CLEAR GLOSS Nitrocellulose Guitar Paint / Lacquer Aerosol - 400ml


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400ml 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


Transparent lacquer with a glossy finish
400ml aerosol with eliptical nozzle
Reliable and easy to use - Aerosol produces a consistent fine spray
Each can is enough for 6-8 coats of a Telecaster sized body (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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Product Reviews

  • 5
    very good

    Posted by richard jones on 16th Jul 2018

    nefore i purchased a can i contacted them by email first to see if it would be compatible with the guitar that i wanted to use it on to apply over the decal im using and i cant fault northwest guitars they were brilliant and it has work a treat and i will use it again as i still have well over half a can left

  • 5
    Clear Gloss

    Posted by Gray on 16th Jul 2018

    Not finished the process yet, but the spray goes on nicely and it's shining before I've buffed it. So that's good. Price was good and delivery was on time. Great!

  • 5
    Gloss spray paint

    Posted by Roy Bennett on 9th Jul 2018

    Excellent service, excellent goods as always. No better place to buy.

  • 5
    CLEAR GLOSS Nitrocellulose Guitar Paint / Lacquer

    Posted by john bakewell on 24th May 2018

    Did what it said ...good product

  • 5

    Posted by cioclu adrian on 17th Apr 2018


  • 5
    CLEAR GLOSS Nitrocellulose Guitar Paint / Lacquer

    Posted by Nicola Speranza on 26th Mar 2018

    Great product. Fast and precise shipping. Really satisfied.

  • 5
    Nitrocellulose Gloss Clear Spray Lacquer

    Posted by Glenn Lane on 15th Mar 2018

    I ordered two cans for my Banjolele restoration. However, one can *warmed prior to use) goes a long way. It also produces a fine spray, ideal for instruments. Once dry, gives a high gloss finish. Shame I couldn't upload photo's to evidence this review.

  • 4
    Clear Gloss Laquer

    Posted by Steve Miller on 27th Feb 2018

    Easy to apply and work with. Suggest the can is warmed before application.

  • 4
    Good product, good price

    Posted by Philippe PASSET on 27th Feb 2018

    easy to use, bur be careful, one can is not really enough for a guitar body...1 and half or 2 should be better...

  • 5
    Clear Gloss Nitrocellulose

    Posted by Allan Larsen on 22nd Feb 2018

    Very easy to use and gives you a stunning result.
    But very toxic so remember safety precautions...

  • 5

    Posted by Jean-Louis on 17th Feb 2018

    Ce vernis est très facile à appliquer, il sèche très vite, ne coule pas, il sublime le Gold métal. Ça change agréablement des vernis épais. Thank you very much Northwestguitars.

  • 5
    Clear Gloss

    Posted by Jeff Baines on 9th Feb 2018

    this is the best product i have ever used

  • 5
    clear gloss nitro laquer

    Posted by Alex on 4th Jan 2018

    easy to use

  • 5
    The Best

    Posted by Derek on 20th Sep 2017

    What can I say that hasn't already been said. These guys are the best for Service, Delivery & Quality Products. Buy Buy Buy, its worth it.

  • 5
    What else but the best

    Posted by Derek Morris on 5th Sep 2017

    The Spray aerosols from Northwest are the best I have ever tried.
    I get a great finish with no splatters.
    The service from Northwest is as good as the product.
    Keep up the good work.

  • 5
    High quality product

    Posted by Bart L on 25th Aug 2017

    I have used the full range of aerosols for my first project from sanding sealer to color to clear coat. The cans work really trouble-free and I was able to achieve a great result. Easy, trouble free spraying..

  • 5
    Good stuff

    Posted by Dave on 21st Aug 2017

    Good varnish good results as long as you are patient and allow proper drying time between coats and leave for about 4 weeks for final sanding and buffing

  • 5
    Great product and service.

    Posted by Steve Bell SRB-Guitars on 11th Aug 2017

    I got this to go over the Tobacco Nitro that I bought at the same time on a neck break repair. Excellent results. I've been using cans to finish guitars for 30 plus years and this is as good as I've seen. No splutter and a good nozzle for an even coat. Great price and fast delivery. I will be buying this (and more) from Northwest Guitars again. Many thanks.

