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#1 posted 09-19-2016 12:26 PM

Shellac is great stuff, isn’t it! A very old finishing method but nothing like it. Be aware that it has a relatively short shelf life in its liquid form. Zinnser has improved it to a degree, but always check it carefully before using if it has been sitting very long.

I use the hard flakes and beads as these store for a long time and mix them up with alcohol for use. You can buy these at places like . If you use the raw beads that haven’t been processed, be sure to carefully strain the bead/alcohol mix through some fine material like nylon hose as they have pieces of Lac bugs and tree trash in them. I buy in bulk and keep it in a large sealed glass jar. Its a lot cheaper that way. Read all about shellac on that website.

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