Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JC Really good stuff...
If I were to award this product a fifth star Zinnser would have to remove the wax from the product. I give its sister product SealCoat five stars for that reason and for having a decent shelf life. However, I still use the amber under lacquer without any problems. Mostly, I use it to "warm up" whatever wood I'm using as it kisses the wood with just the right amount of amber while allowing the wood's grain and character to shine through. As a finish by itself it must be understood that it is susceptible to heat and moisture. Therefore, NEVER use it for a table top or any surface that sees a whole lot of use unless you do as I do and topcoat with varnish or poly. Knowing that, you can't go wrong with this product. By the way, it's probably the most forgiving finish to apply too. If you make a booboo, just slather on some denatured alcohol, wipe it off and try again. Also, spraying it is a cinch even with a cheapo HVLP sprayer. Just cut your mixture about 1:10 of alcohol to shellac and spray away.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by aac1 Works Great Amber Shellac Traditional Finish
I have a 95 year of old house. My goal was to install a new stair railing and match it to the rest of the wood. My house is full of aged gum wood trim. The Amber Shellac Traditional Finish on the new railing made the railing match the rest of the house. Easy to work with,
May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Herb Amber shellac
This is a great product that we used to refinish 100 year old fir floors. 50/50 mix with denatured alcohol and wow! What a finish! Wax was applied on top of shellac, back to original like condition
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by edoman This product performs excellently
Mixes easily, gives excellent results, adds just the right amount of tint to work piece. It also dries quickly. It gave me the results I was looking for.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kengkong How to treat the wood safely
Use the shellac to help protect the wood from the elements and to protect the chickens from ingesting undesirable chemicals. Chickens peck at and eat anything..
June 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by genedoc Amber Shellac
I have been a professional painter for over 24 yrs, I manage large projects. I also like building furniture on my off time. I can tell you how undervalued this Amber Shellac is. Note if you do pick some up remember your denatured alcohol for clean up!
December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CK01 This product is a pleasure to use.
This shellac spreads easily and dries quickly. I have used it on many projects. It seals end grain (best to use the clear if painting or staining is required) and provides a very nice low luster finish. I have not tested it for compatibility with urethane top coat. It is not suitable for damp, outdoor, or wet environments, but it is a great solution where a quick and easy finish is required. Drying time is very fast and does not attract dust while drying. I apply it outside for safety reasons and have been pleased with the wide temperature range that it can tolerate while drying.
October 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrJack Fast repair on old finish
This shellac is a good choice to match old amber shellac surfaces when doing repairs or touch ups on previously shellac'ed surfaces. I had to repair some scratches on a carved mahogany wall decoration that was about 60 years old and this shellac was used to cover the sanded surfaces after the scratches were removed. It matched pretty well and it was very easy to apply dried quickly allowing for recoats in just a few hours.
December 9, 2015