Can you tell me the difference between these two cans of SealCoat?

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10-12-2011 09:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question sealcoat zinsser bulls eye finishing shellac

Please read this before answering:

I purchased the one on the left is from Home Depot, product No. 00824. It says Wood Sealer and it says it’s a 2 pound cut.

I purchased the one on the right is from Rockler, product No. 00854. It says Sanding Sealer but it doesn’t say the cut anywhere on the can.

They both have a different product number so I went to Zinsser’s website.
They only list product No. 00854.They don’t show a Product No. 00824 anywhere.
I know it’s NOT their wax Finisher and Sealer because it says wax-free and their product No. are 00304 (clear) and 00704 (amber).

I thought if it doesn’t indicate a cut it is usually a 3 pound cut. But the name Sanding Sealer to me would imply a thinner cut than a Wood Sealer.

Does anyone know the difference?

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#1 posted 10-12-2011 10:44 PM

They are the same.
Home Depot like many big boxes – has their OWN part number attached to products. They do this for Dewalt Cordless Drills and GE refridgerators (and other stuff) as well.
It is a really kind of sleazy tactic that gets them out of ever having to honor their “Price Match Guarantee”
They can just say Sorry but your advertisement from Rockler or True Value etc. is not for the EXACT same thing.

If it is a purely technical question (lb cut) – ask for the MSDS sheet for the product, and you will have the shellac % to compare.

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#2 posted 10-12-2011 11:08 PM

same stuff . different can,

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#3 posted 10-13-2011 12:53 AM

Great. Thanks so much. Home Depot must buy a lot of cans so a manufactor to take the time to make cans just for them.

I’m really gald to find that out because Rockler was out so I got the stuff from Home Depot and haven’t used it yet I wanted to wait until I found the answer. Well now out to the garage to seal some wood.

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#4 posted 10-14-2011 02:29 AM

Both products are the same.
They are 100% wax free as a result of the patented process that Zinsser uses to refine shellac.
Testing results from my laboratory (the Reed Project) show that this product contains no detectable shellac wax.

All the best.
Bro. Tenzin

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#5 posted 10-15-2011 08:09 AM

I bought 4 cans of tuna at Kroger yesterday. Same blue label, same fish, but 2 said Kroger and 2 said Ralph’s.
Trrew the checker for a loop (kroger owns Ralph’s). It’s easy to print labels.


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#6 posted 10-25-2011 09:52 AM

The company told me that 00824 is only sold in CA stores. Also I’m glad you got your tuna :)

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