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Posted on Poly over Zinsser amber Shellac?

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 764 days ago

It’s the wax that may cause the problem. The only Zinsser product that’s de-waxed is the Seal Coat (I think). You can get around this: use a non-poly varnish. It will stick to the amber just fine and (IMHO) give you a better look. brands could be P&L 38, the Cabot 8000 series (8000, 8001, etc.), Sherwin Williams Fast Dry Oil Varnish, and I think Old Masters has a non-poly formula though I’ve never been able to find it. It may look and feel fine now, but over time there is a chance the poly will peel off the shellac.

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