pinkmouse said:Surely not a repeat of all this again?
There are some very good threads on this topic already.
John L said:[
Saves time. And just about anything will go over shellac, unlike other applications. [/B]
John L said:
Oh........ You're correct. I never use waxed shellac, so I forgot that anyone would use anything BUT unwaxed flakes.
Incidentially, you Do use flakes, right?
John L said:He certainly knows what he is talking about. I link to his article on shellac all the time. I have two of his finishing books too. However, I am used to getting from this little Indian fellow, who orders his material directly from India, so it's very fresh.
This is very interesting. How far does it go? I mean your 1lb of shellac will cover what sort of surface area?John L said:I have mentioned this many times on several other forums, and perhaps a few here of late. There is only one REALLY good all around sealer, that goes well with practically any porus surface, and as an added bonus works as a supurb finish as well.
I am talking about "Shellac". All you need do is purchase a pound of flakes from an internet source, and go to your local Lowes/Home Depot/Ace, and get a gallon of denatured alcohol. Create between a one to two pound cut, make sure it is well dissolved, and then you can brush, use a loaded clothe, or even use a refillable spray can and spray it on. Just let it dry, which is quick, lightly sand the surface with 0000# steel wool, and you are ready to finish. It's that easy, and you simply Cannot screw it up, guaranteed!
Then place your mixed 'cut' of shellac in the refrigerator, to keep it in good shape, and bring it out when you need it.
There are simply too many wonderful things to say about shellac, that it is by far the very best sealer AND finisher on the market. Only if you are going to get alcohol or water on it's surface for an extended time, or put the finish on fire, will it let you down.