The Differences between Lacquer and Acrylic Spray Paint

Oct 20, 2023

What is Lacquer Spray Paint and What is it used for?

Lacquer Spray Paint is a solvent-based paint that uses nitrocellulose or synthetic resins as its primary binder. Its drying times are rapid, often becoming touch-dry within an hour and re-coated within a few hours. It provides a durable protective layer that is resistant to scratches, chipping, and flaking. Lacquer uniquely reactivates each underlying coat, ensuring a level and flawless finish, even when applying multiple layers.

Over the years, lacquers have become increasingly popular due to their exceptional ease of application, finish, and wide range of colours. They’re most commonly applied in spray form, and have various applications including automotive finishes, furniture, musical instruments, and more. They perform best on metal, wood, glass, stone, and plastic. Maintenance can be kept up relatively easily, as lacquers can be polished often to maintain a flawless finish and combat wear and tear.

It's important however to note that users must exercise caution as lacquer spray paint contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Proper ventilation and safety precautions are essential when working with lacquer to minimize exposure to these fumes. 

What is the Difference between Lacquer Spray Paint and Acrylic Spray Paint?

Lacquer Spray Paint vs. Acrylic Spray Paint: Understanding their Differences.

When deciding which type of spray paint to use for your project it's important to note the key differences between Lacquer Spray Paint and Acrylic Spray Paint. These two types of spray paints differ in composition, performance, and characteristics, each catering to specific needs and preferences.

Lacquer Spray Paint is solvent-based and relies on nitrocellulose or synthetic resins as its primary binder, whereas Acrylic Spray Paint is water-based and employs an acrylic polymer as its binder.

*A comparison of Lacquer and Acrylic Spray Paint

Lacquer Paint is typically applied in a spray form and gives surfaces a smooth appearance. It has excellent durability and resistance scratches, making it ideal for use on furniture, automobiles, and other items that require a durable protective coating. An additional advantage of lacquer spray paint is its rapid drying time, allowing for multiple coats to be applied within a short timeframe.

The choice between Lacquer and Acrylic Spray Paint hinges on the specific demands of your project. Lacquer is often preferred when enhanced durability is a requisite. Its protective capabilities extend to shielding surfaces from moisture damage, UV rays, chemicals, and general wear-and-tear. Notably lacquer spray paint, particularly when used on its own (without mixing other mediums), exhibits superior adhesion properties on various surfaces such as wood or metal due to its solvent-based composition. This results in a robust surface that can withstand prolonged use.

Understanding the differences between lacquer and acrylic spray paint allows you to make the decision best suited for your project's unique requirements and desired outcomes. 

Wolfchester's Lacquer Spray Paints

Wolfchester's lacquer spray paints stand out for their performance and quality. These German engineered paints offer exceptional coverage and rapid drying times. With a CFC-free formula, they not only provide excellent results but also contribute to a more sustainable environment. The wide range of applications, makes them incredibly versatile for various projects as they are suitable for metal, wood, glass, stone, clay, and some plastics. They offer a wide variety of colours and finishes, such as Gloss WhiteYellowIndustrial Yellow, and RedSilver SatinGlossSatinMatt Black, and even Heat Resistant Matt Black. They are dust dry within 5-10 minutes and touch dry in just 30-40 minutes, ensuring efficiency and quality in every application. 

Who is Wolfchester?

Wolfchester Australia Pty Ltd is an Australian owned company established for the purpose of providing quality products at realistic prices. We are Australia's premier supplier of automotive and industrial consumables, with a legacy dating back to 2007.

Our product line-up is meticulously curated by seasoned professionals, ensuring that every item meets the highest standards of quality and performance. These products undergo stringent testing under the most challenging conditions, affirming our commitment to deliver unparalleled value to our esteemed users.

With a diversified sourcing strategy that includes regions such as Germany, Australia, Switzerland, and Greater Europe, we take pride in the global standards we uphold.

You can place your trust in Wolfchester, as we guarantee the integrity and quality of our products with every transaction.

To see our range in action visit our Lilydale Victoria Trade Store located at 4/122 Beresford Road, or please contact 03 9737 2800.

Our vision at Wolfchester is very simple:

"To offer our customers the best possible quality products and services, not available anywhere else in the world."

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