No more shellac at Rockler

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Forum topic by Purrmaster posted 10-26-2012 09:02 AM 937 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2012 09:02 AM

I stopped in at Rockler today. I picked up one of their 2 oz bags of shellac flakes (I want to try the “garnet” ones). And one of the employees showed me a memo they had gotten that Rockler stores were no longer going to sell shellac. Other than Zinsser in a can. The memo said that Rockler was having a really hard time getting shellac and that it was disappearing from the market.

Just thought I’d share the news. I hope this doesn’t mean there’s some kind of shellac shortage and that shellac will become hard to find and more expensive.

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#1 posted 10-26-2012 10:33 AM

I doubt shellac is disappearing from the market. Maybe rockler’s market, but not in general.

A good source for shellac.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 10-26-2012 11:41 AM

The past two years have seen very poor lac harvests, especially this past one. Should bounce back.

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#3 posted 10-26-2012 09:19 PM

Yep, it’s the lac harvests from what I understand too. I was picking up paint at the local lumber/hardware store here a couple weeks ago and the guy there said prices would probably be close to double within the year because of the shortage. He keeps himself fairly educated on all things having to do with painting and finishing from what I can tell, so I will assume he knows what he’s talking about.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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