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#1 posted 589 days ago

If those packages are flakes, Russell, you’ll want to let them settle after you mix them. This will let the wax drop to the bottom and you can separate it out.

There are certainly applications for waxed shellac as a film finish, but I’m talking about using dewaxed shellac (I like Zinsser Sealcoat in the can) as a bridge between oils/stains and film finishes. I even use the stuff to deliver color (as a toner) by using TransTint dyes with the shellac. I like the control it gives by sneaking up on result. This is especially useful when trying to color diverse woods to make the finish more uniform, which is something you can’t do just by staining the raw wood.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com


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