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Black Gloss Nitrocellulose Guitar Paint / Lacquer 250ml

Black Gloss Nitrocellulose Guitar Paint / Lacquer 250ml


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250ml tin of nitrocellulose paint - Solid Colour

Faithful recreation of the original colours from the big F

Thin 1:1 with anti-bloom thinners for best results

Will age and crack over time

Quick drying

Requires sanding and polishing to achieve a glossy finish


  • Thin 1:1 with anti-bloom thinners
  • Touch dry in 20 minutes
  • Ready for sanding/polishing after 14 days of drying
  • Shelf life - 12 months if sealed correctly
  • Best results when used with compressor and spray gun
  • Ideal nozzle size - 1.0mm - 1.3mm

250ml Nitrocellulose paint/lacquer

We stock a wide range of high quality nitrocellulose lacquers and paints suitable for use on any guitar project.
We’ve produced a range of colours found on popular guitar models and used our own Strat and Tele bodies for reference. 

This is the same type of lacquer as used on vintage Fender and Gibson guitars which, over time, will produce an aged, tarnished look to your instrument. These are true lacquers, as used by top guitar makers since the 1950s. They dry very quickly and produce a hard glassy finish, unlike other “pre-cat” lacquers


Solid colour lacquer with a glossy finish
250ml re-sealable tin
Thin 50/50 with quality anti-bloom tinners for best results
Each can is enough to finish 4-5 Telecaster sized bodies (depending on coat thickness) 

These paints and lacquers are very easy to apply and generally require no sanding in-between coats.

Tip: We recommend adding 4-5 coats of clear gloss over the top of all colours for protection and a deeper glossy shine.

Use only in a well ventilated area. Suitable breathing apparatus should be worn 

*Colour may vary slightly depending on number of coats applied, wood type and preparation method. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Mark Mullan
Black cellulose paint

Excellent quality, fast shipping, perfect

William Carey
Great product.

It was lovely! I’m actually using it to touch up some antique Chinese lacquer furniture and it works great.

Chris Panks
Spot On Every Time

I have a dedicated guitar spray booth using Iwata and Devilbiss guns and professional ancillaries.

For 2k finishes I use industry standard brands but for cellulose, Northwest Guitars offer the best product range available anywhere.
Their colour matches are perfect and 250ml tins are the perfect size.
My only worry is that they may one day cease trading.
Then where the hell do I get my standard guitar colours from?

I can do RAL to automotive trade suppliers but - it is notoriously difficult to get the precise RAL.

Northwest Guitar paint supply is a vital service to the industry.