COVID-19 Update – 6/15/21

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Aug 282021
 

Our showroom is now open
Our new Location 2465 Second Street, Napa Ca

Napa County COVID-19 – 6/15/21 Guidelines
Please Wear a Face Covering
 707-299-8016 or 707-391-4042 Monday – Saturday

Your On-line Web Orders will be shipped promptly via Mail or UPS
Wood Finish Supply – Shellac.netMerit Industries
an Authorized MOHAWK Distributor

Thank You for your support, we appreciate your business
Ron, Pete & Shannon


New Item – MERIT 800 Burn-In Knife

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Mar 282021
 

#800 Electric BURN-IN KNIFE 18 watt 120 Volt
Electric Burn In Knife
The MERIT 800 Knife is a smaller handled,
light weight, professional Burn-In Knife,
excellent for delicate work. T
his 120 Volt Knife features a 6 foot 2-wire neoprene
power cord and includes a wire support sand.
The mica-insulated nichrome heating element provides steady temperature and long element life
The 18 watts develops an ample temperature of 750°f.
Our lighter weight knife is designed with a smaller handle, for ease of control.
The 800 knife is excellent for delicate or small repairs, especially in confined areas. – Our Favorite Electric Knife!

See more information and 800 Burn-In Kits Here


Feb 112021
 

Shellac.net Wood Finish SupplyAn Authorized Mohawk Distributor

As of June 1st 2019 the H.Behlen Finishing Products
were transitioned
to the Mohawk Finishing label.

Not every product was included in the transition,
in that there are good Mohawk
equivalents for those items.

Products that have been made using the same formula for years
will be co-labeled with both Behlen & Mohawk Product numbers.
Many products are the exactly the SAME and others have an exact match in the Mohawk brand.

See our online catalog @ mohawakfinishsupply.com

Some H.Behlen Products are still available,
Co-branded items will show the Behlen product # in the description.
For information or questions,
Please Phone our support line: 707-391-4042



 

Behlen Formula QUALASOLE – NOW SHIPPING

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Jan 182021
 

Original BEHLEN QUALASOLE™
Behlen B611-00016   •   Mohawk M638-22706

        YES !  (back by popular demand).
By special order and production QUALASOLE™
will soon be
available
sporting the Mohawk and Behlen logos and product numbers.

The original BEHLEN QUALASOLE™ is an exclusive product,
manufactured expressly for Wood Finish Supply / Shellac.net
 > > >  IN STOCK & Shipping Now

To The Order Page: QUALASOLE™ is available in quart bottles,
priced at $27.95 + shipping.

Read the application information from the 1944 Behlen Book
“The Art of Wood Finishing”


Sep 212020
 

Shellac.net Wood Finish Supply & MERIT Industries
Mohawkfinishsupply.com
Authorized Mohawk Distributor
NEW Location,  2465 Second Street, Napa CA 94559
We are (most of the time) Open 5 days .. 8:00 am to 4:00
pm
&  Saturdays – by Appointment.

 707-299-8016
Please stop by our NEW showroom when you’re in the Napa area.
From Hwy 29 Take The First Street off-ramp, Right on California (one Block)
and Right on Second Street. 2465 is the Green building at the end of Second Street.
Location Map 2465 2nd St. Napa
New Access:
take the First Street exit from Hwy 29
at the Roundabout,
RIGHT on California (One block)
& RIGHT on Second St.
(From downtown take 2nd St. west to the end)

See: Shellac.net  Variety Listing
To: MOHAWK, H.BEHLEN & Select Finishing Materials
To: MERIT Industries products index


Bysakhi Button Shellac

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Jan 202020
 

Bysakhi Button Shellac Now Shipping


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.

Listing: Bysakhi Button Shellac 



Jul 242019
 

Ultra Penetrating NGR DYE – JET BLACK
The beautiful deep JET BLACK Dye (Behlen Formula)

is back in production and SHIPPING.

Available here:  in Pints, Quarts, Gallons

Ultra® Penetrating NGR (Non Grain Raising) DYE. Excellent fade & UV resistance.
Intermix to arrive at custom colors.
Reduce color intensity with Shellac Solvent Denatured Alcohol.

    See: NGR (Non Grain Raising) Dye application & use information


 

Jun 302019
 

H BEHLEN

Aerosol Musts
Please Read: Get Top Results from your Aerosols

Storage for use: 65° F – 85° F.  – Store Out of the direct sun.

