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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Clear Gloss

Clear Gloss

Item # 3881
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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Clear Satin

Clear Satin

Item # 3882
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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Sanding Sealer

Sanding Sealer

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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Vinyl Sealer

Vinyl Sealer

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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer White Vinyl Sealer

White Vinyl Sealer

Item # 3888
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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 Sealers, 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.

ColorTone® Sealers have a high solids content for quickly building a finish and provide excellent adhesion for lacquer topcoats. They're are flexible and compatible with many different finish types. We recommend Vinyl Sealer as the perfect all around sealer that works well for any project. It's moisture-resistant and works for opaque, translucent, and metallic finishes, as well as refinishing projects and oily woods.

For spraying a transparent finish on new wood, many use Sanding Sealer as a base, followed with ColorTone lacquer.

Some builders will spray a coat of White Vinyl Sealer to create an opaque undercoat for a metallic or solid color finish.

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 PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


Video

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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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Great stuff

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Follow the directions: warm, shake well, even coats and it went on brilliantly. Already a nice shiny gloss; there will be very little buffing to do.

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Makes spot finish work on Gibson's nitrocellulose lacquer finishes so much easier.

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Excellent blending and feathering qualities. Convenient and controllable spray pattern thats easy to control.

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aerosol

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your products are great. I was able to use the color, and lacquer and antique it myself and pull off a satisfactory fix on a 50 year old neck removal. Thank you

5.0

My go-to lacquer

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Great stuff, always works solid for me. Never had any trouble!

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great stuff

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Paint is exceptional but the label on can disintigrates when put in a container of warm water

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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

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The best Aerosol Guitar Lacquer that you will find on the StewMac site. It's excellent. Really. I've never had a problem. There are only 2 or three quality aerosols on the market and this is one. Just don't spray it into your armpits. It's not a deoderant.

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Hard and Shiny

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Thanks Stewmac you sell some Gooood Paint

5.0

Great for repair work

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I mostly do repairs and restoration. For smaller jobs and touch ups it’s nice not to break out the whole spraying setup and having to clean out guns and make a mess. This is perfect for putting a few coats on a broken headstock repair and other quick jobs.

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Spray lacquer

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Good quality covers great

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The best stuff out there

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Goes on smooth. Very easy to work with

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