Dewaxed PLATINA SHELLAC (Super Transparent)
Dewaxed Flake - PLATINA • PLATINUM BLONDE 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.
The New 2021 Crop Now Shipping (an especially nice product)
Dewaxed SUPER BLONDE Shellac (VERY LIGHT Pale)
Dewaxed Flake - SUPER BLONDE SHELLAC
VERY Light Pale Transparent shellac
with a slight warm golden amber tone.
Dewaxed BLONDE SHELLAC (Light Pale)
Dewaxed Flake - BLONDE SHELLAC
Light Blonde Pale
Yellow Amber toned.
the Flake looks darker than the Mixed Shellac
Dewaxed BEIGE Shellac (Neutral Blonde)
Dewaxed Flake - BEIGE SHELLAC (Neutral Blonde)
Just Arrived 2/25/2021
Now Shipping -- New 2021 Crop
Pale NEUTRAL Blonde,
light pale amber toned beige.
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 GARNET Shellac
Dewaxed Flake - GARNET Shellac
Deep Rich Brown-Red cast flake shellac.
Excellent tone for use on Cherry, Mahogany
and Rosewood, antiques furniture reproductions,
and for French polishing guitars.
DENATURED Alcohol, BEHKOL / Shellac Reducer UPS Only
DENATURED ALCOHOL Shellac Solvent / Reducer
DENATURED Alcohol, Mohawk Shellac Reducer / (Behlen Behkol B650-2816),
is formulated specifically to dissolve shellac flakes,
and dilute or 'cut' liquid Shellacs.
See the: Shellac 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 for mixing your own shellac
Also used to dissolve Behlen & alcohol Aniline Dyes when used as an Alcohol Dye.
Note: The 5 Gallon pails are Pick-Up or North Bay and Bay area delivery Only.
Call to arrange details.
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.
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.
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.
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 Dewaxed Shellac when the topcoat, for extra water & alcohol resistance, will be a varnish, lacquer or urethane.
The Story of Shellac
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.