  • 5

    Posted by Paola Renata Isaia on 6th Aug 2017

    It's perfect! Thank you!
    Watch my video here

  • 4
    Jazz bass neck refinish

    Posted by C M Stevens on 27th Jun 2017

    My first time using nitrocellulose. I sprayed two coats of amber tinted onto a stripped Jazz bass neck (it colours the wood quickly and three coats would have been too much) and I'm in the process of building up layers of clear gloss. No problems so far and I've found the lacquers very easy to work with... but I'm taking my time!

  • 4
    Good Results

    Posted by James Jensen on 2nd Jun 2017

    I really like the result of using the clear gloss. I did have a problem with a several blooms, but heated the can in a bowl of hot water before the next coat and it seemed to solve this problem. My only concern is that for the price I had to use 2 full cans to get a good coat on an s-type body, still not perfect even so.

  • 5
    clear nitro

    Posted by julian. on 23rd May 2017

    have used Northwest Guitars Nitro paints in cans for several years and can throughly recommend them.
    They cover well and are excellent value.
    Plus Kevin and his team are always very helpful.

  • 5
    Clear Gloss

    Posted by Unknown on 21st May 2017

    Excellent product

  • 5
    fiesta strat

    Posted by Terry Short on 27th Mar 2017

    Excellent product, easy to use, next day delivery, top notch company.

  • 5

    Posted by Terry Short on 16th Mar 2017

    Fantastic, gives a lovely glossy shine on necks and bodies.

  • 5
    Clear Nitro

    Posted by David McMillan on 28th Feb 2017

    Very happy with the the clear Nitro Aerosol and the service at Northwestguitars was first rate

  • 5

    Posted by Eric on 31st Oct 2016

    make the job great

  • 5

    Posted by Yan Davies on 27th Oct 2016

    Get it warmed up in some hot water Flawless

  • 4
    Good product

    Posted by Unknown on 31st Aug 2016

    First time I have sprayed a guitar and I found your products excellent

  • 5

    Posted by Peter Leid on 22nd Aug 2016

    Purchasing premium products previously unused and unknown (to me) is always a bit of a gamble. My concerns were largely relieved by the welcome communications I received from Kev. Thoughts of taking high grade sand paper to a guitar neck with the intention of changing it's colour and then finishing with High Gloss, stereo playing with "have you lost your mind" coming from the wife, creates some internal conflict to say the least. Elbow grease, patience and following instructions provided by NorthWest Guitars to the "T" was all it took for a result way past my wildest dreams. The finish is like glass - very pleasing and as a bonus the wife thinks I'm a magician!! Thanks NorthWest Guitars - you have a customer for life!!

  • 4

    Posted by Ken Hawkes on 23rd May 2016

    The paints are quick drying and permanent, and are a perfect colour for my guitar project.

  • 4
    Does the job well

    Posted by Phil Rossiter on 27th Apr 2016

    If I were doing enough spray work I would buy a spray gun. However, these cans are pretty good and the clear gloss gives good coverage. Just as expected - does what it says on the tin.

  • 5
    Nitro aerosols

    Posted by Steve on 9th Apr 2016

    I've used these products from northwestguitars before with successful results so I've come back for more for my next project. They deliver very promptly too.

  • 5
    Clear nitro

    Posted by Julian on 7th Apr 2016

    Excellent service, fast delivery well packed at a great price.
    Have used the nitro guitar paints on several guitars and am impressed by the quality of the product.
    Perfect for restorations and new projects alike.
    Would highly recommend.

  • 5
    Very easy to work with

    Posted by Donal on 2nd Feb 2016

    After tinting my damaged guitar head with Vintage Amber(Aerosol).I needed something to seal in my new decal. The Clear Gloss(Aerosol)It is very easy to work with.
    Once the Fender Stratocaster decal was set.I sprayed three light coats(Three light sweeps across the head. Then left it for an hour.Then again(three times in total) Then left it overnight to dry.Then I used a 1200 wet/dry grit to lightly sand down(Just dip the sandpaper in soapy water for a couple of minutes) Dry the head,and start again with the spraying.Keep going until you can't see the out-line of the decal anymore.Job Three days spraying/and light sanding should do it Job done!