Seagrave Nitrocellulose Spraying Lacquer, 1 quart

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Legendary McFadden lacquer formula lives on, now under the Seagrave name. A long-time favorite of guitarmakers for durable traditional finishes with beautiful gloss.

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Seagrave Nitrocellulose Spraying Lacquer, 1 quart

Item # 2200
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Quantity: 20


Legendary McFadden lacquer formula lives on, now under the Seagrave name. A long-time favorite of guitarmakers for durable traditional finishes with beautiful gloss.

Seagrave Lacquer can be sprayed with or without thinning, for fast build-up in multiple coats. It sprays well with most guns, and can be polished and buffed after as little as seven days curing time.

This professional lacquer is compatible with our ColorTone stains, pigments and grain filler.

It's formulated for spraying on wood sealed with Seagrave Vinyl Sealer, or on unfinished wood. If thinning is desired, add Seagrave Thinner.

One can goes a long way!
One quart will finish:
1 acoustic guitar body and neck
2 complete mandolins
2-3 solid guitar or bass bodies
3-5 electric guitar or bass necks
4 ukuleles
2-3 dulcimers
2-3 banjo rims and necks

Keep in mind there are many application variables: your spray gun adjustments, PSI used, and the number and thickness of your finish coats.

Lacquer products are flammable! They cannot be shipped outside the USA, nor shipped by air within the USA. Nitrocellulose lacquer products should not be used with acrylic lacquers.

Product Instructions

Nitrocellulose Finishing Schedule

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

Ratings & Reviews

Seagrave Nitrocellulose Spraying Lacquer, 1 quart

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By Keith Hollenbach from Sunbury Pa
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, November 07, 2011

As we all know.. great stuff !! How about putting it in Gallon cans and bring the price down to earth !!! I used to get it from Mcfadden for a fraction of what you charge.


By Peter (Poynter Guitars) from Grants Pass,Oregon
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 20, 2011

I was glad when Seagrave took over the production of the McFadden Nitro. Although the formula is the same, it seems to spray and flow better. Especially when Used, unthinned, for a tight fill on open grained wood.

Nice Product

By The Mustang Kid from Oklahoma City, OK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 10, 2011

This lacquer lays down great and is easily worked. I would suggest Stew-Mac sell it in larger volume units such as one-gallon or larger containers.

Best lacquer

By Rick J from Powhatan, VA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 08, 2011

I have refinished a couple of tops now with this lacquer and it is hands down the best! Applies evenly, wet sands and buffs out like a dream. Since I don't have a buffer I do all my finishing by hand and this lacquer gives wonderful results. So long as StewMac carries it I won't use anything else.

I don't know who to believe: redux

By Billy Stephens from Fountain Valley, CA.
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 08, 2011

I wrote my original review on Seagrave when I first got it and now that I have used the stuff for a while I wish I could take back my pitiful 3 star rating and give this stuff a 5!!! This is great lacquer... I mean great!

Even though I have not been able to see the stuff age, it appears to be top notch and will probably age very gracefully. It applies smooth and consistent at 50/50, dries/shrinks fast as expected and sands and buff like a dream.

Top notch stuff

By Chris Thomas from Elizabeth, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 20, 2011

I recently finished a custom thinline tele for myself. I used the Seagraves for the first time. I was totally impressed with the fact that I was able to wet sand and buff with only a weeks dry time. It has GREAT buffing qualities. I don't think I'll use anything else from now on when I want a superior high gloss finish.

Naha guitars

By Naha Guitars from Cumming, Ga
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 21, 2011

This is a great product. Buffs to a high gloss. The picture of my guitar is proof enough

Simply the Best

By Brandon S. from Philadelphia, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This lacquer sprays on well and buffs to a beautifully deep finish. Far better than any rattle can lacquer. The only non-positive thing I could say is that I didn't get the advertised usage out of the quart. This could be because I tend to like deep finishes.

Great Product

By JVan from Granger,IN
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 15, 2011

Excellent coverage and easy to use. Very professional looking finish when done! Love it!

I don't know who to believe

By Billy Stephens from Fountain Valley, CA.
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 08, 2011

I used this Seagrave stuff for the first time the other day and it appeared to me to go just fine. Now, actually you need a few years to see how lacquer actually behaves so I can't make any valid assessment right now. Some of my old school luthier friends however say that this Seagrave stuff is not faithful to good old L.McFadden lacquer and has plasticizers in it and other nasty stuff... I simply don't know who to believe?

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