Can you use water based paint on guitar?

Can you use water based paint on guitar?

This Water Based Wipe On Guitar Finishing Lacquer is easily applied and can give both a matte finish with a single application or a glossier finish with multiple applications. This product is also well suited to wood-turning projects. Porous woods will require heavier applications.

What psi do you spray lacquer?

Ideally, the pressure needed to spray lacquer is around 20 to 25 pounds per square inch or PSI. However, we will need to set the air regulator gauge a bit higher than that in order to maintain 20-25 PSI while spraying. When the spray gun is activated, the air pressure in the system will drop.

Can you spray Watco lacquer?

Watco® Lacquer Clear Wood Finish is a durable lacquer finish designed for spray or brush application on wood. It fills in the pores of most woods, eliminating the need for wood filler. It is ideal for furniture, doors, cabinets and paneling.

What kind of paint do you use to paint a guitar?

In a nutshell: if your guitar has a lacquer finish, then lacquer paint is the best option. If your guitar has an enamel finish, then enamel paint is ideal. There are two kinds of enamel paints: oil-based and water-based. Oil-based enamels can take a long time to dry, so water-based enamel is recommended.

What is the best finish for a guitar?

Nylon string guitars are very sensitive to hardness of finish. French polished shellac, which is a very thin (2 mil or so) and hard finish is definitely the best for them on the soundboard, in my opinion. The back and sides can be finished with most anything, preferably something tougher than shellac.

What is a good temperature to spray lacquer?

One may also ask, what temperature should I spray lacquer? Ideal Conditions are 70 degrees F and 50-70% humidity. Refinishing furniture in a space that is below or above the 65-75 degrees F range can lead to problems, and a space below 55 degrees F is definitely too cold.

How do you paint a guitar?

Applying Paint to Your Guitar Choose a paint for your guitar. Mask off the neck pocket keeping 1/16 inch from all of the pocket edges. Spray your base coat onto the guitar. Let the paint dry for ten minutes. Flip the guitar over and spray the other side. Apply additional coats of base paint to the guitar. Let the paint dry.

How to spray nitrocellulose lacquer?

Make sure your work area is always clean and dry

  • Spray when conditions permit. Humidity being the most important factor.
  • Spray warm lacquer.
  • Spray enough lacquer,but not too much.
  • Spray approx 8-12 inches away from your guitar or neck.
  • If you have a run or sag,STOP!
  • Do not sand metallic.
  • Let dry an absolute minimum 3 days after spraying your final coat.