Shake Well before each use.

To Understand How Important shaking and clearing the tube is

For New Cans:
Shake Well 2 Minutes: especially Colored lacquers, Stains, Glazes,
Clear Aerosols; Semi-Gloss, Satin, Matt, Flatt, Dead Flatt


Mar 092019
 

DVD de retoque y reparación de madera
Wood Touch Up & Repair DVD
– SPANISH

El sistema de entrenamiento iteractivo de
Mohawk está diseñado para entrenarlo a Ud.
a hacer retoques y arreglos sobre productos
de madera haciendo uso de las técnicas más
avanzadas que existen al respecto en esta industria.
Este video interactivo incluye instrucciones
sobre las siguientes áreas:
• El análisis del daño  • El relleno de los daños
• El reemplazo de colores 
• El reemplazo de las vetas
• La aplicación por puntos de um acabado

• El ajuste del brillo  • La eliminación de rayas
• El cuidado del acabado 
• …Y muchas más
“Este es un excelente DVD para el aprendizaje de reparaciones de acabado de madera”

Comprar el DVD


Mar 072019
 

Solving Common Wood Finishing Problems
(Recommended reading for all finishers)

Regardless of your finish of choice, water or solvent based, both modern and
traditional coatings require many of the same considerations for application success.

First:
• Select a recommended finish to meet the project requirements.
•  Read The Directions.
Most finishes work best at around 72°F and a humidity of 4o% or less.

•  Follow the manufactuers guidelines.
Finish drying and curing depend on temperature, humidity and air flow.

So far there is Not a finish material
that says it will dry faster if you are in a hurry!

Creating a Fine Finish, by brush or spray, requires attention to many factors
including environment, finish material, selection of spray or brush equipment, and more.

Read through this entire document so you can spot finish problems
before or as they arise.

This self help problem solving guide identifies the source and the fix for many issues that can prevent the achievement of a perfect finish.


7 Questions about Shellac for Wood Finishing

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Dec 212018
 

1 – Q: Shellac is an old-fashioned, outdated finish.

A: No, Shellac is all natural, organic, child safe. Shellac has more modern features
and ‘green’ benefits
than any other wood finish in the world.

2 – Q: Shellac turns ugly and dark as it ages.

A: Shellac is naturally UV-resistant and does not yellow or darken with age.
The dark shellac seen in older homes is a less-refined version
that was naturally dark,
or was tinted by finishers when dark wood colors
were popular in the early 20th century.

3 – Q: Is shellac made from bugs or bug droppings?

A: No, Shellac is a resin secreted from the tree sap by the lac insect to form a cocoon,
much like a silk worm.
It takes about 100,000 lac bugs to make 1 lb. of shellac resin.

4 – Q: Does a shellac finish turn white when water touches it?

A: A properly applied shellac finish is remarkably water-resistant and, in most cases, will stay clear after hours of exposure to water, making it a great finish for most interior surfaces, including woodwork, trim, doors, cabinets, paneling, furniture, and for floors, Button Shellac (yes, floors!)

5 – Q: Is Shellac brittle or easily scratched?

A: Shellac is a tough, durable finish that is less brittle than lacquer and is not easily scratched. The process of making Button shellac yields a tougher resin. Unlike polyurethanes, a damaged shellac finish can be easily touched up or renewed
by brushing on another thin coat.

6 – Q: Is Shellac compatible with other finishes?

A: Shellac will adhere tenaciously when applied over almost any other type of clean,
wax free, and oil free finish.

(To assure a clean surface, especially on older grimy surfaces, use a wood cleaner like
Mohawk Wax Wash, to avoid possible stains or damage from water based cleaners.)

To seal wood before applying polyurethane or
other finishes,
Bulls Eye® SealCoat™ is a shellac-based
universal sanding sealer that is 100% wax-free.

For refurbishing a worn finish, a SealCoat makes an excellent transitional coating or bonding coat between an unknown coating and a new topcoat.
Note: (Regular shellac may not be compatible as a sealer under certain polyurethanes, as they contain small amounts of natural wax.)

7 – Q: Can I make a Shellac SealCoat?

