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Northwest Guitars Water Based Glossy Top Coat for Acoustic Guitars - 250ml

Northwest Guitars Water Based Glossy Top Coat for Acoustic Guitars - 250ml


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250ml water based top coat

Special formulated for increased flexibility

Ideal for acoustic/classical guitars

Apply with a lint free cloth or sponge applicator

Drying time: 3-4 hours

Sand and polish for glossy finish


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

Water-Based Top Coat for Acoustic Guitars - 250ml

After months of research and testing, we're really excited to introduce our new acoustic guitar specific glossy top coat.. 

Becasue of their thin wooden bodies, acoustic guitars require a finish with a certain amount of flexibility. This rules out nitrocellulose finishes as these become brittle and crack over time. Polyurethane finishes are also unsuitable as these tend to be thick and inflexible.  

We've developed a water-based clear top coat specifically for acoustic guitars, with special additives for increased flexibility which won't affect your guitars ability to resonate. 

This water based product will produce a glossy finish, with easy application and relativleylittle sanding and buffing.

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 2 reviews
Hofner re-furb

Just what I needed to clean up an old '58 Hofner

Anthony Wighton
Water Based Glossy Top Coat for Acoustic Guitars - 250ml

Excellent stuff! Goes on really easy, dries quickly and gives a good finish. Highly recommended. Five Stars from me.. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️