Acrylic Conversion Coating
Honest joy Acrylic Conversion
Coating is a Free -Acrylic
catalyzed wood finishing system that features
a water white clear finish with excellent
non-yellowing properties, as well
as a 6 month working potlife. It is recommended
for clear coating pickled, light
pastel, and natural unstained woods
when resistance to discoloration and yellowing
• Water white formulation containing UV
Absorber for enhanced non-yellowing
• HJcatalyzed coating with 6 months
• Ready to spray, no reduction required
() as a self sealed system
or over HJ-Wood Fast Dry Vinyl
• Fast dry to sand and quick early hardness
• FREE as packaged
• Low formaldehyde content
• May be applied by conventional, airless,
air-assisted airless, or HVLP
• Good moisture, household chemical,
and cold check resistance
• Ideal for interior wood products such
as kitchen cabinetry and furniture
• May be used as a shading lacquer or
toner by adding no more than 2 ounces
of 844 colorants or
HJ-Wood Dye Concentrates.
Gloss (measured on black glass):
Gloss 88+ units
BRE 55-59 units
MRE 30-34 units
DRE 17-21 units
Volume Solids: 18.0%
Weight Solids: 24.3%
21-25 seconds #4 Ford Cup
Recommended film thickness per
Mils Wet 4.0-6.0
Mils Dry 0.7-1.1
Spreading Rate (no application loss)
262-412 sq ft/gal @ 0.7-1.1 mils DFT
Drying (77°F, 50% RH):
To Sand: 30-40 minutes
To Recoat: 30-40 minutes
To Pack: 4 hours
To Rub: 4 hours
Force Dry: flash 10 minutes,
then 10-15 minutes
at 110-140°F; air dry
2 hours before
Flash Point: 4°F Pensky-Martens
1 gallon Acrylic Conversion Ctg
4 oz. Catalyst HJ7788
Pot Life: 6 months
Package Life: 24 months
Air Quality Data:
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
as packaged, maximum
5.31 lb/gal, 636 g/L
3.0 lbs VOC/lb solids
Hazardous Air Pollutants
as packaged, maximum
0.0 lbs per lb of solids
Wood (interior only): Must be clean, dry,
and finish sanded. Substrate should be
free of grease, oil, dirt, fingerprints, and
any contamination to ensure optimum
adhesion and coating performance properties.
Moisture content of wood should
be 6 to 8%.
Testing: Due to the wide variety of substrates,
surface preparation methods,
application methods, and environments,
the customer should test the complete
system for adhesion and compatibility
prior to full scale application.
Wood Finishing System
1. Color wood—stain or tone as desired
and dry thoroughly.
2. Seal—Apply Acrylic Conversion Coating
as sealer, HJ-Wood Fast Dry Vinyl
Sealer catalyzed or Vinyl
Sealer HJ26 catalyzed.
Spray a full wet coat. Air Dry 30
3. Sand with 240 grit or equivalent, remove
4. Topcoat—Spray a full wet coat of Acrylic
Conversion Coating at 4.0-6.0 mils
5. For more depth or build apply an additional
coat. Do not exceed 4.0 mils
DFT for the total system.
THIS PRODUCT REQUIRES CATALYZATION
FOR PROP PFORMANCE,
DETMINE IF IT HAS BEEN
CATALYZED BEFORE USING. Pot life
after catalyzation is 6 months. Record
the catalyzation date on the sticker on
Reduction: Acrylic Conversion Coating
is formulated to be ready to spray following
the addition of catalyst.
Should reduction be required use good
quality lacquer thinner such as HJ8789
or HJ8683 to thin. HJ8683 can be used
to maintain a free formula.
Solvents such as Acetone HJ001 or n-
Butyl Acetate HJ002 can also be used
to reduce. Acetone is a very fast solvent
that is listed as non-VOC. n-Butyl Acetate
is a medium speed reducing solvent.
Reducers and the listed solvents can be
added at 5-% to maintain viscosity or
To retard use PM Reducer HJ225 as
moderate speed retarder, HJ228 as
a slightly slower retarder, and EEP Reducer
HJ227 as a slow retarder. Add
between 2-10% to desired dry.
Note: Stainless steel spray equipment
must be used.