A: Yes a ‘SealCoat’ is a DEWAXED Shellac Resin dissolved in
Mohawk Shellac Reducer / Behkol or a 190 Proof Denatured Alcohol.
With a wide color variety of Dewaxed Shellac Flakes, you can make your own
universal sanding sealer in a range of light to deep tones to match your project.


 

Eco-Orchard Paint

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Feb 242018
 

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


CLEAR WOOD GRAIN FILLER

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Mar 182017
 

NOW AVAILABLE

Aqua Coat logo

Aqua Coat CLEAR WOOD GRAIN
& Pore FILLER

AQUA COAT Clear Wood Grain Filler

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!
Available Here:

 

New Book – French Polishing

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Aug 252013
 

FRENCH POLISHING

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:

  • frenchpolishingbookTechniques for applying layers of shellac to achieve a warm glow
  • Step-by-step instructions for restoring an old finish to its former beauty
  • Properly preparing the wood surface before beginning
  • Choosing the right products and materials to do the job
  • Solving the most common problems woodworkers encounter
  • Tips for getting flawless results every time

French Polishing
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

•••••

ADJUST LACQUERS for Weather Conditions

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Sep 042021
 

Getting the most from your Lacquer Finishes

When & Why To Use
Flash-Off™ Control Solvent & Lacquer Blush Retarder

Use Lacquer Retarder
to avoid Blushing –

  Lacquer retarder is used to help eliminate “blushing”, the white foggy look caused
by HIGH humidity or rainy and cool/cold weather. This blush sometimes is only observed in areas where the build of the coating is thicker such as bull-nosed edges.
  Blush retarder keeps the finish wet longer allowing the trapped moisture to escape the coating. Another advantage is an even flow of the lacquer.

To Eliminate Orange Peel
& Over-Spray,
Use Flash-Off Control Solvent

  The Hot Weather Additive.

Generally,
  Blush Retarder Is Overused.
In cases of orange peel or overspray,
Flash-Off Control Solvent is the best choice to solve the problem.Flash-Off Control is used to improve the flow of lacquers and lacquer sealers without slowing the overall drying time.
The addition of a few ounces of Flash-Off Solvent per gallon of lacquer will solve orange peel and overspray roughness.
Flash-Off Control Solvent will improve flow and yield overall film smoothness.

 

 

Flash-Off Control Solvent Use:
   Add 3 to 5 ounces, Flash-OFF per gallon,
to Mohawk air dry nitrocellulose,
pre-catalyzed and post-catalyzed lacquer coatings. More Flash-Off may be added,
up to10% by volume if needed, but that will increase dry time.

Do Not add Flash Off Control to water base lacquers or conversion varnishes.
(NOT for use with Shellac)

About Lacquer Thinners:
Avoid Overuse of Lacquer Thinner
   Most lacquers come ready to spray. This includes Pre & Post Catalyzed, Air Dry, Instrument & Piano lacquers. If the spray gun is set properly, add Lacquer Thinner only as absolutely necessary to achieve a proper spray pattern. Adding more thinner does not help the flow-out or drying time.

Control lacquer flow-out with Flash-Off Control Solvent. If blushing is the problem, use a small percentage of blush retarder.

   Lacquer solids generally are somewhere between 20% – 25% solids and formulated
to be, Air Quality VOC’s (volatile organic compounds / smog pre-cursers), compliant as labeled. Adding thinner will result in a
non-compliant coating. Excess thinner or reducer results in a thinner coat of finish,
thus requiring additional coats to achieve the required appearance and enough thickness to provide a protective coating.

 

NEW – Dewaxed Flake – BONA / MAROON

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Jun 082021
 

SHIPPING NOW
Dewaxed FlakeBONA / MAROON Red / Brownish Toned
BONA Maroon / Ruby

Use BONA / MAROON on Mahogany, Cherry, Rosewood,
and similar toned woods to enhance the warm tones.
An excellent tone for finishing antiques or to make a
Dewaxed SEALCOAT primer / under-coater or transitional coating between dissimilar finish materials.

Intermix the liquid BONA / Maroon with other liquid shellacs
to adjust color to create a variety of warm rich tones.
    (Maroon is sometimes sold as Garnet)
 Click To See: Shellac Variety Listing


 

The Great Properties of SHELLAC

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Apr 182021
 

Shellac’s Great Properties

From The:
Zinsser booklet revised 2004, first published in 1913
and reprinted seventeen times throughout the years
.
Shellac has such remarkable properties that if it were just recently discovered,
it would be hailed as the miracle finish of the 21st century.

