Workshop Heaven Amber Shellac Flakes 100g

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Workshop Heaven Amber Shellac Flakes 100g

Shellac is a fantastic finish, either in its own right or as one in a series of surface treatments. It is non-toxic, easy to apply, repairable, adjustable for depth of colour, dries in minutes, can be applied over oil...what more could you ask?

It's not just for French polishing either. You can apply it with a brush or polishing mop, spray it or just rub it on with a lint free cloth. A few layers of shellac over a well dried oil finish will seal the surface and allow varnishes to be used over the top, it can also be used to seal endgrain, used as a sanding sealer, or even be wiped onto a planed patch on a rough board to give an indication of how the timber will look when finished.

These are finest quality, highly pure, dewaxed shellac flakes and they produce a wonderfully transparent, very hard surface. In their dry form they have a shelf life of years. Once dissolved shellac will degrade over a period of about six months (although old shellac can still be used as a sealer for the ends of boards in storage).

To prepare the flakes, crunch them up and pour them into a bottle, add the appropriate amount of methylated spirits and let them dissolve over a day or so, giving them a shake occasionally. I usually make up a saturated solution and then dilute it with more meths as required. The amber flakes are quite pale and the garnet add warmth and character and you can mix them together, either dry or dissolved, to adjust the results and get exactly the colour you want.

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Written by: Guest
Good quality
Worked well to add a little extra body and definition to white ash.
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