GUITAR PAINTS AND LACQUERS Cellulose Paint(Solid) Cellulose Paint(Metallic) Nitrocellulose Lacquer(Clear) Nitrocellulose Lacquer(Tinted) Waterborne Lacquer(Clear) Waterborne Lacquer(Tinted) Waterborne Paint
Can be sprayed? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can be brushed? No No No No Yes No No
See-through or opaque? Opaque Opaque See-through See-through See-through See-through Opaque Clarity.. None None High Good High Good None
Build/solids content.. Medium Medium Low Medium Medium Medium High
Requires a base coat? Yes
Cellulose Primer Yes
Cellulose Primer Yes
Cellulose Paint Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer Cellulose Sanding Sealer Yes
Cellulose Sanding Sealer Yes
Waterborne Paint or Lacquer Yes
Waterborne Sanding Sealer Yes
Waterborne Primer Requires a top coat? Only for satin, matt or vintage style finishes. Yes Clear Nitrocellulose Lacquer No Yes
Clear Nitrocellulose Lacquer No Yes
Clear Waterborne Lacquer Yes
Clear Waterborne Lacquer
Thinned using.. Standard or Premium Cellulose Thinners Standard or Premium Cellulose Thinners Premium Cellulose Thinners Standard or Premium Cellulose Thinners Water Water Water Available in aerosols?
Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Available bottled for spray guns?
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drying time before polishing?
1 week n/a 2 weeks n/a 2 days n/a 2 days
Cracks with age?
No No Yes No No No No
Discolours with age?
No No Yes No No No No
Examples of colours.. Fiesta Red, Seafoam Green, Olympic White Lake Placid Blue, Pelham Blue, Inca Silver Clear Gloss, Clear Satin, Clear Matt Blonde, Butterscotch, Heritage Cherry Red, Amber Clear Gloss, Clear Satin, Clear Matt Blonde, Heritage Cherry Red, Amber Fiesta Red, Seafoam Green, Black