Shellac Flakes in Humid Climate

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Forum topic by Juggler posted 07-11-2016 06:42 PM 238 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-11-2016 06:42 PM

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I live in Florida by the ocean and have a can of shellac flakes. I opened it up to use some more and found the flakes to be hardened due to the humidity getting into the can and basically solidifying it. I wonder if that makes it unusable. I think I will chunk out some, grind it up fine and then try some on a scrap piece to see how it works. If it never sets I know it is no good. I am just wondering if it even makes sense to try that.

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#1 posted 07-11-2016 06:50 PM

Can’t hurt to try it on some scrap. I don’t think the moisture should ruin it. Probably the heat more than the moisture is what made it stick together. Try it, got nothing to lose.

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#2 posted 07-11-2016 07:18 PM

I’m thinking it’s the heat as well (not the moisture). I keep my flakes in a fridge and they stay in pretty good shape that way. Regardless, I think you’ll be OK once oyu break it up…but test it out to be sure.

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