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Forum topic by JR545 posted 12-18-2016 12:47 AM 390 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JR545

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12-18-2016 12:47 AM

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Any of you refinishing gurus happen to know if I can use de-waxed shellac as a buffer between shellac and poly?


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#1 posted 12-18-2016 01:02 AM

Yep do it all the time to seal a oil based stain, usually a 1.5-2lb cut of shellac, buff with a maroon pad or 320 grit, then poly.
If water/alcohol based dye, then a cut oil based poly to seal the dye.
Bob Flexners latest edition on finishing is a great asset to your finishing knowledge, Soft cover about 25$ at Amazon. My bible.

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#2 posted 12-18-2016 02:54 AM

Thanks Mrbob, kinda figured it would but never hurts to ask.

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#3 posted 12-18-2016 12:35 PM

Be aware, if you’re covering a coat of waxy shellac with dewaxed the new coat will dissolve the old one (they become one) and some of the wax could (maybe) work it’s way to the surface. The chances of a problem are slight, but still there.

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#4 posted 12-18-2016 01:09 PM

I picked up my can of spray dewaxed shellac and read the instructions. This exact scenario is listed as a suggested use for shellac

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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