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BUTTON SHELLAC


BUTTON Shellac has toughness and mar resistance that
makes it the preferred shellac for finishing floors,
interior woodwork,
and for French polishing musical instruments.
Buttons are produced by placing Seedlac into a long narrow cloth bag and heating one end over a charcoal fire. The other end is attached to a windless and is gradually twisted. The charcoal fire melts the lac which is forced out through the cloth by pressure. The molten lac is scraped out manually, drawn onto sheets and left to dry.
Button production requires considerable manual skill and experience.

Heat during processing polymerizes the Shellac resin, resulting in a tough abrasion & moisture resistant finishing material. 

See: Shellac Mixing & Usage Notes  Pound Cut Mixing Chart  (Printable version)  Guide To French Polishing (PDF)
Please Read: About Denatured Alcohols & Shellac Solvents - All Denatured Alcohols are NOT the Same
See: Questions, Facts & Myths about Shellac for Wood Finishing

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DARK JETHWA Button Shellac
DARK JETHWA BUTTON
Jethwa & Kusmi ButtonThis 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
    7/25/2019 • NEW CROP Has ARRIVED 

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• JBL1  -  DARK JETHWA Button Shellac - 1 Lb  -  $39.55  -  Quantity   
• JBL8  -  DARK JETHWA Button Shellac - 1/2 Lb  -  $20.95  -  Quantity   
• JBL4  -  DARK JETHWA Button Shellac - 1/4 Lb  -  $11.80  -  Quantity   
• JBL5  -  DARK JETHWA Button Shellac - 5 Lb  -  $187.50  -  Quantity   

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BYSAKHI BUTTON Shellac
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BYSAKHI BUTTON SHELLAC

Bysakhi ButtonsBYSAKHI Button Shellac is excellent
for classic rich tones on woodwork, floors,
and for antique restorations and repairs.
• NEW Crop Now Here - July 2019
• Rich cooler Brown tones
100% Pure Bysakhi Shellac Button

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• BB1  -  BYSAKHI Button Shellac (Rich Brown tones) - 1 Lb  -  $39.55  -  Quantity   
• BB8  -  BYSAKHI Button Shellac (Rich Brown tones) - 1/2 Lb  -  $20.95  -  Quantity   
• BB4  -  BYSAKHI Button Shellac (Rich Brown tones) - 1/4 Lb  -  $11.80  -  Quantity   

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KUSMI #2 BUTTON Shellac (Warm Brown)
Kusmi #2 BUTTON Shellac
Kusmi #2 Button

 

#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.

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• K2B1  -  KUSMI #2 Button Shellac (Warm Amber Brown) - 1 Lb  -  $34.75  -  Quantity   
• K2B8  -  KUSMI #2 Button Shellac (Warm Amber Brown) - 1/2 Lb  -  $18.60  -  Quantity   
• K2B4  -  KUSMI #2 Button Shellac (Warm Amber Brown) - 1/4 Lb  -  $9.95  -  Quantity   
• K2B5  -  KUSMI #2 Button Shellac (Warm Amber Brown) - 5 Lb  -  $166.25  -  Quantity   

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KUSMI #1 BUTTON Shellac (Caramel Amber)
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KUSMI #1 - BUTTON Shellac
Kusmi 1 Button Cooling
Kusmi #1 in HAndCaramel 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)

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• K1B1  -  KUSMI #1 Button Shellac (Caramel Amber) - 1 Lb  -  $34.75  -  Quantity   
• K1B8  -  KUSMI #1 Button Shellac (Caramel Amber) - 1/2 Lb  -  $18.60  -  Quantity   
• K1B4  -  KUSMI #1 Button Shellac (Caramel Amber) - 1/4 Lb  -  $9.95  -  Quantity   
• K1B5  -  KUSMI #1 Button Shellac (Caramel Amber) - 5 Lb  -  $166.25  -  Quantity   

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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)
  10/7/19 NEW CROP NOW shipping

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• SGB1  -  SUPER GOLDEN Kusmi Button Shellac - 1 Lb  -  $42.75  -  Quantity   
• SGB8  -  SUPER GOLDEN Kusmi Button Shellac - 1/2 Lb  -  $22.00  -  Quantity   
• SGB4  -  SUPER GOLDEN Kusmi Button Shellac - 1/4 Lb  -  $11.85  -  Quantity   
• SGB5  -  SUPER GOLDEN Kusmi Button Shellac - 5 Lb  -  $206.25  -  Quantity   

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Shellac Reducer - DENATURED ALCOHOL (Behkol) • UPS Only •
Shellac Reducer DENATURED ALCOHOL Shellac Solvent
BEHKOL DENATURED ALCOHOL

Mohawk Shellac Reducer / (Behlen Behkol),
a Denatured Alcohol Blend,
is formulated specifically to
dissolve shellac flakes 
and dilute or 'cut' liquid Shellacs.

See the Pound Cut Mixing Chart

Shellac Reducer (Behkol Denatured Alcohol) will make a shellac that has
a little more open
or 'working time', a good solvent choice in warmer weather
and when brushing larger areas such as woodwork.

  Also used to dissolve Behlen Aniline Dyes for use as an Alcohol Dye.
                SAVE $6.00 by the case of 6 = $10.90 per Qt.

