Sims Spray Shop

Founded in 2002 after becoming increasingly aware of a niche for quality, reliable lacquer work in the UK guitar industry. Sims Spray Shop has since became the largest and most highly regarded independent specialist guitar spray shop in the UK. Offering professional, factory quality, finishes, our service and extremely high quality control has kept our customers and high-profile clients (more info at the bottom of page) satisfied and returning for almost 2 decades now.

We offer all kinds of guitar finishes from modern 2k through to authentic old-school nitrocellulose lacquers. We hand mix all of our colours by eye which enables us to offer a plethora of colours.

To learn more about the different kinds of colours and finishes that are most commonly used and requested of us please see below.

colour Types

Finish Types


To see finishes that extend beyond spray work, such as mirror ball and fully light up guitars please see custom material finishes.


When enquiring about our Spray Shop services there are a few options to think about that may not have crossed your mind. These will alter the price of your quote based on the time and resources required.

  • Do you want the headstock, neck and/or pickguard sprayed too?

  • If you are confident enough then you can take the guitar apart and send it unloaded which will save you money as it saves us time.

  • We always strip the old lacquer before starting the respray process, however if you would like to cut costs then you can strip it before sending to us. However, please bare in mind that if this is not done professionally that we will only be able to half the stripping charge due to the preparation needed to achieve a the factory style professional finish that we always aim to deliver.

  • Having your guitar or bass refinished can also be the perfect opportunity to have other custom work or alterations made such as pickup swapouts, hardware changes, neck profile, body shape recontouring, routing etc. If this is what you desire then we can also provide the new components if necessary or you can send them, along with your instrument for us to fit. This could save you money and many complications in the long run!