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Forum topic by gfadvm posted 03-05-2012 03:06 AM 2092 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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gfadvm

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03-05-2012 03:06 AM

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What # cut is this stuff right out of the can? I have read every word on the can and it doesn’t say. This is their clear shellac, not the seal coat. Thanks

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 03:15 AM

All of the regular shellacs I’ve used from Zinsser were 3lb cut. Only the Seal Coat came as 2lb. cut. The 3lb. stuff is pretty thick and hard to brush.

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 03:33 AM

JAAune, Thanks. I agree it is tough to brush and get it to level so I was trying to figure out how much I should dilute it with alcohol.

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 05:28 AM

Do you have a chart? There are some on the internet that will tell you how much alcohol to add to 3lb cut to make 1lb. For brushing I really do like to go as thin as 1lb and do several light coats. If the shellac is fresh it’ll dry really fast between coats so you can brush continuously on larger projects until you’re happy with the look.

Here’s a chart: http://shellac.net/PoundCutChart.html

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 07:01 PM

I agree with you JAA, and thnx for the link

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#5 posted 03-06-2012 01:34 AM

I brushed a 50:50 mix today and liked it a lot. It leveled well and dried very fast. Thanks for the replys.

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#6 posted 03-06-2012 01:51 AM

Watch out for the zinsser finish sealer because it has wax mixed in with the shellac. The sealer coat is a 2lb cut and has no wax. I still usually cut the sealer a little more when brushing as well. Your best bet is to get some flakes and make your own. You’ll find you get a better finish making your own then with the bullseye. The zinsser is good for cutting and using as wash coats however.

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