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|Lacquer Retarder helps avoid Blushing caused by Cold Humid Wet Weather
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.
Orange Peel & Over-Spray,
Use Flash-Off Control Solvent
– The Hot Weather Additive.
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.
Finishing Classes / Workshops
For information on future seminars and classes
Please Email To:
Subject: Send Class Information
Include Your: Full Name, Mail Address, Phone #,
Note your specific area of intrest in finishing.
(new finishes, refinishig, antiques, instruments, etc.)
Some of the subjects Covered,
with a focus on Furniture Finishes:
• Understanding the Substrate
• Glue Selection and Finishing Problems
• Selectinng The Right Finish for the Project;
Shellac, Wax, Oils, Varnishes, Lacquers
• Specality Finishes & Lacquer Varieties
• Dyes Stains:
Waterborne & Traditional Oil Formulations
• Color Matching & Color Theory for the Fnisher
• Lighting – manage the laws of light to improve any finish
• Basic Finishing Schedules
Sealers, Topcoats, Finish Rub Out, Waxes
• Finish Application Methods and Advantages
• Brush & Spray Equipment Selection
• New Finishes, Refinishing, Restoration of Finishes
• Finish Touch-up and Damage Repair
• SHELLAC; Types, Varieties , Mixing, Blending, Application
Also, Half day Class
Developing a finishing schedule and color matching an existing finish.
Wood Finish Supply – Shellac.net – Merit Industries
an Authorized MOHAWK Distributor
Our Showroom is Now Open
New Location 2465 Second Street, Napa Ca
California State & Napa County COVID-19 – Update 6/15/22
Unvaccinated persons are
Requested to Wear a Mask Indoors
707-299-8016 or 707-391-4042 Monday – Friday
Online Web Orders will be shipped promptly via Mail or UPS
Wood Finish Supply – Shellac.net – Merit Industries
an Authorized MOHAWK Distributor
Thank You for your support, we appreciate your business
Ron, Pete & Shannon
Dewaxed Flake – BEIGE SHELLAC
light pale amber toned beige.
Click here to order: 2022 Crop Now Shipping
Dewaxed PLATINA Shellac
SUPER PALE, Extra Light Toned Platina Shellac,
Dewaxed PLATINA (Platinum) Blonde,
an excellent shellac choice to impart the least amount of tone
to woods such as Maple and Spruce.
Shelf Life & Storage of Dewaxed Flake: One Year+, Cool, Dark, Sealed from moisture.
CLICK here To Order PLATINA
#800 Electric BURN-IN KNIFE – 18 watt 120 Volt
The MERIT 800 Knife is a smaller handled,
light weight, professional Burn-In Knife,
excellent for delicate work. This 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!
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
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 $29.95 + shipping.
Shellac.net Wood Finish Supply & MERIT Industries
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.
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.
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)
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.
Ultra® Penetrating NGR (Non Grain Raising) DYE. Excellent fade & UV resistance.
Intermix to arrive at custom colors.
Reduce color intensity with NGR Reducer, Acetone, or Shellac Solvent Denatured Alcohol.
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
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”
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.
• 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.
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.
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
Professionally-Proven, Environmentally-Friendly Water Based Filler
• Easy application and clean-up • Non-toxic
• Non-flammable • Non-combustible
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Aqua Coat Clear Grain Filler, the secret to smooth finish on open pore
and coarse grain woods!
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
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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
2022 Production Shipping Now
Dewaxed Flake – BONA / MAROON Red / Brownish Toned
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