Lacquer is a clear or pigmented coating that dries by solvent evaporation. Nitrocellulose lacquer is a traditional type that consists of nitrocellulose, a resin derived from cellulose, dissolved in a solvent. Once applied, the solvent evaporates, leaving behind a hard, glossy finish. Another type is catalyzed lacquer, which involves a chemical reaction that occurs during the drying process, resulting in a more durable finish. Lacquer dries relatively quickly and can be recoated without sanding between coats. It is commonly used in the furniture industry, as well as for musical instruments and decorative items.