Zinsser 1 qt. Amber Shellac Traditional Finish and Sealer-(Case of 4) is for wood furniture, floors, paneling, trim, crafts and antique restoration. The shellac dries to the touch in 15 minutes and can be re-coated in 45 minutes. Beautifies wood with a lustrous glow that will not darken with age.
Classic finish is great on wood trim, paneling and furniture
Covers 125 sq. ft.
Dried film is non-toxic and hypoallergenic
All-natural and nontoxic formula is suitable for use as a clear protective sealer for crafts and household projects
Dries to touch in 30 minutes
Easy clean up with alcohol or ammonia and water
Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
Bare Wood,Finished Wood,Old/Reclaimed Wood,Stained Wood,Unfinished Wood
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out of 93 reviews
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Jan 1, 2019
A wonderful finish
A wonderful finish
Jan 1, 2018
For my purposes of refinishing 60yr old floors where significant portions were covered by wall to...
For my purposes of refinishing 60yr old floors where significant portions were covered by wall to wall carpet ruining the finish, I found the Zinsser shellac to be superb for refinishing entire floors and spot repairing smaller areas to where I was able to match/blend to the existing undamaged finish. The shellac provided the control to vary the application thickness so that I could restore my floors to the original warm amber color which I was unable to replicate with any stain combinations. Then after the shellac application, I followed it up Zinsser's clear top coat sealer followed by semi-gloss polyurethane.
In the photo I attached showing my foyer, notice the different wood floor areas of a closet (right) that was not carpeted versus the hallway (bottom) which was carpeted and needed to be sanded. Additionally, notice the closet threshold and the saddle transition at the start of the hallway are both new, unfinished oak pieces. I was able to make all of the different flooring match using the Zinsser Amber Shellac.
Sep 27, 2017
This is absolutely my favorite sealer. I absolutely love...
This is absolutely my favorite sealer. I absolutely love it!
May 2, 2017
Goes on very easily with a natural fiber brush designed for oil based paints / stains. First coat...
Goes on very easily with a natural fiber brush designed for oil based paints / stains. First coat does a great job re-moisturizing the wood and then subsequent coats result in an ever-deepening gloss and shine. I used this to restore original 1880 heart pine trim in a window bay that was terribly neglected for decades. About 4 coats brought the sheen and color back to a near exact match for the original hand-applied shellac throughout the house. I will definitely be purchasing this again!
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Dec 14, 2015
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.
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Jun 9, 2014
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..
Apr 15, 2014
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.
1-qt. Clear Shellac Traditional Finish and Sealer (Case of 4)
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