|Forum topic by DrTebi||posted 1682 days ago||4263 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
1682 days ago
I have just mixed my first shellac from shellac flakes and denaturated alcohol tonight. Before I get back to my project and start using it, I am wondering how dangerous the fumes of the shellac mix are? The denaturated alcohol itself has quite some scary warnings on the can, I suppose these all apply the same once the shellac is mixed? Should I wear a “serious” respiratory mask? I have seen a couple of videos on applying shellac, the persons applying it wear gloves (which I will certainly do too) but no masks whatsoever.
BTW, my room is fairly well ventilated, and I am planning on using the “Padding Shellac” method described in Jeff Jewitt’s book.