Cellulose Paint Drying Time

Time before...Cellulose PaintMetallic Cellulose Paint
Paint is Touch Dry.15 minutes.15 minutes
Applying Next Coat4 hours (key finish lightly with 600 grit, then apply next coat)4 hours (do not key finish)
Applying Clear Top Coat 12 hours (level sand, then apply top coat) 12 hours (do not level sand)
Polishing 1 week n/a - apply top coat and polish that

Nitrocellulose Lacquer Drying Time

Time before... Clear Nitrocellulose Lacquer Coloured Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Lacquer is Touch Dry 15 minutes 15 minutes
Applying Next Coat 4 hours (key finish lightly with 600 grit, then apply next coat) 4 hours
Applying Top Coat n/a - this is the top coat 4 hours Polishing 2 weeks (allows nitrocellulose lacquer to harden before polishing) n/a - apply top coat and polish that

Waterborne Lacquer Drying Time

Time before... Clear Waterborne Lacquer Coloured Waterborne Lacquer Lacquer is Touch Dry 30 minutes 30 minutes Applying Next Coat 4 hours (key finish lightly with 600 grit, then apply next coat) 4 hours Applying Top Coat n/a - this is the top coat 12 hours Polishing 2-3 days (allows waterborne lacquer to harden before polishing) n/a - apply top coat and polish that

Waterborne Paint Drying Time

Time before... Solid Colour Waterborne Paint Paint is Touch Dry 30 minutes Applying Next Coat 4 hours (key finish lightly with 600 grit, then apply next coat) Applying Top Coat n/a - this is the top coat Polishing 2-3 days (allows waterborne paint to harden before polishing)