I sealed poplar/alder trestle table legs with a coat of shellac. I then painted the wood black. I now want to put a coat or two of shellac over the latex. I don’t like the feel of latex, and I want to add a little more protection.
Any issues with this process???
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I think you are ok to use shellac. I would test it first on a scrap piece to make sure it feels the way you want it to.
That base looks great! Paul posted about just this application here:
Thanks Matt. I’ve painted exactly two pieces. One white…one black. My preference is to never again paint wood. It’s a mess…and why had the beauty of wood?
The inspiration for the table legs comes from a video I saw by Doucette and Wolf. Look at some of their YouTube projects… Outstanding hand work. Although, they are not afraid of machinery either. One of his trestle table designs had the painted legs with tiger maple. Looked GOOOOOD…so I redid my dining table.
Late to the forum… To apply over or under latex paint I’m pretty sure you have to make sure the shellac you’re using is not just shellac, but “de-waxed” shellac. I bought a can of Zinsser Shellac from Home Depot and after getting home read the label which said not a suitable for undercoating waterborne poly. Any Shellac that motions the need for a tie-coat is not de-waxed. (I think). Wish the manufacturers weren’t just in it to make a buck, but to add some clarity.
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