products. They can be used to give a beautiful finish with a bright sheen on any wood surface. There is no need to worry about everyday spills on wood surfaces leaving stains that can stick out like a sore thumb in an otherwise neatly kept room. That makes these products crucial for family homes with hardwood floors, wood tables and chairs and small children running around.

A strong lacquer finish will protect well against the every day wear and tear that these surfaces endure. With a Canlak product protecting these wood surfaces, you can rest assured that they will continue to look great well into the future! Speak with one of experts today about our Canlak products to find the right product for you!

Protect Your Wood Surfaces With A Finish That Makes Them Shine

Canlak lacquer and varnish products are the ultimate in wood finishing and protection products. They can be used to give a beautiful finish with a bright sheen on any wood surface. There is no need to worry about everyday spills on wood surfaces leaving stains that can stick out like a sore thumb in an otherwise neatly kept room. That makes these products crucial for family homes with hardwood floors, wood tables and chairs and small children running around.

A strong lacquer finish will protect well against the every day wear and tear that these surfaces endure. With a Canlak product protecting these wood surfaces, you can rest assured that they will continue to look great well into the future! Speak with one of experts today about our Canlak products to find the right product for you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canlak is a line of industrial wood coatings. Canlak products include lacquers & varnishes; UV products; Water-based coatings; polyesters & polyurethanes; colour systems; specialty products and much more. Canlak has been around since 19981, proudly serving homeowners, property managers, manufacturers and anyone who works with wood. Canlak offers a wide range of wood coating solutions, each designed to meet your demanding needs and specs. Bonds Décor proudly carries Canlak word coating products because we know them to be of superior quality. We want the best for our customers’ home and business coating needs. Talk to your Bonds Décor Ottawa specialist today about how Canlak can help you.

Catalyzed lacquer means that the lacquer dries through the process of evaporation. A pre-catalyzed lacquer has the catalyst added at the factory. A post-catalyzed lacquer means that you add the catalyst right when you are using it. Pre-catalyzed lacquers take a bit longer to dry, but they are definitely convenient to use. That’s why pre-catalyzed lacquers have basically become the standard in lacquers nowadays. Post-catalyzed lacquers dry faster, but they are more complicated to use due to the added steps involved. Chemically they are practically the same in the end. Your lacquer preference and needs may vary. Talk to your Bonds Décor Ottawa lacquer specialist about which lacquer is right for you.

This is another one that really depends on your needs and your personal preferences. If you’re looking for a more natural look, then a sheer lacquer makes sense. Opaque lacquers tend to add texture, tone and colour, so if that’s what you’re going for, they can be a great option. Talk to your Bonds Décor Ottawa lacquer specialist about which lacquer is right for you.

Lacquer and varnish share many similarities. Each can be applied to a wood surface to give the wood a glossier look and an added layer of wood protection. Lacquer tends to me more durable. Lacquer tends to be even more hard-wearing than varnish. Lacquer can, in this regard, be seen as more durable than varnish and thus more preferable for finishing woodwork projects. Varnish is usually brushed onto wood, like a paint or stain, while lacquer involves a spraying process. Lacquer dries more quickly, and thus one coat usually suffices. Varnish, like paint or stain, can take multiple coats to do the job right. Lacquer is susceptible to scratching and discoloration over time. Lacquer produces more of a sheen than varnish, which tends to give a semi-gloss or satin sheen finish. Each can be appropriate for a variety of situations and preferences. Talk to your Bonds Décor Ottawa lacquer & varnish specialist about which is right for you.

This can vary depending on what you are putting the finish on. For wood surfaces that need a strong and durable finish such as wood flooring, tables and countertops, aim for 3 coats. Wood chairs, stools and other items that don’t see constant use can get away with 2 coats, but a third will never hurt.

Normally, you would wait a full 24 hours before applying your next coat of varnish or lacquer. However, CANLAK varnish and lacquers are specially formulated to dry quickly. Be sure to check the manufacturer label for the specific dry times for your product. Generally speaking, the next coat of CANLAK varnish or lacquer can be applied after 1-3 hours so long as it is dry to the touch.

Varnish does not need to be sanded between coats but it can help to remove any imperfections on the recently applied coat. Most lacquers will need to be sanded between coats in order to ensure a strong and even bond forms between the two coats.

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Ottawa Showroom

1242 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON K1S 3Y3

(613) 523-1534

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150 Iber Rd.
Stittsville, ON K2S 1E7

(613) 270-8504

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2212 Gladwin Cres.
Ottawa, ON K1B 5N1

(613) 523-2440

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