ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Kit

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ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Kit

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ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Kit

About This Item

A beautiful finish made simple.
Great choice for the first-time finisher.

Want to complete your instrument project with a professional-looking finish, but don't have the space, budget, or long-term need for a spray gun and compressor system? Our popular ColorTone® Aerosol Finishing Kit is just for you. Even if you're a beginner, you can achieve beautiful results you'll be proud to show off. You'll get professional guidance from the best instruction book available Guitar Finishing Step-by-Step.

  • A great choice for the first-time finisher
  • Easy-to-apply traditional clear gloss nitrocellulose lacquer in spray cans
  • Full set of polishing compounds for a beautiful high gloss finish
    The kit includes:
  • ColorTone clear gloss nitrocellulose aerosol lacquer (4 cans)
    (Nitrocellulose lacquer is the traditional choice for fine instruments.)
  • ColorTone clear nitrocellulose aerosol sealer (1 can)
  • ColorTone polishing compounds (NEW 4-ounce bottles)
    Coarse, Medium, Fine, and Swirl Remover
  • Fre-Cut/Micro Finishing Paper Sampler (22 sheets in a wide variety of grits)
  • Guitar Finishing Step-by-Step book
  • Helpful instructions for using micro finishing papers and special tips for aerosol finishing

This kit cannot be shipped outside the USA, nor shipped by air within the USA.

TIP: If you're finishing porous woods such as mahogany, ash, rosewood or koa, we recommend inexpensive ColorTone Waterbase Grain Fillers, available in a variety of matching colors. They'll help you get a level, pore-free wood surface fast, so you'll need fewer finish coats and less sanding.


Product Instructions

ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Kit Instructions

Tips and instructions for achieving a professional finish with the ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Kit.

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(Customer's Reviews)

The color tone Aerosol Finishing Kit was great! This was my first attempt, and if you follow the directions in the book and info with the sandpaper, you can get a nice finish. I also used the stain and tinted lacquer. Materials are great, and the guys here at stewmac are very responsive and helpful with any tech questions. Thanks so much!


Everything you need in one box for a clear finish

(Customer's Reviews)

I bought this to finish my dreadnought kit because it's my first serious attempt at a guitar finish, and I was attracted to the idea of having to purchase only one item to get everything needed. I have not added up the cost of the items included but I would guess it would be more than the cost of the kit. Even if not, I'd buy it again for the convenience. It's been a great way to get my feet wet. Materials and supplies are excellent quality. The Fre-cut sandpaper is a revelation, never used it before and the way it cuts is amazing. The lacquer flows out nicely once you get a feel for it. (Nice tip about warming the aerosols before spraying, made all the difference!) The quantity of materials provided is sufficient, although I did run out of 320 grit paper due to some rework being required, which was entirely my own fault. I'd suggest buying extra sandpaper in 220 and 320 grits, you can never have too much. The book is a nice bonus and contains a wealth of information about the general topic of instrument finishing, and will be a tremendous resource for future projects. Well written and beautifully illustrated, it also contains "recipes" for many of the most widely seen finishes. Also contains some interesting historical data on more traditional finishes. Overall a nice bundle, I'd recommend it to anyone who lacks the experience and /or equipment for a pro paint job.


Review of StewMac Refinishing Kit

(Customer's Reviews)

This Guitar was a cat scratching post when it came to my shop a month ago. Friends look at the guitar then look at me and back to the guitar and say "No Way You did that with a spray can" I stripped it down, used all StewMac tools and Refinishing supplies to route the binding and refinish in a vintage Amber. Matching Cream pickguard and gold and silver hardware. Not bad for an old Squire Guitar headed to the scrap bin. When friends see it, they say its beautiful. When I see it, I see "StewMac" Quality all over it! Thanks to everyone at customer support for all the help and kindness with building my first project guitar. Customer Support was always lightening fast with replies and tips on making my project something to be proud of !!!

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