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Forum topic by andy_P posted 12-12-2019 10:30 PM 258 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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andy_P

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12-12-2019 10:30 PM

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I heard somewhere that mixing mineral oil with shellac when using a pad or cloth to wipe on the shellac will give you longer and smoother application of the shellac. I am assuming this is true about dewaxed shellac also. I am using Zinzer’s Seal Coat over a General Finishes water based stain before applying my top coat of General Finishes’ Arm R Seal. I know that you have to wipe off the residual mineral oil with Naphta before proceeding to the top coat but I was wondering if it is necessary to wait longer than the normal drying time for shellac. Should I wait over night or a whole day or two before attempting to wipe off the residual meneral oil?

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#1 posted 12-12-2019 10:56 PM

Never experienced it myself but here is a Popular Woodworking article on it.

https://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/a-silky-smooth-shellac-finish/

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#2 posted 12-12-2019 11:41 PM

Thanks, Les. I read that article and it was about the only one I found. I posted the topic to see if some of the “jocks” might have had any experience. I appreciate the response .

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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