Reply by NiteWalker

  • Advertise with us

Posted on poly varnish top coat over dewaxed shellac

View NiteWalker's profile


2737 posts in 2603 days

#1 posted 10-07-2012 05:14 AM

IIRC, you don’t want to build a thick finish with shellac.

My approach: Use dewaxed shellac to give the wood a warm tone and to seal it (I use zinsser sealcoat), then spray it with a waterborne finish. I really like crystalac super premium. It’s sold at mcfeely’s who has $1 shipping and is extremely durable. Super premium is spray only; they make another hard wearing finish called polyoxide. It’s not picky about how it’s applied. It’s also very durable. Recoat times are 30-60 minutes.

You’ll need to keep the finish area above 50* for 72 hours for full cure.

The lingering odor with oil based finishes is one of the main reasons I switched to crystalac.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics