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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Vintage Amber

Vintage Amber

Item # 5880
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$21.71

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Cherry Red

Cherry Red

Item # 5881
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Tobacco Brown

Tobacco Brown

Item # 5882
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Red Mahogany

Red Mahogany

Item # 5883
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

About This Item

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


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to spray a sunburst using aerosol cans

Erick Coleman uses tinted aerosols to recreate a vintage Strat 2-tone 'burst.

Instructions

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

Colortone Tinted Lacquers

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Verified Buyer


Built many acoustic guitars, but never had attempted a “Sunburst” top finish. Ordered up some Colortone Tinted Lacquers, watched videos online, practiced on scrap wood, and then went for it.
Very happy with the results using these products!

4.0

Great Paint, Not Enough Color Choices

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Verified Buyer


Touching up a damaged finish on an old red translucent finish G&L, I thought I'd try the Cherry Red. The first several coats actually seemed to be quite close to the original color, but as I built up the finish with more coats I realized it was a few shades darker. It'll have to do, but ...

It would be nice if you offered more than four colors. I could use a less deep red, also why not a few blues and greens?

Certainly a high quality lacquer, and I have no problems with the spray nozzle at all. Nice even spray so far.

4.0

Really good, but needs nozzle upgrade

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Verified Buyer


I’ve probably used about 20-30 cans of Color Tone at this point and I love the paint, but for these prices, the paint needs to come with the upgraded nozzle that currently has to be purchased separately for $1.08 a piece with a 6-pack minimum. Having the good nozzle makes a massive difference, even for sanding sealer.

As a guy with past experience buying plastic nozzles for other applications, I would be shocked if the nozzles were more than $0.15 To $0.20 each from a wholesaler, even for quantities less than 1000.

StewMac, please make your lacquer a better value for your customers and fans by upgrading the nozzles. It will only make people love this paint more, boost word of mouth recommendations and drive more sales. With those sales increases, you might even be able to invest in formulating more color options leading to even more customers stoked on your product. Thanks.

5.0

Color tone tinted Lacquer

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Verified Buyer


This was the 1st time I've used StewMac's ColorTone tinted Lacquer and I have to say the color is spot on for the Red Mahogany on the Gibson SG. After a lot of prep before spraying on the sealer coat and taking my time between coats. Sanding if needed between coats. The color and beautiful high gloss finish came out probably better than factory. I highly recommend StewMac's Lacquer products for a professional looking DIY finish.

5.0

Worked great

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Verified Buyer


Everything with this was great. Great color and wend on very nicely.

3.0

Vintage Amber Color Not Right

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Verified Buyer


Less pigment and a little more brown please. Less pigment will allow more even coverage with multiple passes. More brown will take the edge off the canary yellow effect. I'm an artist. I know my colors. And I'm not unaccustomed to rattle can technique, so this is not a "user error" situation. Three stars because 1) the color is too yellow, and the swath on the web page does not allow the purchaser to gauge the color accurately; 2) I'm using other Stewmac rattle cans/colors with more accurate, predictable results. Perhaps this would look like amber if you were spraying it over brown wood to start, otherwise it is a color fail.

Response from StewMac


Hi Joel,

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us, we genuinely appreciate that. We are sorry to hear that the ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer did not work for you as expected. Our Vintage Amber color was created to replicate the center of a Gibson style sunburst found on vintage acoustic guitars and mandolins. It sounds like you may be looking for something closer to our #5887 Aged Clear. It has less of the yellow and more brown. We have sent you an email with a few options. Just reply to that message when you get a chance and our customer support team will take care of everything. We look forward to hearing back from you.

4.0

Tinted spray

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Verified Buyer


Good color

5.0

Matches my 1969 SG junior -perfectly-

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Verified Buyer


I used the kit which included a dark grain filler. This is important to get the good match. All the components worked together perfectly, and the instructions were sufficient. Later on I decided to use some on a mahogany top of a built-in bookcase in my living room. A striking look compared with the standard brown furniture color we're all so used to.

5.0

great time saver in shop,must have

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Verified Buyer


These tinted colors are the way to go. Buy as many as you can afford. I have a tiny shop, buy them when you can afford them, not cheap, but when you need these colors try to keep them on hand. They help me many times a year, even though I'm not a busy shop, they are something you can't get at a hardware store,,, so the more cans you stock the better off you will be.

5.0

Les Paul Build

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Purchased the refinish guide book ( excellent) Purchased unfinished Les Paul . Used Stew Mac products to finish. Products purchased include mahogany grain filler, cherry red lacquer, amber lacquer and clear lacquer. All excellent, followed easy instructions in the guide , results are excellent. I have a 1978 wine red Gibson Les Paul I purchased used . Previous owner sanded back and top and it does not match existing side and neck finish that will be my next project. Starting with stewmac stain . Look under the stain section for that review. Thanks Stewmac for your products and informative information on this site.

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