Do you wipe off Bullseye Sealer exess off?

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Forum topic by Steven H posted 01-13-2011 07:57 AM 908 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2011 07:57 AM

Lets say you brush it on with 1 coat, do you wipe off the excess?

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 11:06 AM

Shellac? no. It dries in a couple of minutes. As it comes from
the can it should brush on fine. Don’t lay it on super-thick; just
try to put it on fast and keep a wet edge. I seldom use brushes
with shellac because you have to clean them in denatured alcohol,
which is a pain. I usually “pad” it on instead with a wadded-up
cloth I throw away when it gets too dried out.

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 04:59 PM

All shellac based products can be applied with a pad, brush, roller or spray equipment. The trick is too apply a thin even coat. Allow it to dry, sand, apply another coat. Back in the day this would be the full extent of your finishing except to add a good thick coat of wax. Today we use shellac mostly for its sealing abilities.

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 07:52 PM

In one of my blog entries, there’s a link to padding on shellac. It’s about half way down the page:

Just make sure you have some denatured alcohol and rags around. For a seal coat, you might even want to go down to a 1/2-pound cut, or a 1-pound cut. It won’t build-up on you as fast that way either, if you’re new to using shellac.

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