|Forum topic by Blackie_||posted 70 days ago||401 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
70 days ago
After posting here on LJ awhile back an issue I was having with lacquer causing tiny crystals to form on some red cedar over a period of time (shelf sitting) Charles Neil chimed in and told me what I needed to do, he mentioned shellac as a sealer first.
I thought about what he said and did some research on shellac and found that using the non waxed version most any other finish will go over the top of it and since it is a sealer I tried it on one my latest projects with a lot of end grain, (not yet posted) I first put a single coat of tung oil with a quick wipe, let it dry, I then came back with a single coat of bulls eye non wax shellac let it dry and it only took two coats of my wipe on poly mix to finish it off with a full cover and no extra coats over the end grain, no soaking in.
I’ll be changing my finishing from now on by adding a coat of shellac to get the ball rolling.
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