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• M650-0056  -  Shellac Reducer/Denatured Alcohol - Qt. • UPS Only •  -  $11.90  -  Quantity   
• M650-0056.6  -  Case, 6 Qt. Denatured Alcohol / Behkol • UPS Only •  -  $65.40  -  Quantity   
• M650-0057  -  Shellac Reducer/Denatured Alcohol - Gal • UPS Only •  -  $38.50  -  Quantity   

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Select (190 proof) DENATURED ALCOHOL Quarts • UPS Only •
SELECT 190 Proof - DENATURED ALCOHOL
190 Proof Denatured Alcohol Shellac Solvent -
Selected specifically for dissolving shellac flake and reduce or dilute the 'pound cut' of liquid Shellac.

This 'High Test' Klean Strip GREEN DENATURED ALCOHOL is better for the environment,
biodegradable and contains no ozone depleting chemicals.
This 'green' formula is also an excellent Marine Stove or Alcohol Appliance Fuel.

       (Manufactured in Quarts Only)  -- Co-Op buying allows us to lower the price.
                                   Save $6.00 by the case, $8.59 ea.

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• SDA.1  -  Select (190 proof) DENATURED ALCOHOL Qt. • UPS Only •  -  $9.59  -  Quantity   
• SDA.6  -  Select (190 Proof) Case/6 Qt. Denatured Alcohol • UPS Only •  -  $51.54  -  Quantity   

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SHELLAC RETARDER - Qt. • UPS Only •
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SHELLAC RETARDER
- The HOT Weather additive.
Slows Shellac Drying, helps to eliminate brush marks, promotes a smooth surface,
and minimizes orange-peel or over-spray when spraying. 
When the shellac is drying too fast due to heat, low humidity, or excessive airflow,
add just enough shellac retarder to enable easy application and flow-out.
 Especially helpful in hot dry conditions or when air flow or drafts causes overly fast drying.
       Quart Bottle  ••• NOT for use with Lacquers.

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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

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Genuine OMEGA, made in Italy. 

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• VBSET.3  -  Brush, Lily Varnish, Set of 3 - 30, 50 & 80mm  -  $74.50 $67.05 - On SALE !  -  Quantity   
• VBSET.7  -  Brush, Lily Varnish, Set of all 7  -  $177.00 $159.30 - On SALE !  -  Quantity   
• VB2  -  Brush, Lily Varnisher's; 20 mm (.79 in.)  -  $14.50  -  Quantity   
• VB3  -  Brush, Lily Varnisher's; 30 mm (1.25 in.)  -  $15.50  -  Quantity   
• VB4  -  Brush, Lily Varnisher's; 40 mm (1.57 in.)  -  $18.50  -  Quantity   
• VB5  -  Brush, Lily Varnisher's; 50 mm (1.97 in.)  -  $23.50  -  Quantity   
• VB7  -  Brush, Lily Varnisher's; 70 mm (2.76 in.)  -  $28.50  -  Quantity   
• VB8  -  Brush, Lily Varnisher's; 80 mm (3.15 in.)  -  $35.50  -  Quantity   
• VB100  -  Brush, Lily Varnisher's; 100 mm (3.94 in.)  -  $41.00  -  Quantity   
• RVB18  -  Brush, Omega Ring Varnish #760, 18mm (11/16 Dia.)  -  $17.80  -  Quantity   
• RVB26  -  Brush, Omega Ring Varnish #760.6, 26mm (1 in. Dia.)  -  $23.00  -  Quantity   

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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

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• FCM20  -  Paper Paint Strainer Cones; MEDIUM - Pack of 20  -  $4.50  -  Quantity   
• PS-500M  -  Paper Paint Strainer Cones; MEDIUM - Pack of 8  -  $1.98  -  Quantity   
• FCF20  -  Paper Paint Strainer Cones; FINE - Pack of 20  -  $4.98  -  Quantity   
• FCF8  -  Paper Paint Strainer Cones; FINE - Pack of 8  -  $2.18  -  Quantity   

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Book, FRENCH POLISHING, Derek Jones
FRENCH POLISHING
Finishing and restoring using traditional techniques.

Derek Jones demystifies the process, demonstrating that
this finish is easier than most people think.
French polishing consists of laying down one thin coat of shellac
over another 
to produce a tough, high-gloss finish.

• Finishing and restoring using traditional techniques
• Well illustrated, over 150 Color Photos, and many highlighted ‘Pro Tips’

• Paperback • 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 • 112 pages

BFPDJ  -  $16.95 $14.95 - On SALE ! Quantity   

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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• FPB  -  FRENCH POLISHER'S HANDBOOK - Reprint  -  $16.00  -  Quantity   
• FPBO  -  FRENCH POLISHER'S Handbook, With Product Order  -  $14.95  -  Quantity   

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SEEDLAC is the least processed shellac. All other shellacs are made from this raw seedlac resin.

The insect feeds on the sap of the tree and secretes the Lac as a protective shell in which the female lay their eggs.
Seedlac is made from the branches that are covered by the Lac resin left by the lac bug, known as sticklac.
The sticklac is crushed to yield the seedlac.  The Seedlac is sieved to remove organic materials, washed and dried in open air.

BUTTON Shellac has toughness and mar resistance that makes it the preferred shellac for finishing floors,
interior woodwork and French polishing musical instruments.

Waxy Shellac: Wax content provides some flexibility & moisture resistance.
'Waxy' shellacs are a good choice when the finish will be shellac only.

Use a DEWAXED Shellac for a universal sealer / primer and as a transitional coating between dissimilar finishes.
Use a Dewaxed Shellac when the topcoat, for extra water & alcohol resistance, will be a varnish, lacquer or urethane.


The Story of Shellac
2004
by Zinsser Co., Inc.

In celebration of 155 years manufacturing shellac, Zinsser revised this booklet in 2004,
which was first published in 1913
and reprinted seventeen times throughout the years.

Index
 

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