Summer Fall PINT SALE
Limited to stock on hand – all Pints $6.50 ea.
New Link to: H. Behlen Finishing Products Index:
We have been working to update our site @ Shellac.net Wood Finish Supply
for improved indexing and navigation. Feedback or suggestions are welcome.
MULTIPLE ITEM ADD TO CART Feature —
Hopefully a frustration reduction feature (for products with a variety of colors)
allows selection of several colors and different quantities of each & then,
Click on the “add to cart” button. This will eliminate the ‘back and forth’
to the shopping cart when ordering several colors of the same item.
See Example @ BEHLEN Fill-Sticks
WE STOCK THE ENTIRE
WOOD FINISHING PRODUCTS CATALOG
H.BEHLEN Products have a new Master Listing and pages indexed by product category. The new layout incorporates the multiple add to cart feature.
The item quantities may also be adjusted in the shopping cart screen if desired.
NOT A WOOD FINISH but we are interested in preserving and protecting trees that could become beautiful furniture or wood turning timber. This is why we offer Eco-Orchard Paint used by California Certified Organic Farmer members.
Introducing new Eco-Orchard Paint!
Reflective White Natural Sun Block for Tree Trunks
Fruit growers have long seen a need to protect tree trunks from the scalding sun.
During the heat of the day, trunks can expand, and then contract overnight in the cooler air, sometimes splitting the bark and damaging the tree.
A solution to this is to paint the tree trunks white to reflect the sun.
Sounds easy enough, but organic farmers, in particular, have had a hard time finding the right product to use that will safely comply with the stringent regulations placed on them, and at the same time be durable, long lasting and not wear down when it rains.
Eco-Orchard Paint is a newly formulated,all natural milk paint coating.
Old Fashioned Milk Paint company is happy to announce our Business Partnership with CCOF- California Certified Organic Farmers.
Eco-Orchard Paint provides an effective,
ecologically safe solution for preventing sunscald, not only on organic farms, but for anyone interested in protecting their trees in the safest way possible.
Available in powder form to mix with water.
(Ships via Priority Mail, & no handling or packing fees added)
Eco-Orchard Sun Block Paint available in:
• Pints … 13.95
• Quarts … 20.95
• Gallons … 49.95
Click link above to view in shopping cart
2325 #A First Street, Napa CA 94559
We are (most of the time) Open 5 days .. 10:00 to 5:00
& Saturdays – by Appointment.
We invite you to stop by our showroom when you’re in the Napa area.
We are located in the Olive Tan & Yellow building on the east of Bell Signs
& at the rear of our off street parking.
First Street is a One Way Street going West.
From Hwy 29 take the First Street off ramp and go south one short block
& turn East on Second Street one block
turn left at Seymour for one block and turn left again onto First street.
Varieties of shellac resin differ primarily in color as well as properties.
The type of tree, climate conditions, the region where harvested, and the time of year harvested all play a role
in determining the different colors and shellac varieties.
Handmade Button Shellac is produced by placing Seedlac into a long narrow cloth bag and heating with a charcoal fire.
One end of the bag is attached to a windless and is gradually twisted.
The heat from the charcoal fire melts the seedlac which is forced through the cloth by pressure.
The molten lac is scraped off and placed onto metal sheets and left to dry.
The making of Lac buttons requires considerable manual skill and long experience.
Professionally-Proven, Environmentally-Friendly Water Based Filler
• Easy application and clean-up • Non-toxic
• Non-flammable • Non-combustible
Click Here for More Information:
Aqua Coat Clear Grain Filler, the secret to smooth finish on open pore
and coarse grain woods!
Ruby shellac is a good choice to enhance the tone of
Cherry, Rosewood, Mahogany and to intermix with other shellac
to add a rich warmth to any finish.
The NEW Waterborne Brushing Varnish is a high quality, non-yellowing acrylic / urethane top coat that provides a beautiful finish that will enhance the beauty of wood projects. Rockhard™ Waterborne Brushing Varnish is low odor, fast drying and low VOC. It is easy to apply and has excellent leveling properties. It is a high solids, self-sealing finish that provides faster build withfewer coats for superior results. Available in semi-gloss, satin, & flatt sheens.
Rockhard™ Waterborne Brushing Varnish Highlights:
• Urethane / Acrylic blend
• Low odor
• Easy to use
• Can be applied with brush
• Dries quickly
• High solids
• Excellent leveling properties!
New DEEP RED Aerosol B104-1203
is used on guitars, stringed, and percussion instruments.
