Serving the Bay Area Since 1980

Specializing in High End, High Volume, Precision Color Matching

Chemcraft Wood Finishes & Primers

  • Serving the Bay Area Since 1980
  • Precise Custom Color Matching
  • Conversion and Pre-Catalyzed Lacquers
  • Expert Advice on Troubleshooting
  • Fast Turnaround Times and Honest Prices
  • Delivery to the Entire Bay Area
  • Authorized Distributor of Chemcraft, Saman, & Wood-Kote
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Offering the Bay Area Chemcraft's High-Quality Wood Lacquers, Varnishes, and Primers with Precision Custom Color Matching Services

Cascade Coatings is an authorized distributor of ChemCraft wood lacquers, varnishes, and primers. We have supplied our diverse range of wood finishing products to wood finishers, cabinet makers, furniture makers/finishers, general contractors, and industrial finishers throughout the Bay Area for the last 30 years. Because of our in-depth industry knowledge and extensive hands-on experience, we have developed exceptional skill in recommending the best products for any job and specifications, and providing superior color matching services.

Chemcraft Authorized Dealer, Serving San Jose, San Francisco, Gilroy, and Surrounding Areas

We carry an extensive selection of pre-catalyzed, water-based, and conversion lacquers and varnishes from top-rated brand Chemcraft. Their high quality wood finishes are known to enhance the natural beauty of the wood, while protecting and preserving it from scratches, dirt, wear, water, and oxidation.

Our inventory includes the following:

  • Chemcraft Conversion Varnish
  • Chemcraft Precat Lacquer & Sealers
  • Chemcraft White Undercoater & Primers
  • Chemcraft Pro-Series Spray and Wipe Stains
  • Chemcraft Water-Based Lacquers and Sealers
  • 275 VOC Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer
  • 165 VOC Water-Based Lacquer
  • 180 VOC Conversion Varnish
  • 275 VOC Conversion Varnish
  • Primers and Undercoats (these can be tinted to light gray and black)

Proprietary Process Featuring State-of-the-Art Technology for Meticulous Quality Control

At Cascade Coatings, we understand how important it is to achieve error-free color matches and batch-to-batch consistency for your wood lacquers and varnishes. That's why we use the most advanced technology, such as gloss meters and thickness gauges to ensure our coatings are the correct thickness and hue. In addition, our staff reviews every color adjustment in our Macbeth lighting booth to ensure the utmost accuracy under different types of lighting. For optimal results, we encourage you to bring in a sample of your project for us to review. We can also match colors from printed photos, especially high-quality magazine photos.

3-4 Day Turnaround Times. Exceptional Customer Service. VOC and AQMD Compliant

Over the years we have tested thousands of lacquers, varnishes, and primers on a wide variety of wood samples, such as maple, alder, cherry, oak, walnut, mahogany, beech, and pine. This makes us highly proficient in predicting how different types of wood will receive and transmit color, based on the product type and application method you choose to use. Whether you need conversion varnish to match an antique wardrobe, pre-catalyzed lacquer for imported cabinets, or primer for new kitchen drawers, we know how to utilize the best techniques to produce long-lasting, reliable results.

Call us today or visit our San Jose facility to speak with one of our experienced team members. They can assist you in choosing the best wood lacquers, varnishes, and/or primers for your needs, and advise you on your wide range of color-matching options. If for some reason you aren't completely satisfied with your order, we will work with you until we achieve the perfect color match for your needs. For your convenience, we offer delivery services to the entire Bay Area, including San Jose, San Francisco, Redwood City, Oakland, Gilroy, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and nearby cities.


I am the owner of Jones Custom Cabinets in the Morgan Hill - we build high quality custom cabinets for the bay area. I use Cascade Coating for all of our cabinet finishing. I could not be happier with my choice to switch over to cascade coating. If your looking for knowledgeable friendly people to work with this is the place. They get it right every time. Very responsive to my needs and have great advice, they always get me the best pricing and the fastest possible turnaround. They go above and beyond with my special custom blend orders to always make sure that we are completely satisfied.

Rick J., San Jose, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

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