ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Vintage Amber

Vintage Amber

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Cherry Red

Cherry Red

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Tobacco Brown

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Red Mahogany

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

Traditional finishes made simple! Ideal for touch-up work, or for finishing an entire instrument. Fast-drying and resistant to alcohol and water.

Formulated specifically for musical instruments. Tinted and sunbursted nitrocellulose lacquer finishes never go out of style. Now you can finish your instruments in beautiful traditional colors that enhance the wood grain, without complicated spray equipment.
13-ounce spray cans.

ColorTone® Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer can be sprayed over smooth unfinished wood; over sanded basecoats of grain filler; over ColorTone nitrocellulose Sanding Sealer, and over ColorTone Stains. Spray additional coats of ColorTone Clear Aerosol Guitar Lacquer for a hard, durable finish with a deep gloss.

Aerosol spraying is an economical way for the beginner to apply a finish. Aerosols produce a slightly rougher surface than spray guns however, and more sanding of the clear topcoats may be needed for a level finished surface. Tinted coats should not be sanded.

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!

How to spray a sunburst using aerosol cans

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

Product Instructions

ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquers

Application instructions and a finishing schedule for ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquers.

Nitrocellulose Finishing Schedule

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

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5.0

Beautiful and rich

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These go on easy and look great. One can is enough for one body and matching headstock, but if you want really deep/dark color use two. I use two because if I need to go back and retouch an area I got it covered.

5.0

I love this stuff!!

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I love this stuff!! its too easy to work with, dries fast... really fast and it blends so well its easy to custom color stuff!!

5.0

Good Results

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I like the ease of use. I used the cherry red to refinish a 335 with excellent results. To the users that had problems with splattering, you might try making sure that the lacquer is warm and be careful to clear the spray nozzles between coats.

5.0

Perfect!!

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This stuff is perfect for any guitar project. I used it on my stratocaster neck(maple)and it looks awesome. It was a relic that I made and I was so pleased with the stewmac tinted nitro laquer that I will be ordering more.

5.0

Very satisfied!

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This was my first time using these particular tinted lacquers. The colors were consistently fabulous and surprising controllable for spray cans. They are VERY soft. I will most definately use these again, but I will also double up on clear coats.

4.0

Great for Necks

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Tobacco and Med Brown Works great as a base color coat to match Mahogany necks to Rosewood, without the hassle and the darker heel you get when using stain.

5.0

Amber Tint

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Works great if you apply lightly. If you want darker use multiple coats.

3.0

spitting

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love the colors. the intermitant spitting however can ruin alot of work.

5.0

Simple

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Very simple to use and the colors look great. The clearcoat you can sand and buff to an amazing shine. If your used to using clear with a hardener this clear is not durable enough. But it shines great.

4.0

Awesome product

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Following the instructions leads to a great result. I used the sanding sealer, black and clear coat and I have an excellent finish as a result. The spray pattern on these cans are better than most competitors and the biggest thing I found to reduce "spitting" was to make sure the cans were at over 70 degrees.

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