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Northwest Guitars Water Based Glossy Top Coat - 250ml

Northwest Guitars Water Based Glossy Top Coat - 250ml


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250ml water based wood stain

Can be used directly from the tin, or diluted with water

Apply with a lint free cloth or sponge applicator

More coats = Darker finish

Drying time: 3-4 hours


Storage of Water-Based Products

Please be mindful of the manner in which water-based products are stored and how long they have been in storage. 

Life of Product
Water-based products have a limited shelf life, but can be prolonged with proper storage. Unopened cans can last 3-5 years if stored correctly. As they age, the product may separate, so be sure to stir well before use.

Always stir thoroughly before using. 

Clumps & Settling
Solids settling at the bottom and slight separation at the top of a can is normal due to gravity. To mix older products, use a paint mixing attachment on a drill. If mixing smooths out any clumps and solids dissolve, the product is good to use. However, if large lumps remain after stirring, it may indicate that the product has frozen and is no longer usable

Storage Tips
To increase the lifespan of water-based finishes, follow these best practices:

  • Use a paint can opener to open the sealed lid to prevent damage
  • Keep the lid closed while working and pour what you need into a separate container
  • Clean the can's chime and avoid wiping brushes on the lid
  • Pound the lid in place with a rubber mallet or flat piece of wood
  • Store in moderate temperatures and upside down to minimize evaporation and crystallization
  • Use alternative storage containers like plastic or glass bottles
  • Do not fill metal containers completely to prevent rusting

Northwest Guitars Water-Based Glossy Top Coat - 250ml

After months of research and testing, we're really excited to introduce our new range of guitar specific water-based products. 

This water based product will produce a deep vibrant finish, with easy application and relativley quick drying times.

This product can be used straight out of the tin, with the mnimum of prep (just sand the body smooth) and applied with a lint free cloth or sponge appliator. Drying time is around 3 hours. 3-4 coats tend to be enough for a deep rich finish, but addtional coats can be applied if necessary.

One 250ml bottle will give you plenty to play with, with enough product to easily complete 2 or 3 guitars.  

Apply with a lint-free cloth or sponge applicator.  Allow to dry and then apply further coats until you reach your coverage.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Chris Whitehead
Great product

Easy to apply, finish looks great

Glossy top coat - impossible to apply evenly

I bought this top coat because I wanted a tough finish to a newly sprayed guitar hoping it would be as easy to apply as stated in the description. Unfortunately it was too thick to apply with my airbrush as I intended so I tried both the cloth and the sponge methods but it just left streaks, even after numerous coats and making sure I wiped off the excess after each application.

Very disappointed as I ruined the paint and will have to respray it now.

Robert Dunn
First and Last Stop for Guitar Parts and Accessories

If Northwest Guitars don't have it, nobody has it. From hardware to paint and everything in between, they have it all and deliver at speed - including to Paddy Reilly in Ballyjamesduff. Number one for service.

Quick and easy

Just started using it, but very easy to apply, and clean up after.

Stephen Dee

Simple to use product