DENATURED ALCOHOL (Behkol) Shellac Reducer - Qt. UPS Only
DENATURED ALCOHOL Shellac Solvent / Reducer
DENATURED ALCOHOL, Mohawk Shellac Reducer / (formerly Behlen Behkol),
is formulated specifically to dissolve shellac flakes and dilute or 'cut' liquid Shellacs.
See the: Shellac Pound Cut Mixing Chart
Denatured Alcohol, Shellac Reducer (formerly labeled Behkol) will make a shellac that has
a little more open or 'working time', a good solvent choice for mixing your own shellac.
Also used to dissolve alcohol Aniline Dyes.
••• 5 Gallon pails are Pick-Up, or North Bay & Bay Area Delivery Only. Call to arrange details.
Note: The SAME PRODUCT in 1 & 5 Gal. packaging now carries the Mohawk 'FInishers Edge' label.
KUSMI SEED-LAC Shellac
KUSMI SEED-LAC Shellac
Warm Neutral Light Caramel Golden Yellow Brown, seedlac,
excellent for older antique restorations and repairs.
Shellac Seed is the basic raw material that comes straight from the sticklac.
We supply 'Golden' standard, the finest grade kusmi seed.
Bysakhi DARK SEED-LAC Shellac
DARK SEED SHELLAC
Rich brown, Bysakhi seedlac is excellent
for darker wood finishes for antique restoration
and repair or refinishing.
Dark Bysakhi seedlac is a good choice
for Walnut and Brown Mahogany tones.
THAI SEED-LAC Shellac
THAI SEED SHELLAC (aka: Siam Seed-Lac)
Thai seed has rich warm Red Amber tones,
excellent for use on Rosewoods, Mahogany, Cherry, or Redwood.
Intermix with other shellacs to adjust color or impart warm tones.
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SUPER GOLDEN Kusmi Button Shellac
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SUPER GOLDEN Kusmi Button Shellac
Use Super Golden Button on light toned woods,
or on any wood where a light Rich Golden Amber tone is desired.
The heat during button processing polymerizes the Shellac resin,
resulting in a tough abrasion & moisture resistant finishing material.
Button shellacs are preferred for finishing floors, interior woodwork,
by many French polishers, and for guitars and other stringed instruments.
The lightest tone of the Button Shellacs (seasonal & limited quantities)
NEW 2021 Production Shipping NOW !
KUSMI #1 BUTTON Shellac (Caramel Amber)
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KUSMI #1 - BUTTON Shellac
Caramel Amber color develops rich warm amber tones on woods like mahogany, red oak, cherry, and douglas fir.
The heat during button processing polymerizes the Shellac resin, resulting in a tough abrasion & moisture resistant finishing material. Button shellacs are preferred for finishing floors, interior woodwork, by many French polishers, and for guitars and other stringed instruments.
Buttons retain some of the natural shellac wax)
Note June 8th 2021: The new KUSMI # 1 Button has arrived from India.
KUSMI #2 BUTTON Shellac (Warm Brown)
Kusmi #2 BUTTON Shellac
#2 Button yields a rich Warm Redish Amber Brown - -
deeper toned than the Kusmi #1 Button,
Kusmi #2 Button looks good on oak floors, craftsman paneling, and wood trim.
DARK JETHWA Button Shellac
DARK JETHWA BUTTON
This custom button has a deep, warm, dark amber tone,
excellent on darker toned woods or on darker trim and floors
of the late 1800's to early 1900's homes.
Dark Jethwa Button is 100% Pure Shellac
and is an Exclusive to Shellac.net
• for color reference: Dark Jethwa on the left Kusmi # 1 on the right
HAND MADE SHELLAC, Lemon YELLOW Flake
HAND MADE SHELLAC Lemon YELLOW Flake
A thicker traditional hand-made flake with
rich Warm Cinnamon Amber Orange tones.
A good choice for restoration of older
classic interior and furniture finishes.
Use to enhance the tones of Mahogany,
Rosewood, Cherry etc.
LEMON Yellow / Orange Flake SHELLAC
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LEMON YELLOW / ORANGE SHELLAC
An excellent general purpose waxy shellac flake
of a warm creamy Lemon Yellow Orange color tone.
the Flake will look darker than the Mixed Liquid
GOSSAMER, MMTN SHELLAC (Thin Flake)
GOSSAMER MMTN -- Machine Made Shellac Flake
Medium Yellow color similar in tone
and slightly lighter than the Lemon Yellow/Orange.
MMTN flake is Extremely Thin & dissolves very quickly.
BLACK SHELLAC FLAKE
'BLACK' SHELLAC Flake
• On Light toned woods, the First coat yields a rich
medium Cordovan (Bluish-Red) Mahogany.
• A second Coat is Deeper &
Dark Cordovan toned Black.
• The third coat yields the BLACK with a
shadowed hint of a DEEP Blackish-Purple tone.
Dewaxed PLATINA SHELLAC (Super Transparent)
Dewaxed Flake - PLATINA • PLATINUM BLONDE SHELLAC
100% Pure, Genuine Dewaxed Platina Flake Shellac
Ultra Blonde Shellac
Extra Light Toned, Very Pale, Transparent.
A good choice to retain the light tones of woods
such as Maple and Spruce.
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Dewaxed BLONDE SHELLAC (Light Pale)
Dewaxed Flake - BLONDE SHELLAC
100% Pure, Genuine Dewaxed Blonde Flake Shellac
Light Blonde Pale
Yellow Amber toned.
Note: the Flake looks darker than the Mixed Shellac
Dewaxed LEMON (Yellow) Shellac
Dewaxed Flake - Dewaxed LEMON (Yellow)
Dewaxed LEMON (Yellow)
Similar in tone to the standard waxy
Lemon Yellow Orange Shellac in a DEWAXED Flake.
