- 29 October 2013 at 9:01 pm #20575RLParticipant
Here is a fine article on shellac by Don Williams, former conservator at the Smithsonian.30 October 2013 at 2:51 am #20584Greg MerrittParticipant
Good article thanks for posting.
http://hillbillydaiku.com31 October 2013 at 2:19 am #20637Ron HarperParticipant
Krenov has a description of his method in one of his books. I have been using it for a while. He thinned the shellac a LOT.. But it dries in ten minutes. I have gotten wonderful results.. I put it on with a rag scrap.7 March 2014 at 8:46 pm #28682D.J. KingParticipant
Here’s some interesting information on the many uses of shellac for woodworking and other industries.
Hudson Valley, NY
You must be logged in to access attached files.7 March 2014 at 8:49 pm #28684D.J. KingParticipant
If you are interested in this subject, please view both of the documents below. Once contains detailed information (with pictures) of buying the correct (dewaxed) premixed formula of shellac.
Hudson Valley, NY
You must be logged in to access attached files.8 March 2014 at 1:05 pm #28699Paul SellersParticipant
With reference to sanding sealers, base coats for French polish, French Polish and other such terms. Remember that proprietary brands under the different brand names are to get you to buy two or three products of which you only need one and that’s shellac. Almost all of the other products are different cuts of shellac which you can do yourself very simply by adding denatured alcohol in the US and Methylated spirits here in the UK. Many shellac based products do have added evaporatives as driers but as shellac is basically spirit alcohol (which evaporates very quickly) and shellac flakes, don’t think you need sanding sealer or as I often do, just use sanding sealer alone. In the US you can buy gallon cans of a sanding sealer for floors for very little money and all it is is shellac thinned as a sealer for sanding. Lowes and HD used to stock it. They use it under water-based floor finishes.
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