|Forum topic by AESamuel||posted 04-20-2015 07:21 PM||1025 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
04-20-2015 07:21 PM
After watching a video by Paul Sellers on brushing a pre-mixed shellac finish I thought I would have a go myself.
The finish seemed to go on fairly thick and wouldn’t brush out no matter how quick I was – I’m aware it dries very quickly – and there were tons of air bubbles in the finish as well. I tried three coats, leaving 30 minutes between each one and each of the coats looked very dull and almost cloudy on the surface. After using #0000 steel wool and a clear paste wax it was every so slightly better, but that’s probably just from the wax itself! No gloss whatsoever, which I was very disappointed in.
What could be wrong here? My first thought is that it is just a cheap bottle of shellac and that I should get some of the liberon stuff Mr. Sellers used. What about the air bubbles that were introduced? The bottle clearly says to shake to mix but should I try stirring instead?
Many thanks for any help!