Makes a rich Yellow Amber toned seal coat for use as
a universal primer or transitional coating between dissimilar finishes.
New Variety Listing 2022
Dewaxed Orange / AMBER SHELLAC
Dewaxed Flake - Orange / AMBER SHELLAC
Rich Yellow Orange / AMBER color tones.
Use the Dewaxed Amber to make a rich amber toned
'seal-coat' shellac as a universal sanding sealer / under coater,
or for use as a transitional coating.
Dewaxed BONA / MAROON Shellac (Red / Brown GARNET Toned)
Dewaxed Flake - BONA / MAROON / GARNET Red / Brown Toned
Use MAROON / GARNET on Mahogany, Cherry, Rosewood,
and similar toned woods to enhance the warm tones. An excellent tone
for antiques or to make a Dewaxed SEALCOAT primer / under-coater
or transitional coating between dissimilar finish materials.
Intermix the Maroon / Garnet liquid with other liquid shellacs
to adjust color to create a variety of warm rich tones.
(Maroon is sometimes sold as Garnet)
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Dewaxed RUBY Shellac (Ruddy Amber)
Dewaxed Flake RUBY - Ruddy Amber
Use Ruby on Mahogany, Cherry, Rosewood,
and similar toned woods to enhance the red color.
Intermix the liquid ruby other with liquid shellacs
to adjust color to create a variety of warm tones.
Dewaxed GARNET Shellac
Dewaxed Flake - GARNET Shellac
Rich Deep Brown-Red cast flake shellac.
Excellent tone for use on Cherry, Mahogany
and Rosewood, antiques furniture reproductions,
and for French polishing guitars.
Paper PAINT STRAINER CONES: MEDIUM & FINE
Medium & Fine Mesh STRAINER CONES
Filter foreign matter or undissolved solid particles found in stains or finish coatings.
Paper Cone 6 in Dia., full flow cloth mesh tip leaves no finish in the strainer.
Seed, Button and Black shellacs benefit by filtering through layers
of medium Cheese Cloth first.
Use Fine Mesh for final straining of shellac, varnish, lacquers,
and most any furniture finish, especially when spraying.
Strain through Medium filter followed by FINE mesh straining for best results.
Medium mesh is 226 microns • Fine mesh is 190 microns
One micron is equivalent to one one-thousandth of a millimetre.
STICK Shellac (Hot Melt Instrument Repair Sticks)
STICK Shellacs ('hot melt sticks') are made from select shellacs and resins.
Stick Shellac is the classic adhesive for woodwind pad installation.
Some musicians find a more favorable tonal quality as a result of using Stick Shellac, and the firm, defined tactile response on key closure with the harder shellac as compared to more pliable thermoplastic adhesives.
The #14 Medium Amber is made to blend with tan leather pads.
This adhesive formula is manufactured specifically for instrument repairs.
(Made in the USA by Merit Industries) - - - - 7 in x 1/2 x 3/8
The INSTRUMENT Repair Set includes one each of the colors listed below.
The classic traditional filler for French polishing pads.
The 'waste' comes from the cotton yarn left-over
ends of loom warp threads.
An excellent filler to make French Polishing pads
with our Trace cloth / French polishing cloth.
Omega LILY VARNISHER'S / SHELLAC BRUSHES
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SHELLAC & VARNISHER'S Brushes
Natural Bristle Single fill, Only (1/4 - 5/16 in) thick.
Classic glider design, ideal for Shellac & Varnish.
This brush will yield a thin, uniform application
of shellac or varnish. The natural bristle brush is ideal for
shellac, varnish, and faux finishing of woodwork and furniture.
Pictured Sizes 20 - 80 mm
Genuine OMEGA, made in Italy.
Brush, SHELLAC & LACQUER - 9743
SHELLAC & LACQUER BRUSH #9743
Golden Taklon Synthetic Bristle
• Three sizes -- 1/2, 3/4 & 1 inch • Total brush length: 7" to 8.5
Excellent brush for small moldings, carvings, and detail work.
Brush, NATURAL OX HAIR #1775
NATURAL OX HAIR BRUSH #1775
Tough durable quality brush of natural Ox hair.
• Overall Length: 7 - 8.5 inch depending on brush • Lacquered Hardwood Handle
For SHELLAC, LACQUER and all oil / solvent based dyes, stains, glaze and finishes.
PLASTIC BOTTLES, High Density Cylinder Round
PLASTIC BOTTLES High Density with Flip Top Cap
Cylinder Round BOTTLES
Natural (translucent) Plastic Bottle including the Flip-Top Spout Cap.
The 3mm spout orifice provides an easy and neat means
of measuring or dispensing small amounts of dye, solvent, or shellac.
FRENCH POLISHER'S HANDBOOK (1910 Reprint)
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FRENCH POLISHER'S HANDBOOK
(1910 Reprint) 104 pages, 5.8 in. x 8.3 in.
This Reprint is spiral bound with a protective cover -
great for in-shop use, lays perfectly flat & folds back on itself.
Pagination and format is an exact facsimile of the original book.
A valuable resource for those working on antiques.
Several historic finishing recipes are included.
The book includes some fascinating 'lost' information and recipes for furniture stains.
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Shellac Wax is produced during refining of Seedlac
(which contains around 5% wax) into
Dewaxed Shellac (that contains up to 0.2% wax).
The wax is removed by filtration and recovered.
Shellac Wax is the second hardest natural wax after Carnauba Wax
and has a melting point range of 77–86 degrees Celsius.
It has similar high gloss polishing properties to Carnauba Wax
and Candelilla Wax.