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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Clear Gloss

Clear Gloss

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$13.70

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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Clear Satin

Clear Satin

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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Clear Sanding Sealer

Clear Sanding Sealer

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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

About This Item

The easiest way to spray a professional finish!
Produces a beautiful traditional nitrocellulose lacquer finish, without elaborate spray equipment.

ColorTone® Clear Aerosol Guitar Lacquer is formulated especially for musical instruments. Fast-drying and resistant to alcohol and water, it produces a hard, durable finish that enhances the beauty of the wood.

Available in convenient 13-ounce spray cans.

ColorTone® Nitrocellulose Guitar Lacquer can be applied over smooth bare wood, sanded basecoats of grain filler, ColorTone Sanding Sealer, and over ColorTone Stains. Perfect for touch-up work, or for finishing an entire instrument. The rotating-tip nozzle can spray a horizontal or vertical pattern.

Aerosol spraying is an economical way for the beginner to apply a first finish without elaborate setup or equipment. Aerosols produce a slightly rougher surface than spray guns, however, and more sanding may be needed for a level surface.


How many cans do you need?

  • Electric guitar neck: No sealer, 2 to 3 cans lacquer
  • Solid body electric: 1 can sealer, 3 to 4 cans lacquer
  • Acoustic or archtop guitar: 1 can sealer, 4 to 6 cans lacquer
  • Mandolin or dulcimer: 1 can sealer, 3 to 4 cans lacquer
  • Banjo rim and neck: 1 can sealer, 3 to 4 cans lacquer
  • Ukulele: 1 can sealer, 2 to 3 cans lacquer

Number of cans needed may vary depending on how heavy the coats are applied, number of coats, and desired thickness on your instrument.

Clear Satin typically requires fewer coats. Successive thin coats should be sanded to maintain a level surface. Don't sand the final coat; the flattener in the lacquer will give a smooth satin appearance.


Application Tips

We recommend spraying multiple thin coats, in a low humidity environment. Heavy-bodied Sanding Sealer (one coat equals two coats of lacquer) will seal stained or unstained wood before the color coats or clear topcoats are applied. At least one can of Sanding Sealer and 4-6 cans of lacquer will usually finish a complete guitar.

Use warm lacquer, not cold!
Pro shops spray heated lacquer because cold lacquer spatters, requiring extra sanding. You should warm up your aerosol lacquer too, simply soak them in a sink of warm tap water.


Our ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Kit is a great choice for the first-time instrument maker. It includes our easy-to-apply clear gloss aerosol finish with the best instruction book available!

California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to spray a sunburst using aerosol cans

Erick Coleman uses tinted aerosols to recreate a vintage Strat 3-tone 'burst.

Instructions

Product Instructions

ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquers

Application instructions for ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquers.

Nitrocellulose Finishing Schedule

A step-by-step flow chart of nitrocellulose finishing.

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5.0

 Lacquer finish in aerosol can.

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Clear satin lacquer was used to finish a bolt on guitar neck. I've ordered more to do a sunburst guitar finish on a re-topped 30's Kalamazoo Gibson.

5.0

Lacquer worked like a charm!

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I used the Clear Satin and it worked nicely. I was able to apply several coats, wet sanding between coats. Final finish on guitar was great.

4.0

Sanding Sealer

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Didn't build as quickly as I expected. Used almost two cans on a set-neck solid body. Works well even as I am in a very humid environment.

5.0

a good product

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I often use Colortone Aerosols for small repair work, especially refinishing pegheads and occasionally fender style necks, it a good product and the price is reasonable compared to other available nitro aerosols. I used it on anything where I don't need to boot up my compressor and don't want to have to clean out my spray gun.

5.0

Rattle can lacquer

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The very best clear lacquer that is available in spray can.

5.0

Great Finish

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This stuff is pro grade. with a little time and elbow grease, you'll have a professional shine

5.0

Nitro

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Follow their directions in the free information or the trade secrets and you'll be paintin like an ace. Everything seems good so far. Yet to find out about the durability.

3.0

Paint is great,if you get the right can

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I have been buying paint for years but not all cans are good ,I get cans that are thinned down and splatter all over the guitar ,and then what a mess. Sand down and then start all over again with another can.

5.0

Great Stuff

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This is the way to go if you are only doing a couple of guitars or don't have spray equipment. I like the adjustable nozzle and the nice quality finish you can get for low dollar. Stew mac you have a winner!!!!!

5.0

Consistent Results

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I'm an amateur craftsman, but do own many high end guitars. This product is very easy to use, produces a consistent result that looks professional. It works best when warm, and it took several cans to get a showroom finish, but I love it!

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