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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cowracer Stunning looks, easy to work with
I am building a small cabin on our lake lot, and my interior is finished with knotty pine tongue & groove boards. I wanted a nice, warm finish on the wood, but doing sealer/stain/poly on such a large amount of wood would have taken forever. Using shellac was suggested to me, but I had always heard shellac was hard to work with. Nothing could be further from the truth. This stuff was a joy to work with
I used a medium nap roller, and rolled on the shellac straight from the can. Rolling can leave some roller marks or "dimpling" in the finish, so I drug out the shellac with a relatively dry bush immediately after rolling. Shellac dries extremely fast (like in about 15 minutes) so you have to work quickly. This produces a nice finish. The wood develops an beautiful warm 'glow' and a moderate sheen. Not too shiny, but enough to notice. I put on two coats, with no sanding between.
A couple things to watch out for... If you have a large surface, try to do the whole surface at one time. If you do half a wall, then come back and do the other half, there can be a noticeable edge where the two parts meet.A light sanding and re-application will take care of it Also, keep your area WELL ventilated. The solvent in shellac is alcohol, not only is it very flammable, but you can get quite the buzz off the fumes. Clean up is easy, just make sure you have plenty of denatured alcohol.
Shellac won't protect wood as well as poly, but its easy to repair marks and scratches. If you want a reasonable amount of protection, stunning looks and easy application, this could be just the product for you.
December 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rooferguy works so easy
This was one of the easiest Orders I 've ever placed
April 9, 2014