Comparison of Nitrocellulose Lacquers and Paint

Nitrocellulose finishes are the classic guitar finish. But what's the difference between them? Why would you use a tinted lacquer, pigmented lacquer or solid paint? What prep and finishing do they each need? See our comparison table below to find our which nitrocellulose finish is right for your project!


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