getting shellac in the netherlands

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  • #682625
    sebastiaan
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    Hi,

    I’m making a little toy car for a young child out of beech and wanted to finish it with shelllac as Paul said in one of his videos (I think it was the snake) that it was save for kids once dry. I live in the Netherlands and asked in a good paint shop and they’d just about heard of the stuff, but didn’t stock it nor could they order it (the guy said he had ordered it for another customer many years ago but hadn’t heard about it in ages). Does anyone know where to get it in the Netherlands and under what name/brand? I’d prefer to get the ready made stuff, just for ease, but don’t mind getting flakes either.

    My alternative is just a water based varnish, but thought it’d be nice to try the shellac.

    Many thanks!

    Sebastiaan

    #682630
    Colin Scowen
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    kremer pigmente. German company, can probably send it to you.
    https://www.kremer-pigmente.com/en/mediums-binders-und-glues/solvent-soluble-binders/natural-resins/2036/shellac-polish

    Colin, Czech Rep.

    #682713
    Stijn Bossuyt
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    Hi Sebastiaan,
    I buy my shellac flakes from Baptist:
    https://www.baptist.nl/houtbewerkers/houtveredeling/politoeren/schellakschilfers-kleurloos-1000-gram
    They are located in Arnhem, but I live in Belgium so I have it shipped. I dissolve them in 90% food grade alcohol. Desinfecting alcohol also works, but I don’t like the smell.
    You can also buy 100 g to test it first, but I can assure you you will buy the kilo eventually. I would advise against ready-made shellac. The shelf life is limited, and you have no way of knowing what additives are in there. Shellac is a wonderful product. Dries really fast and is completely non-toxic. Did you know they use it in the food industry to make candy shiny?

    Cheers, Stijn

    #682721
    Wesley
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    Hi,

    Not sure what’s going on, but I can’t see my own reply.
    Be sure to check out https://meubelrestauratieshop.nl/contents/nl/d4_politoeren.html

    Wesley

    #682751
    sebastiaan
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    Great, thanks everyone, also for the tip against buying the ready made stuff! I’m passing by Arnhem next week, so will try Baptist. Also good to know you can get 100g.

    I remember Paul saying that about the candy. Should be okay then if the car gets sucked on a bit, as kids tend to do…

    Cheers, Sebastiaan

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