  • All-natural –

Shellac is an all-natural resin that is harvested regularly
and is, therefore, a renewable resource.

  • Mild alcohol odor –

Shellac is dissolved in denatured ethyl alcohol. It has a mild,
antiseptic odor that dissipates quickly as the product dries.

  • Easy to use –

Shellac is user-friendly and virtually goof-proof.
It can be applied with a brush, pad, sprayer or wiping cloth.

  • Super-fast dry time –

Shellac dries to the touch in MINUTES and, in most cases,
can be sanded or recoated in little more than half an hour.

  • Cold temperature application –

Unlike other finishes, shellac can be applied in cold temperatures
(40° F. and below)
without concern over proper drying and curing.

  • Non-toxic / hypoallergenic –

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has certified shellac
as a protective glaze for candy and pharmaceuticals.

  • Non-yellowing / non-darkening –

Shellac is UV-resistant and will not yellow
or darken with age, unlike oil-base finishes.

  • Enhances the beauty of wood grain –

Shellac brings out the rich warmth of wood grain.
Finished surfaces look soft and natural,
not plastic-coated.

  • Sticks to glossy surfaces and finishes –

Shellac is prized by everyone who uses it for its incredible adhesion.
It will stick to just about anything.

  • Dried film is impervious to odors –

Two or more coats of shellac will seal in any kind of odor
in any type of porous surface.

  • Stain sealer –

Shellac is one of the world’s most effective stain and knot sealers,
another reason why we use it to make B-I-N® Primer-Sealer.

  • Easy to touch up and recoat –

Unlike other finishes, shellac can be easily touched up if it is scratched or worn; a new coat of shellac melts itself into the existing coat.

  • Easy to clean up or remove

Shellac is dissolved by household ammonia as well as alcohol,
making it very easy to clean brushes and other tools.

&
Best of all, a shellac finish looks great!
Shellac imparts a clear, hard film with a high gloss
that can be buffed to a glowing, velvety sheen.

Shellac in liquid and aerosol form is still the craftsman’s choice
as a finish for woodwork and as a protective sealer for countless uses.


Shellac.net Wood Finish Supply  •  MeritIndustries.com
Authorized Mohawk Distributor

To: Shellac Variety Listing



Common Shellac Myths

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Apr 182021
 

Common Shellac Myths

From The:
Zinsser booklet revised 2004, first published in1913 and reprinted seventeen times throughout the years.

Myth:
Shellac is made from bugs or bug droppings.

FACT:
Shellac is a resin secreted by the lac insect

to form a cocoon, much like a silk worm.
It takes about 100,000 lac bugs to make
1 lb. of shellac resin.

Myth:
A shellac finish turns white
when water touches it.

FACT:
Fresh shellac is remarkably water-resistant

and, in most cases, will stay clear after hours
of exposure to water, making it a great finish
for most interior surfaces, including woodwork, trim,
doors, cabinets, paneling, floors
(yes, floors!) and furniture.

Myth:
Shellac scratches easily and is very brittle.

FACT:
Shellac is a durable finish that is much less brittle than lacquer and does not scratch as easily. Unlike polyurethane, a damaged shellac finish can be easily touched up or renewed by applying another coat.

Myth:
Shellac turns an ugly dark color as it ages.

FACT:
Shellac is UV-resistant and does not yellow or darken with age. The dark shellac that people see in older homes is a less-refined version of shellac that either was naturally dark or was tinted by contractors when dark wood colors were preferred in the early 20th century.

Myth:
Shellac is incompatible with other finishes.

FACT:
Shellac will adhere tenaciously when applied over almost any other type of finish. When used as a sealer under certain polyurethanes, regular shellac may not be compatible because it contains a small amount of natural wax. To seal wood before applying polyurethane and other finishes, Zinsser developed Bulls Eye® SealCoat™ a shellac-base universal sealer that is 100% wax-free.

Myth:
Shellac is an old-fashioned, outdated finish.

FACT:
Shellac has more modern features and benefits
than any other wood finish in the world.


See: Shellac Variety Listing

Shellac.net Wood Finish Supply  •  MeritIndustries.com
Authorized Mohawk Distributor