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Posted on Sanding Before and After Zinsser Sealcoat Shellac ( topcoat is General Finishes H20 Poly)

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#1 posted 08-31-2020 12:01 AM

I’m not using Shellac as a finish, fine or otherwise (except for a final finish on drawers for another item which straddles the line between fine and utilitarian furniture … the fronts on the latter will receive a different top coat. This was all explained clearly in my post).

If you read through my OP, General Finishes Waterbase Top Coat is the finish.
The shellac Sealcoat is being used as … a sealcoat. To handle the grain raise and to add some grain pop (the latter which it has failed to do), maybe a touch of color (although that looks to be minimal) for use under a water white H20 finish.

This is the first time using shellac in a can for like 25 years … before the marketing of shellac was reconfigured and they ceased calling canned shellac ‘orange’ and ‘white’ and switched to ‘amber’ and ‘clear’. I’ve mixed plenty of shellac from flake from a variety of types. I can’t see why in the world ‘shellac in a can’ would be an issue for a sealcoat. Explain why it being in a can would be a problem. Date code was checked prior to purchase.

PS: For anyone following the discussion Rich has removed the content from his post above ^, consequently this post of mine now makes a little less sense (as it addressed what were for me erroneous ‘shellac as a finish’ issues).
Nonetheless the shellac in a can issue, re: Aj2 stands.

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