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gamygeezer

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171 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: humor

My local HD and my local Lowes have both stopped carrying Bulls Eye Sealcoat. I really like de-waxed shellac, it goes under anything, dries fast and brushes never actually have to be cleaned (but I do). It’s also about the most non-toxic finish there is. So I priced de-waxed flakes, and for the equivalent 2-lb cut, it would cost $80/gal to mix it myself. I think the last can I bought was about $55.

I know there are new and possibly better finishes, but dagnabbit, I’m old enough to be as contrary as I want! I asked the local sales guys about it, they know nothing – it just stopped coming in. I’ll try some other lumber/paint stores. I just wonder why something that’s been on their shelves for decades would be discontinued.

Probably something the government did.

Ken

-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?


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CharlesA

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#1 posted 171 days ago

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 171 days ago

PRODUCT SOLD : Online Only
Item cannot be shipped to the following state(s): AK,CA,CT,GU,HI,OR,PR,VI
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-gal-Clear-Shellac-Traditional-Finish-and-Sealer-2-Pack-00301/202058881

Looks like the gallons may be purchased online.

Weird.

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Toolz

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#3 posted 171 days ago

Menard’s carry it if you have Menard’s in your neck of the woods/

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Clint Searl

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#4 posted 168 days ago

Consider yourself lucky, and try a real finish.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 168 days ago

Amazon sells it as well, but you might try calling Zinsser and seeing if they can give you the name of a local retailer that stocks it.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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Tennessee

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#6 posted 168 days ago

And Lowes also stopped carrying Deft products in favor of the Rustoleum junk.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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kdc68

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#7 posted 168 days ago

+1 for Menards…..

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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gamygeezer

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#8 posted 168 days ago

I can get it at the local Ace hardware store. The mini-rant was mostly for humor – a grumpy old geezer pissed that his routine was upset. Although I do like shellac, for all the reasons I mentioned. Plus I get a pretty good finish when I pad it on.

-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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Fred Hargis

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#9 posted 168 days ago

Shellac is a great finish, no doubt about it ( and seriously underrated). Guess that’s not everyone’s opinion though.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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Richforever

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#10 posted 168 days ago

When it wasn’t in local stores, I ordered it online from Highland Woodworking in Atlanta. Works great. Local stores still won’t answer my questions about why they carry the waxed versions but not the de-waxed version.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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CL810

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#11 posted 168 days ago

Consider yourself lucky, and try a real finish.

Hmmmm, just what might a real finish be?

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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shampeon

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#12 posted 168 days ago

As sure as the sun will rise in the morning, Mr. Searl will slam shellac, which he’s previously admitted that he’s never used….

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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woodchuckerNJ

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#13 posted 152 days ago

To me Shellac is the most real finish there is.

Obviously Mr Searl really doesn’t understand how versatile it is.

-- Jeff NJ

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Tommy H.

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#14 posted 150 days ago

Went to HD, Lowes and local Ace trying to find this last weekend. Burned a half of tank if gas and still didn’t find. Had to order from Rockler. Came in just on time for me to use this weekend. It is a great washcoat!

-- Tommy H., Georgia, Lot to learn...

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CharlesA

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#15 posted 150 days ago

You can always get HD to ship it to your store for free and pick it up at customer service.

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