|Forum topic by pete79||posted 10-20-2009 03:25 PM||2025 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-20-2009 03:25 PM
I’ve spent the better part of the past year building a custom wine cellar for my father in law’s 60th birthday. I’m at the final stages of finishing the woodwork. I’ve tried a few options on test pieces to match the wood color to other woodwork in thier house, and so far the best match i’ve found is the Amber tinted shellac from Zinser. I’m applying the finish to knotty pine, and chose shellac because of all the information i found on inconsistencies in staining soft wood such as pine. Here’s the problem I’m experiencing with this product:
I’ve tried brushing on the shellac as well as wiping it on with a lint free cloth – both methods are producing a “wave” in the finish caused by the shellac starting to get real tacky very quickly. I’ve tried working quickly, as well as adding some denatured alcohol to thin it out a bit – neither method helped. I’ve also tried applying a very thin coat, as well as a very heavy coat, and neither solved the issue.
Does anyone have any suggestions on working with this product so that I can get an even finish, or is using the amber tinted shellac just a bad idea?
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