Aug 242019
 

 


Shellac.net Wood Finish Supply
& MERIT Industries
An Authorized Mohawk Distributor
2325 #A First Street, Napa CA 94559
We are (most of the time) Open 5 days .. 10:00 to 5:00

&  Saturdays – by Appointment.

707-226-3623

We invite you to stop by our showroom when you’re in the Napa area.
We are located in the Olive Tan & Cream White building on the east of Bell Signs
& at the rear of our off street parking.
First Street is a One Way Street going West.

Shellac.net Wood Finish Supply – Location Map

From Hwy 29 take the First Street off ramp and go south one short block
& turn Left / East on Second Street one block.
turn left at Seymour for one block and turn left again onto First street.
Parking left (east) side of the building & on the street.

Note: The intersection closest to us @ First St.
and California off of Hwy 29
is under construction
to install a roundabout –
Expected to take 18-24 months
– Just Follow The DETOUR Signs

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


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


 

Jul 222019
 

Shellac.net Wood Finish SupplyH. BEHLEN FinishingAn 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 @ behlensupply.com

Many H.Behlen Products are still available,
If the Behlen product # is showing in our online catalog.
Co-branded items will show the Behlen product # in the description.

For information or questions,
Please Phone the support number: 707-391-4042



 

Jun 302019
 

H. BEHLEN Finishing
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,
Please See:
Clear the Tube Before Using an Aerosol

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


Moving Rubber Bands as Clamps

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Mar 232019
 

Large Moving HD Rubber Bands as Clamps
A creative “outside the box” application of Large Rubber Bands
designed to secure moving blankets.
from Jay Rosen —  www.Facebook.com/NorthCoastFIX

I purchased these “heavy duty rubber bands”
to secure moving blankets around furniture.

I use them for all types of projects.
Especially helpful for gluing up odd shaped items.
Easier than a strap clamp.
Good compression.
Chair glue-ups, edge veneering, and similar.

For a simple item, they are super helpful.!

Jay, Thanks  for sharing.

Find the HEAVY DUTY RUBBER BANDS @: https://www.shellac.net/moving-packing.html#2373


 

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.


Special • SUPER PALE PLATINA

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Jan 082019
 

JUST ARRIVEDPhotos Coming Soon


Dewaxed SUPER PALE PLATINA Shellac
Extra Light toned, (lighter than Platina)

SUPER PALE, Extra Light Toned Platina Shellac,
PALE Transparent.

SUPER PALE Platina (Platinum) Blonde,
is the best shellac variety
if you want 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.
     Note: There is Limited Stock of this SPECIAL Production.

To Order Page

7 Questions, Facts & Myths about Shellac for Wood Finishing

 Product Data Sheets, Shellac Flakes, Wood Finishing Tricks  Comments Off on 7 Questions, Facts & Myths about Shellac for Wood Finishing
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 H. Behlen’s De-Waxer 741, 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
Behlen 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


NEW CROP – Bysakhi Button Shellac

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May 082017
 

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 



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 ! Behlen Waterborne Rockhard™ Brushing Varnish

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May 082016
 

H. Behlen Waterborne Rockhard™ Brushing Varnish

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!

B603-21606 __ Semi-Gloss (Sealer & build coats)
B603-21406 __ Satin
B603-21206 __ Flatt


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

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Wood Touch-Up & Repair DVD

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Aug 202019
 

This MOHAWK DVD is designed to teach
the most up-to-date wood finishing and repair methods
in the industry.
Beginners in finish repair and the professional touch-up technician
will find this a valuable tool for learning
and reviewing the latest in furniture service procedures.

“Better than any book for the subjects covered!”
“It’s Packed with useful information we can use for our repairs”

Recommended for any wood finisher !
We are making this valuable resource available for $9.00
To Purchase See:
More DVD info & details

Lighting for Wood Finishing

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Mar 272019
 

Proper use of Light will Improve your Finish

& enable you to really SEE what you are looking at.

Lighting for shop work and finish room areas, and its correct use,
is important for obtaining high quality good looking finishes.

Lighting and Color

With translucent & clear furniture finishes light travels through all the finish layers and is reflected off the wood or substrate. The ‘Observed Finish Color’ is a combination of all the color tones in the various finish stain & dye layers combined with the wood color.

wood finish diagram
Finish Diagram of Clear or Translucent Furniture Finishes
Light travels through all the finish layers.
The Finish color is a combination of all
the colors in the various finish layers
combined with the wood color.

When studying a color we notice that its hue will vary depending on illumination and its surroundings. Illumination changes the color hue of an object due to the color available in the light source. Color is the product of wavelengths that are either absorbed or reflected by the surface of an object.
see: Color Theory and color mixing for the woodworker.

The hue appears to alter according to a colors surroundings. Our retina is affected by these wavelengths and the stimuli are communicated to the cortex, that part of the brain that enables us to distinguish one shade from another.

Light bulbs are available in:
1 – Warm white or soft white (2700-3600 °K)
2 – Cool white (3800 -4800°K )
3 – Daylight or Full Spectrum designations (5000°K) or higher.
The color spectrum output of a bulb is rated in Kelvin° color temperature (has nothing to do with the heat a bulb produces). Full Spectrum Daylight bulbs for incandescent and compact or linear fluorescent are available in a range of wattages and styles.

You need the entire color spectrum in your light source to evaluate or match stain and finish colors accurately. Full Spectrum Daylight Bulbs with a high CRI (color rendering index) are a must. Better daylight bulbs will list the CRI on the package, the higher the number the better. A CRI above 85 is good for shop use. Bulbs rated above 95 are expensive and are not needed for wood finishing.

The very best light for critical color matching work is natural daylight (out of direct sun glare).

SEE what you look at !

Proper use of lighting will automatically improve your finish quality.
When you can really see what is happening the finishing process is easier.

Now you have the right light to see color – Correct use will enable critical evaluation of the surface condition prior and during the finishing process.

Fluorescent lighting (Cool White or Daylight bulbs only) is fine for ambient lighting or general work area illumination. Avoid using warm white or soft white bulbs they bathe everything in a yellowish light. The shadow-less lighting produced by fluorescent bulbs tends to hide surface defects.

Inspection Lighting:

A shadow producing light source is necessary to see that a surface is free of any unwanted defects.

Use incandescent bulbs in a reflector for inspection lighting in:
1, surface prep areas (sanding, dying staining)
2, finishing areas
3, final rub-out, waxing or polishing.

Arrange inspection lighting so that the light is aimed at the work and toward the operator so that any defect is accentuated by the shadow or reflection it produces. When you can easily see: scratches from sanding, glue smears, minor dents, brush marks, finish drips, runs, curtains or sags, and polishing or rub out marks it will be much easier to achieve the desired, defect free, finish look.

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