Finishing Classes / Workshops

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Dec 052022
 

Finishing Classes / Workshops
Napa California

For information on future seminars and classes
Please Email To:
wfs@mcn.org
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.netMerit Industries
an Authorized MOHAWK Distributor



French Polishing

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Nov 012022
 

French Polishing —

French Polishing is the name given to the process of coating wood with a solution of shellac dissolved in alcohol, using a “rubber” made of rag and cotton wool instead of with a brush. The alcohol evaporates, leaving the shellac deposited upon the wood.
When applied correctly it
produces what is possibly the finest looking finish for furniture. Shellac was first introduced into Europe about the 16th Century, but the term FRENCH POLISH was not used until about 1820, when the process was developed by a French cabinet maker.

The 4-page PDF Guide to French Polishing

Jethwa Button Shellac

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Oct 012022
 

Back In Stock!

JETHWA Button Lac

an early crop button produced of seedlac
harvested from the Beri tree.

Jethwa Button is a Caramel Amber shellac with a reddish tint,
The Jethwa tone is slightly richer than the Kusmi #1 Button,
it is not as dark as the Kusmi #2 button.

Shellac.netShellac Variety Listing•••••

New – Dewaxed Flake – BONA / MAROON

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Mar 052022
 

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


 

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

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Authorized Mohawk Distributor



 

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