Lacquer solvent

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Bottle of lacquer solvent


A common name for a commercial volatile Solvent or solvent mixture capable of solubilizing synthetic lacquers such as Cellulose nitrate. When the lacquer solvent evaporates, it deposits the resin as a thin cohesive film. Some lacquer solvents are Acetone, Ethyl acetate, ethanol, Methanol, Toluene, xylene, and Butyl acetate.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Lacquer thinner


  • Most are flammable with explosive potential.
  • JMN Specialties: SDS

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)