East-West Guitars

Dartfords Nitrocellulose Lacquer Aerosol, 400ml can (Tinted Colours)


For a transparent finish which will allow the wood grain to show through, choose any of these colours.


Nitrocellulose lacquer has been used on guitars since the fifties and sixties because of its excellent characteristics. Forming a very thin layer it allows the wood to resonate freely with little restraint. It can be spot repaired easily and when buffed, shows a beautiful shine. Finally, the way this lacquer ages (cracking, yellowing, checking) adds to the character of the instrument.

400 ml per can (Each can will provide 6-8 coats of a guitar body depending on how liberal each coat is)

**A few coats of clear gloss over the top of all colours is recommended for protection and a deeper shine.

Aerosols provide approximately 1.2sq m of coverage each. One can is usually sufficient for most guitar bodies. We recommend 2 for basses.

Usage Overview

A. Preparation
i. (Optional) Grain Fill Wood
ii. Sand to 320 Grit
B. Priming
1. Apply Cellulose Sanding Sealer Primer (3-4 coats)
Sand to 600 Grit
ii. Tinted Cellulose Guitar Paint (2-3 coats)
D. Top coat of Clear Nitrocellulose Guitar Lacquer (3-4 coats)
E. Polish

Note* Postal regulations prohibit shipping aerosol cans outside of Ireland. This item must ship by ground freight only.

Additional information


Amber, British Racing Green, Dark Brown, Dark Cobalt Blue, Dark Oak, Dark Orange, Dark Rich Mahogany, Dark Yellow, Emerald Green, Heritage Cherry Red, Light Blue, Light Brown, Light Orange, Light Red, Light Yellow, Lightest Brown, Lime Green, Purple, Strong Amber, Teal Green, Tint Black, Tinted Walnut, Tomato Red, Weak Amber, Weakest Amber, Wine Red

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