BLACK Shellac

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May 142016
 

“BLACK Shellac” ••  Yes! Black

Black waxy shellac is obtained from the by-products of seedlac, waxy shellac production and rosin. The color is all natural from the raw materials. No additional pigment is added.

• The first coat on Light toned woods has a Cordovan
     (Blue Red) Mahogany tone.

•• A second coat is Deeper and Dark Cordovan toned Black.
••• The third coat yields the BLACK!
       with a shadowed hint of DEEP Blackish-Purple.

Note: To obtain a Deep Rich Black on blond or light toned woods,
use a Black DYE on the bare wood to obtain optimum richness and depth of tone
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Shellac  Description & Price List

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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Paint Strainers – now available

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Sep 082012
 

Paint Strainers

Filter foreign matter or undissolved solid particles found in various stains or finish coatings (Shellac, varnish, lacquer, stains or paints).
Paper cone with a full flow mesh tip for faster performance and no wasted finish left in the strainer.

We like these paper cone strainers for filtering of Shellac solutions.
Shellac resin with more natural organic materials may clog these strainers if used for first filtering. The Seed, Button and Black shellacs benefit by filtering through layers of coarser Cheese Cloth first.

available: FC8 – Pack of 8   &    FC20 – Pack of 20

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French Polisher’s Handbook

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Apr 192011
 

French Polisher's Handbook

Facsimile Reprint of

The
French Polisher’s
Handbook

Circa 1910 London,
104 pages,  5.8 in. × 8.3 in.

A wealth of early information on
furniture polishing, gilding, bronzing, etc.


Web
Special – With any order – $15.95

CA, add 8.75% ($1.15) sales tax
NOW Shipping !

(This ‘Shop Copy’ is spiral bound to lay perfectly flat on the bench)
Place your order here: https://www.shellac.net/ReprintFPB.html

or
See:
INTERNATIONAL Orders — Post Paid Pricing
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THAI Seedlac

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Mar 202010
 

THAI Seedlac

THAI Seedlac yields rich warm Red amber tones, excellent for rosewoods, mahogany, redwood.
Intermix with other shellacs to impart reddish warm tones.
These coarse raw seeds remind me of crushed red brick.

Seedlacs are harvested from the “sticklac” by crushing and sieving to remove organic material leaving behind the “seed”.
The sieved lac is washed to remove insect parts and other soluble material, leaving the product we know as seedlac.
The prefix “seed” refers to the seed like pellet shape of this basic natural material from which all shellac is made.

Strain the liquid shellac through a paint filter or cheesecloth,
to remove any organic debris (proof this is an organic & natural product).

The natural colors of the seedlacs are result of the sap consumed by the lac insect and the season of harvest.

See all our seedlacs at:The Shellac Variety List

Shellac Care & Use Tips

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Jan 212010
 

FYI
A word about:
SHELLAC   —   “Packing” or “Blocking”

Dewaxed shellac flake when exposed to high heat tends to “block” or pack together in small, or occasionally, large chunks or ‘blocks’.

NOTE: Blocking is Not detrimental to the shellac flake.
If you leave a pound dewaxed flake under the weight of other supplies in a closed car trunk on a hot summer day the result can be a SOLID brick. (I won’t do that again!)

• Avoid blocking; store shellac flake Sealed Against Moisture in a Cool Dry location (under 70°F). If the flake blocks, wrap larger chunks in cloth or thick plastic sheeting, to keep them from flying all over the room, and reduce them to a manageable size with a hammer or dead blow mallet.

We try our best (importing via AIR) to give you only the finest flake and to avoid blocking. We however have little control if product sits in a delivery van or air container on a hot day.

More Hints:

Use a high-test denatured alcohol around 10 % denaturants or less. If the label does not say, the MSDS sheet for the brand will have the mixture percentages.  A 190 Proof Denatured Alcohol has 5% denaturant.

• A warm environment will aid the alcohol in dissolving flake.
NEVER
place alcohol or shellac on or near any source of heat.

• In a cooler room set the lidded bottle of dissolving shellac flake in a container of Hot (not boiling) water to aid in dissolving. You can pulverize buttons and flake in a coffee grinder or in a blender to speed dissolving.

• Strain the working shellac solution through layers of cloth to remove any particles of dirt or organic material.

• Evaluate flake color when in liquid, variation in flake thickness from production batches can make a thinner flake look lighter in tone. Slight seasonal variations do occur in a natural product but they will be within the laboratory acceptable color range.

• Blending Flake Colors or Tones
For repeatable results, inter mix or blend shellac colors only in liquid form.

Print friendly PDF version: Shellac Flake Care
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