Use to tone edges or create a solid opaque Red color with a few more coats.
See: Guitar Toners
Finishing and restoring using traditional techniques
“There has been much written on French polishing, never has an offering been so well illustrated — it is complete and well done, you will find it a valuable reference.
We more than recommend this book, if you have any interest in learning about
French polishing or improving your craft, BUY THIS BOOK !“
Get the inside story from a hands-on pro. You can easily master all aspects of French polishing with this complete guide with all the must-know details, including:
Finishing and restoring using traditional techniques
• ISBN: 9781621136729 • Paperback • 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 • 112 pages
• well illustrated, over 150 color photos, & many highlighted ‘Pro Tips’
To Purchase See: Shellac Variety & Price Listing
New Name (says what it delivers) with the same Great Features!
Buffcote Aerosol now called Smooth Coat Lacquer (aka Waxing Lacquer)
Smooth Coat Lacquer has 3 attributes that make it one
of the best, if not the best, aerosol for applying a Final Topcoat finish
on small to medium sized projects.
1. The solids content are over 15%, well above the average aerosol.
As a result, Smooth Coat builds surprisingly quickly for an aerosol.
2. A Fan spray head creates a wide spray pattern and delivers the lacquer at a high rate.
The Special Spray head and high solids facilitate a fast build, easy to apply finish.
3. Smooth Coat contains a special wax formulation sheered into the lacquer.
Smooth Coat’s formulation allows the lacquer to flow, and level exceptionally well.
No actual rubbing needed,
just the look and feel of a hand rubbed and waxed finish.
Using BEHLEN Smooth Coat™
Smooth Coat Aerosol Lacquer builds quickly and feels silky smooth.
The additive dries as part of the finish resulting in a topcoat film, right out of the can,
that feels and looks like it has been hand rubbed and wax polished.
USE a GOOD Shellac Solvent for making your own shellac ‘Seal Coat’ finish.
A ‘denaturant’ is added to Ethanol Alcohol (a drinkable spirit) to make it unfit for consumption.
The original denaturant was Methanol Alcohol.
The term ‘methylated spirit’ is still sometimes used referring to Denatured Alcohol. ——–
Unfortunately NOT all Denatured Alcohols are equal and there is no purity standard for ethanol content to be labeled “Denatured Alcohol”. High test, 190 proof (5% denaturents), Denatured Alcohol is preferred as a Shellac flake solvent.
It is next to impossible to find a 190 proof alcohol at the ‘big box’ home improvement or hardware stores. Many brands have as little as 50-60% Ethanol – and the balance cheaper alcohols and denaturing solvents.
Recently I went in search of high test Denatured. Out of ten paint, hardware and home improvement stores – only the local Sherwin Williams paint store had 190 Proof. The Material Safety Data Sheet will list the ingredient percentages of the product (most cans do not).
A 190 Proof Denatured Alcohol is operator and earth, ‘Green’, friendly.
“Klean-Strip Green” is one retail brand of ‘190’ Proof Denatured Alcohol.
If you find a 190 proof Denatured Alcohol, buy locally and save on shipping.
We ship Alcohol in quarts to avoid costly flammable shipping charges.
Available from Shellac.net —
•• Select 190 proof Denatured Alcohol Shellac Flake Solvent
– excellent for padding and french polishing.
•• ‘Behkol Alcohol’ (Denatured Alcohol) is formulated by BEHLEN specifically to dissolve shellac flakes and dilute or ‘cut’ liquid Shellacs. Behkol will make a shellac that has a little more open and working time.
Shop Note: By using a known Denatured Alcohol proof or purity and settling on a brand you will have more predictable results by eliminating one finishing variable.
We adjust for weather and heat conditions by adding SHELLAC Retarder (not lacquer retarder).
When the shellac is drying too fast due to heat, low humidity, or excessive airflow, add just enough retarder to enable easy application.
When spraying, shellac retarder will help eliminate over-spray and orange-peel.
Avoid over-use of the retarder. Keep in mind that use of the retarder will require longer drying times between coats of shellac.
• 100% White Cotton T-Shirt material.
• Approximately 18″ by 18″ pieces
• Washed • ABSORBENT
• NO Seams • NO Stitching • NO Labels
NEW SELECT T-Shirt Material mill ends,
washed 100% cotton (no blends).
The ideal cloth for fine finish stain & dye application, stain wiping operations. No Seams or Stitching make the cloth ideal for waxing and polishing.
Made from the same soft heavyweight cotton used in premium t-shirts. Extremely low lint, washed and ready to use right out of the bag.