Air Pressure .......................... 35-60 psi
Fluid Pressure ......................... 6-10 psi
Pressure ........................ 1500-1800 psi
Tip ......................................... .011-.013
Air Assisted Airless:
Assist Air Pressure ...............-30 psi
Fluid Pressure ................. 500-900 psi
Tip ......................................... .011-.013
Gun ................................ Mach 1
Atomizing Air Pressure at the Cap ... 9 psi
Fluid Pressure ............................ 12 psi
Cap/Tip .................. 97AP Blue Max/94
Clean tools/equipment immediately after
use with Compliant Lacquer
Thinner, HJ8788 or HJ8789. Lacquer
Thinner HJ87850 and HJ229may also
be used, but are not compliant.
Follow manufacturer's safety recommendations
when using any solvent.
• This product must be catalyzed with
3.1% HJ7788 by volume or 4.0 ounces
catalyst per gallon of coating for proper
drying and development of resistance
properties. Excess catalyst detracts
from film properties.
• Catalyst must be added by the user or
by the Honestjoy facility.
• Do not use product that has been catalyzed
over 6 months, performance
properties will not develop.
• Do not subject catalyzed material to
iron, brass or aluminum. Exposure to
these will discolor HJ-Wood Acrylic
Conversion Coating and can affect
• Store catalyzed material in stainless,
plastic or lined containers.
• Stainless steel spray equipment must
• Do not exceed 4.0 mils DFT for the
• To achieve maximum performance
properties a minimum of 2 mils DFT
• For interior use only.
• Non-yellowing is relative, not absolute
terminology. This quality formulation
provides UV resistance superior to
most standard type nitrocellulose containing
Acrylic lacquers, and waterwhite varnishes
that do not contain UV absorbers.
• HJ-Wood Acrylic Conversion Coating
will provide good UV protection in
general home and office environments.
Should your application be in extreme
light environments consult your
Honestjoy representative prior
• Maximum cure and chemical resistance
properties are attained 14 days
after finishing in an air dry enviroment.
• Mechanical agitation of catalyzed material
should be done in a covered container
to minimize solvent evaporation.
• For systems involving HJ-Wood Fast
Dry Vinyl Sealer.
• For optimum UV/Non-yellowing properties,
apply Acrylic Conversion Coating
as a self-seal system.
• Natural finished wood will change color
on aging and exposure to light. This is
a natural phenomenon. Clear finishes
will not prevent the wood from changing
Thoroughly review product label for
safety and cautions prior to using this
SEE CONTENTS STATEMENT ON LABEL.
Contents are EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE. Keep away
from heat, sparks, and open flame. Vapors will accumulate
readily and may ignite explosively. During
use and until all vapors are gone: Keep area ventilated
- Do not smoke - Extinguish all flames, pilot
lights and heaters - Turn off stoves, electric tools
and appliances, and any other sources of ignition.
VAPOR HARMFUL. Use only with adequate ventilation.
Wear an appropriate properly fitted vapor/particulate
respirator during and after
application, unless air monitoring demonstrates
vapor/mist levels are below applicable limits. Follow
respirator manufacturer’s directions for respirator use.
Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after
using. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not
transfer contents to other containers for storage.
FIRST AID: If INHALED: If affected, remove from
exposure. Restore breathing, Keep warm and quiet.
If on SKIN: Wash affected area thoroughly with
soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing.
Launder before re-use. If in EYES: Flush eyes with
large amounts of water for 15 minutes. Get medical
attention. If SWALLOWED: Call Poison Control Center,
hospital emergency room, or physician immediately.
SPILL AND WASTE: Remove all sources of ignition.
Ventilate and remove with inert absorbent. Incinerate
in approved facility. Do not incinerate closed
container. Dispose of in accordance with ,
State, and Local regulation regarding pollution.
DELAYED EFFECTS FROM LONG TM OVEXPOSURE.
Contains solvents which can cause permanent brain
and nervous system damage. Intentional misuse by
deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents
can be harmful or fatal.
This product must be mixed with other components
before use. Before opening the packages, ..
DO NOT TAKE INTNALLY. KEEP OUT OF THE
REACH OF CHILDREN.
FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY.
SEE MATIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET.21640-
Note: Product Data Sheets are periodically
updated to reflect new information
relating to the product. It is important that
the customer obtain the most recent
Product Data Sheet for the product being
used. The information, rating, and
opinions stated here pertain to the material
currently offered and represent the results
of tests believed to be reliable. However,
due to variations in customer handling
and methods of application which
are not known or under our control, The
Honestjoy Company cannot make
any warranties as to the end result.