In wood surface coating, there are so many paint for your furniture. If you did not know it, it can make you confused. Because the use are very different for each paints. Each paint has its own functions and advantages.Especially if you want to repair or repaint your furniture. There are solvent-based and water based which you can choose. Everything has advantages and disadvantages.
In solvent-based paint used in wood finishing have many types. Such as Pu(Poly Urethane) and NC(Nitrocellulose). The applied of NC widely used for furniture. Some companies use it to paint a guitar.
NC system used in wood finishing or wood surface coating has the advantage easily quick drying. Although the NC system has weaknesses will turn yellow (very low yellowing) when exposed to direct sunlight, but the paint is widely used in wood surface coating interior furniture. Further, the application of NC is very easy and produce a good coating. A good coating means having good clarity and smooth film. In NC there are top coat system (lacquer) which can produce a high gloss level (above 90%).
Some paints have paints NC Management system as a whole. From the putty until the top coat. Binder as its main component tend to have same type. Usually derived from alkyd and nitrocellulose dissolved in a solvent. Because binder from nitrocellulose so binder very dangerous and easily explode if not in certain circumstances. But if binder already in solution it is no longer dangerous to explode anymore. Only flammable as other solvent-based paints.
NC lacquer application is very easy. That is, diluted with solvent mixture(thinner). Company NC lacquer paint makers also sell paint and thinner. So if you want to use you should ask the NC paint thinners used. Because the NC paint based on solvent evaporation(1K paint), the solvent (thinner) strongly influence how quickly drying NC paints. This will also affect the price of thinner.
NC which is a solvent-based paint is a toxic substance. At this time already developed NC paint that free formaldehyde. So at dry paint, NC is non toxic. These paints are toxic only during wet conditions(wet paint). If you apply this paint you should use a mask and keep out of reach of children.