Got Chestnut “Shellac Sanding Sealer” from Axminster.
In his book “Taunton’s Complete Guide to Finishing (Taunton Press Inc; ISBN-13: 978-1-56158-592-2)”, Jeff Jewitt states:
‘A sanding sealer is simply a thinned version of a lacquer- or varnish-based finish that has been modified with zinc stearate or a resin (usually vinyl)’. Under the heading of shellac, he writes: ‘Shellac is a natural resin that is commonly available and easy to apply. Of all the sealers shellac is perhaps the most universal in its ability to prevent finishing problems.’
My bottle has no list of contents, but the information above leads me to think that the content is simply shellac (perhaps with zinc-stearate added), which is fine with me, as after some four coatings it also provides a good filler before the wax.
After having applied “Finishing Oil” to one face of a piece of oak and “Danish Oil” to the other, with to my eyes no difference in results, I wonder over some finishes.
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