Millwork / Furniture - Nitrocellulose Lacquer Systems - White Lacquer Primer

  • Product Description
  • Physical Properties
  • Application Data
  • Directions for Use
  • Technical Literature

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Product Description and Uses:

Schwartz 1W8HB is a fast-dry, heavy-bodied nitrocellulose-based pigmented lacquer primer for interior wood surfaces like particleboard, solid wood and MDF.

It has an excellent adhesion to many wood surfaces and exhibits excellent holdout even on very porous wood.

1W8HB sands very well providing an excellent base to achieve a smooth finish.

Use with nitrocellulose, pre-catalyzed and post-catalyzed lacquer topcoats.

Product Advantages:

  1. Fast drying
  2. Excellent adhesion and grain-filling
  3. Outstanding holdout
  4. Easy to sand

Standard Container Sizes

205L Drum

18.9 Litre Pail

Physical Properties:


7,500 – 14,000 cps

Flash Point:


Weight Solids:

53% +/- 1.5%


1.23 g/ml


4 – 6 (60°)

Shelf Life:

2 years unopened

Environmental Information:

VOC: max 575 g/L (as supplied)

Suggested Uses:

Used to prime wood surfaces for furniture and millwork applications.

Mixing Instructions:

Stir product before use.

1W8HB must be reduced with 30-50% 4T100 Lacquer Thinner before spraying..

Recommended System:

Use with Schwartz Nitrocellulose-based lacquers, Pre-Catalyzed and Post- Catalyzed Lacquer Topcoats.

Application Tools:

Apply using conventional, airless, air-assisted airless and HVLP sprayer/atomizer.


450 - 520 ft2/gal (1 mil dry film)

Dry Time:

Tack Free Time = 15 - 20 minutes
To Sand = 30 minutes
To Recoat = 40 minutes (25C, 60% RH)

Cold temperature and high humidity can cause prolonged dry times..

Recoat time:

40 minutes per coat (25C, 60% RH)

Clean-up Solvent:

4T100 Lacquer Thinner


4T100 Lacquer Thinner


4T175 Retarder

Pot Life:


Surface Preparation:

Surfaces must be clean, dry and contaminant-free.

Sand wood with 150 grit sandpaper before staining or coating.

Remove all dust.

When primer or topcoat is sanded, always apply succeeding coat within 8 hours of sanding.

Sand between coats with 280 - 320 grit sandpaper.


Following surface preparation, apply by spray. Check with equipment manufacturer for settings to achieve the correct atomization.

For best results, seal bare wood with 1 coat of 92C1 Pre-Cat Sanding Sealer followed by 2 even coats of Schwartz
Pre-Cat Lacquer or Post-Cat Lacquer at 3 - 5 mils wet film thickness per coat.

Always allow to dry and scuff sand between coats with 280 - 320 grit sandpaper.

Film build of entire system must not exceed 5 mils dry film thickness.

Ambient Conditions:

Use only when ambient conditions are 18°C to 30°C and RH= 40-60%.

Finish temperature must be > 15°C.

Wood moisture content must be between 6 - 10%


Store indoor at room temperature, away from heat, ignition sources, open flames and direct sunlight.


Avoid sparking, use non-sparking tools.

Avoid open flames, turn off all pilot lights, ensure that work area is properly ventilated.

Soiled rags and waste products may contain combustible liquids or vapours, dispose in accordance with local regulations.

Refer to MSDS for information on safe use of this product.

Material Safety and Technical Data Sheets for download.

Please click the appropriate link below.

Technical Data Sheets (TDS)

1W8HB - Nitrocellulose White Lacquer Primer (pdf)

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

1W8HB - Nitrocellulose White Lacquer Primer (pdf)