|Forum topic by Dchip||posted 10-25-2010 05:04 PM||1605 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
10-25-2010 05:04 PM
I just started using low-cut, de-waxed shellac as a seal-coat on freshly sanded wood. I understand its use for building a finish more quickly (not getting into uses for stains or dyes), but it seems like it prevents the grain from popping in the way that an oil-based (or straight oil) finish does.
Is this a consequence of saving time in finishing or am I just imagining it?
If this is so, why do many people favor using shellac as the first coat when an oil-based finish will be applied on top?
Any input is appreciated.
-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com