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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer


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

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
 
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5880 Vintage Amber
Cannot ship by air or outside the U.S.
Yes
$15.90
3 or more $13.97  

5881 Cherry Red
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Yes
$15.90
3 or more $13.97  

5882 Tobacco Brown
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Yes
$15.90
3 or more $13.97  

5883 Red Mahogany
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Yes
$15.90
3 or more $13.97  


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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!

How to spray a sunburst using aerosol cans
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
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2 6-24-2012
Too yellow.

I bought the vintage amber tinted lacquer to add some depth to a spalted maple top. It was much more yellow than I expected and the spray quality was poor. The lacquer I usually use is a better quality spray nozzle. I will think hard about buying again.

Mike F  Vermont
5 3-23-2012
Heated Spray

I ordered and used the tinted laquer to refinish my vintage Earl Scruggs Gibson banjo neck. I read the directions to the letter including heating the spray before using it and can only rave at what a difference it makes. Not only does it fill better the the finish is like a mirror. I will be heating all the spray cans I use now on everything, thanks for the tip and good products.

Ron Brown  Rapid City, South Dakota Read my reviews (19)
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5 3-16-2012
Vintage Finish in a Can

This is my second project using the ColorTone Aerosol Cans.....People laugh when I tell them I used "Rattle_Cans" for the Finish.Then they see the end result and they say-"Wow"!

toneman62  Sonora, Ca. Read my reviews (3)
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5 3-07-2012
Amazing Color

This was my first time ever doing a sunburst finish and this product was able to get me great results. There was little to no spatter when spraying when the cans where warmed. These cans are the best way to go without buying high end spray equipment.

Ben wheeler  NH
5 2-23-2012
Hands down the best

I recently used your Vintage Amber Aerosol Lacquer and I have to say it is definately the easiest spray can I have ever used. I cannot say enough about how good the finish came out and I am no professional by any stretch of the imagination. I have tried other brands but from now on I will not waste my time. I will only use your Colortone Tinted Aerosol Sprays.

Twangjunkie  Lansdowne, PA
5 12-18-2011
Colortone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

Takes a bit of practice to know what it will do. Have bought many cans. Always consistent color and quality. Applies best when can is warmed to at least room temperature. Can be used to spray light to really dark stain. Looks great on my necks! Wish they could lower the price but I guess that is an incentive to learn your application technique quickly! Will buy again. Very satisfied. Thank you.

Harpo Rockefeller  US Read my reviews (5)
5 12-07-2011
Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquers

These are great paints, and getting the tri-color starburst design was really not that hard at all. If you are thinking about doing a starburst, this is the product for you.

Follow the instructions in the sidebar on the StewMac page, give the lacquers a nice warm bath, and the application will be a pleasant experience. Suggest you sand the guitar very well beforehand with at least 600 grit, and then have patience, patience, patience. I can't wait to buff this guitar out! Spray it outside or your wife will never let you live it down.

mrcrowl  Eldersburg, Maryland
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2 12-05-2011
Tobacco Brown Sputter

First thing I ordered from Stew Mac that I wish I hadn't bought. Pretty dark, builds really quickly but nice color. Hard to keep transparent especially with all the sputtering. Sputtering was unmanageable - even after warming can.
No problem with the clear coats.

Mister  Brevard County Read my reviews (5)
5 11-12-2011
Restoration

I purchased several colors of Colortone lacquer to restore the finish on an old guitar. It worked well. A little testing on scrap wood and I was ready to spray the guitar which turned out well.

KLongfield  Reedsville, PA Read my reviews (2)
3 10-22-2011
Colortone Amber

The quality of the finish is wonderful but the tint of amber is a crap shoot from can to can. It ranges from slightly banana to Listerine. It needs to be a consistent caramel color. I'm still thankful it is available at the price.

bigjohnsguitars  Denton, Tx Read my reviews (3)
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